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With global appeal, Osaka to earn more

TOKYO (AP) – Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the US Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court – on the marketing front – she has the same potential. Maybe more. “It’s very, […]

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Arcilla repels  Anasta, bags  PPS net title

Johnny Arcilla added another PPS-PEPP Open crown to his growing trophy collection, beating Vicente Anasta with a hot start and a late charge in the second set, 6-4, 6-4, to nail the Pintaflores Festival title in San Carlos, Negros Occidental last Monday. Arcilla broke Anasta right in the first game and kept the edge by […]

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Serena went too far with her rant: Roger

LONDON (AFP) – Serena Williams ‘‘went too far’’ with her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final, according to Roger Federer. Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a ‘‘liar’’ and a ‘‘thief’’ during her defeat by Naomi […]

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Russian stuns Djokovic

PARIS (AFP) – Russia’s Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year – joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner – and denied Djokovic […]

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Djokovic edges Federer anew

Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end.

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Milliam sustains hot run; Arcilla, Verdad in semis

Alexa Milliam raised her title collection to 12 in four weeks after another dominant campaign in the PPS-PEPP Pintaflores national age group tennis tournament at the Sacata courts in San Carlos, Negros Occidental last Friday.

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