Tennis

Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph ‘would never have happened’ in my day, claims former champion

Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph ‘would never have happened’ in my day, claims former champion – AP Flavia Pennetta, the 2015 US Open champion, has launched a surprise attack on Emma Raducanu’s against-the-odds New York triumph, claiming it “could never have happened” in her day. The Italian, now 39, cited the 18-year-old’s sensational success as …

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Halep beats Potapova in Kremlin Cup opener, Jabeur retires

MOSCOW — Simona Halep started her campaign at the Kremlin Cup with a straight-sets win on Tuesday, while Ons Jabeur retired from her first-round match. Halep won 6-1, 6-4 against Anastasia Potapova despite losing her serve three times and next plays Veronika Kudermetova in the second round after the Russian beat 18-year-old qualifier Oksana Selekhmetova …

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Andy Murray wins epic three-set battle against American Frances Tiafoe at European Open

Andy Murray returns the ball – AFP Former world No 1 Andy Murray battled past American Frances Tiafoe in a 3hr 45min marathon to reach the second round of the European Open in Antwerp. Murray, winner of the tournament in 2019 on his comeback from hip surgery, progressed through an epic contest 7-6 (2), 6-7 …

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Novak Djokovic’s defence of Australian Open in doubt after official confirms unvaccinated may not get visas

Novak Djokovic – Novak Djokovic Australian Open defence in doubt after official confirms no special plans for unvaccinated players – GETTY IMAGES Players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 are unlikely to be allowed into the country to compete in the Australian Open, the leader of the state hosting the tournament has said. Victoria, …

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How Cameron Norrie wore down Indian Wells opponents to win title – and what comes next

Cameron Norrie of Great Britain poses for an off court photograph with his winners trophy after his three set victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili – Getty Images Cameron Norrie become the first British player to win tennis’s ‘fifth slam’ at Indian Wells, beating Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday night in three sets. Norrie’s triumph continues something of …

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Commentary: Cameron Norrie becomes first Brit to win men’s singles at Indian Wells

Cameron Norrie reacts after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili in the singles final at the BNP Paribas Open. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) The BNP Paribas Open men’s final was won Sunday by a ground-stroke machine named Cameron Norrie. He is actually a human being who lives in London and played college tennis at Texas Christian. …

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Commentary: Men’s final matchup at BNP Paribas Open feels flat, and that’s fitting this year

Cameron Norrie, above, beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 in a semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open. He will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in Sunday’s final. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) Picture this scenario. As a tennis fan, you found yourself wandering through a Las Vegas sportsbook recently, looking for some action on the upcoming …

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