Rafael Nadal stops match for mother looking for missing child

Rafael Nadal halted play during an exhibition match this week so that a woman could find her lost child. Nadal was teaming with Simon Solbas and facing Carlos Moya and John McEnroe at an exhibition in Mallorca at the Rafael Nadal Sports Centre. During the match, Nadal was getting ready to serve but stopped play after hearing a woman searching for her missing child. In this video...
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Top-ranked Kerber falls to Kvitova at Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Angelique Kerber lost her first match as the No. 1-ranked player, losing to Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Wuhan Open on Wednesday. Kvitova saved 17 of 22 break points on her way to the 7-6 (10), 5-7, 6-4 win over Kerber, who committed eight double faults. Kerber replaced Serena Williams atop the rankings with her run to the U.S. Open title, and took...
Via Associated Press
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Flipkens, Tsurenko reach Tashkent Open quarterfinals

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Second-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium scraped into her sixth quarterfinals of the year at the Tashkent Open, edging Maria Sakkari of Greece 7-6 (0), 3-6, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. Flipkens set up a quarterfinal meeting with Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic. Only twice this year has Flipkens reached the semifinals. Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko continued...
Via Associated Press
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Kuznetsova ousts Venus to reach Wuhan Open quarters

WUHAN, China (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova ousted defending champion Venus Williams 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Wuhan Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Kuznetsova dominated Williams from the outset, breaking the American five times. She improved to 5-4 against Williams. Williams struggled with her serve in the gusty conditions and had seven double faults. Simona Halep of Romania also advanced...
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WATCH: John McEnroe opens his new Sports Academy

Legendary tennis star John McEnroe discusses the new Sports Academy he put together and his vision of it for the local NYC area.
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Russian hackers take aim at Williams and Biles

Russian hackers broke into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete database and leaked private medical information for three of the USA’s biggest female athletes, reports the New York Times. According to Rebecca B. Ruiz, hackers published the private medical records of Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Simone Biles, among others. The documents showed the trio received medical...
Via The Comeback
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WATCH: Dan Shulman has a little trouble with the name “Novak Djokovic”

Dan Shulman is one of the best announcers ESPN has and is maybe one of the best in all of sports television.  But even the best can have a momentary slip of the mind and/or tongue that can be quite amusing. As Shulman was welcoming viewers to Sunday Night Baseball after the US Open tennis final between Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, he had a little bit of trouble with Djokovic’s...
Via Awful Announcing
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Novak Djokovic gets controversial foot treatment during finals

Novak Djokovic stoked a controversy during the fourth set of the U.S. Open men's final on Sunday by getting treatment on his foot mid-set. Djokovic was down 3-0 in the fourth set and had just held serve to make it 3-1 when he asked for a break in action to get treatment on his foot. The break was granted and a trainer came out to treat his feet. Stan Wawrinka was livid because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams loses match and No. 1 ranking with U.S. Open defeat

Serena Williams lost more than a match Thursday at the U.S. Open. The next time you look at the WTA rankings, there will be a name other than Serena Williams at No. 1 for the first time since Feb. 18, 2013 following her shocking loss in straight sets to Karolina Pliskova in Thursday’s semifinals at the year’s final Grand Slam. First Grand Slam Final!@KaPliskova shocks Serena...
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How technology is making the US Open a better fan and player experience

Milos Raonic made swift work of Dustin Brown in his first round match at the US Open. Raonic won in straight sets — 75 63 64 — in just under two hours of work. Raonic wasn’t flawless in his 1st round win, but he played his most efficient tennis. Looking at IBM’s SlamTracker stats of the match, two numbers jumps out over the others: 65 percent of his rally winners and 70 percent...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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