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Tennis Royalty Federer And Serena Back For Another Season

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Tennis royalty Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been pounding balls across the net for more than 20 years and they are back for yet another season, starting in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup from Saturday. Both 37 years old and with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, Federer is now a father and Williams a mother but …

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Serena Williams Hails Rule Changes To Protect Mothers In Tennis

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Serena Williams has described the new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as “great” and believes the move will encourage more players to take a break from the tour to have children then come back to resume their careers. Under the new rules, returning mothers who have a special ranking that would earn them …

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Serena Williams Fined $17,000 After US Open Final Outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being “a thief” during Saturday’s stormy final. Williams was incensed at the coaching …

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Serena Williams Outburst Taints Osaka Win After Bizarre Final

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”. Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams’s second set outburst, the American enraged by umpire Carlos Ramos’s warning for receiving coaching from her …

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Woods Praises ‘Impressive’ Serena, Backs ‘Special’ Kaepernick Ad

Tiger Woods praised fellow comeback star Serena Williams for her US Open finals run on Friday while also lauding a new commercial for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Woods, a 14-time major champion, was a runner-up at August’s PGA Championship in his comeback season while Williams has advanced to the US Open final a year after giving birth to …

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Serena Williams Lauds Nike For Kaepernick Campaign

Serena Williams reiterated her admiration for American football player turned activist Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday and praised apparel maker Nike for featuring him in a new ad campaign. “Especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today. #justdoit,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion tweeted before she headed out to book a US Open semi-final berth with a 6-4, …

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Serena Williams Accuses US Doping Chiefs Of Discrimination

Serena Williams claims she is the victim of “discrimination” by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players. At Wimbledon, Williams slammed “shocking” treatment over excessive targeting from testers in the run-up to the second Grand Slam of the season. And in a tweet on Wednesday the 23-time Grand slam winner reignited the discussion. …and it’s that …

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Kerber Stuns Serena’s Bid For History In Wimbledon Final

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the seven-time champion with a stunning 65-minute upset on Centre Court. “I knew …

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Which New Zealand Super 18 Backline Will Be The Strongest In 2017?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Nehe Milner-Skudder of the Hurricanes is tackled during the round one Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at GIO Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The five New Zealand Super 18 franchises have just named their squads and some contrasting and truly terrifying looking backlines will take the field in the 2017 season. In backlines brimming with speed, power and skill, the question is: which one is shaping up as the most dangerous? We take a look at the most likely starting options for each …

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Tennis Tuesday: Successful Start For Serena

The action continues at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as Serena Williams made a winning return to the tournament after a 14-year absence.  Indian Wells Roundup Serena Williams defeated Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years. The World No.1 has not played at the tournament since 1999 when she was jeered by …

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Racism, Tennis and The Williams Sisters

After a fourteen year absence, Serena Williams returns to Indian Wells where she experienced one of the darkest days in her professional career.     “I am fortunate to be at a point in my career where I have nothing to prove. I’m still as driven as ever, but the ride is a little easier. I play for the love …

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Tennis Tuesday – Serena Williams To End Indian Wells Boycott

Serena Williams will play Indian Wells next month for the first time in 14 years, while a small piece of tennis history was made in Ecuador. This is Tennis Tuesday. Serena Williams Ends Indian Wells Boycott Serena Williams will end her 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. She returns for the first time since 2001 when …

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Tennis: Serena and Novak Victorious in Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were champions again in Melbourne as both create their own piece of Australian Open history.    Djokovic Wins Again It was Grand Slam No.8 for Novak Djokovic as he defeated Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday. The win puts the Serbian level with the likes of Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors. …

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Tennis Tuesday: Murray Revamps Team

In this week’s edition of Tennis Tuesday, Eilís Brennan discusses Andy Murray’s shake up of his coaching team, and the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) making it’s debut.     Murray Splits For the second time this year, Andy Murray has shaken up his coaching team. Murray has decided to split from assistant coach, Dani Vallverdu, and fitness coach, Jez …

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