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‘Big 3’ still players to beat at US Open

NEW YORK (AFP) – While a host of young rivals hope to disrupt the dominance of the “Big Three” in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain the US Open favorites. The year’s final Grand Slam showdown starts Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts with top-ranked Djokovic, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer […]

Serena vs Maria in US Open blockbuster 1st round duel

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday. Williams has dominated the Russian star in their head-to-head rivalry, winning 19 times with only two defeats, including their […]

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  Sydney Enriquez hopes to flash top form coming off a break as she shoots for another two-title sweep in the PPS-PEPP Cotabato City national age group tennis tournament, which started Thursday at the Cotabato City Tennis Society courts. Close to 200 players are vying for top honors in various divisions in the Group 2 […]

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Deaf Korean tennis player scores landmark win

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Lee Duck-hee became the first deaf player to win an ATP match on Monday, making a statement with a straight-sets win over Henri Laaksonen in Winston-Salem. “People made fun of me for my disability. They told me I shouldn’t be playing,” the 21-year-old South Korean said after shrugging off a lengthy rain […]

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KIMBERLY McKenzie toppled Corazon Lambonao twice in tough fashion while Cedrick Bravo dominated the boys’ side as they shared top honors in the PPS-PEPP Mayor R. Aquino national age-group tennis tournament in Samar yesterday. McKenzie, a half-Pinay, half-Australian from Cebu, repulsed Lambonao, 6-0, 4-6, 10-2, to rule the 14-U bracket then hacked out a 7-6(2), 6-3 […]

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Keys, Medvedev get 1st titles in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) – Two unexpected champions embraced their first Rookwood championship trophies, concluding a week that brought more questions than clarity to the upcoming US Open. Who’s going to be healthy on the women’s side? Will stumbles in the men’s bracket at the Western & Southern Open carry over to New York? And are […]

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