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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next

August 17, 2022 8:56:30 pm

The players thrilled the crowd with an exciting rally in the fifth game of the second set, won by Williams with a forehand volley. But she double-faulted on the next point on the way to being broken.She briskly left the court after the match, waving to the crowd as she exited.

Serena Williams, Raducanu

‘Can’t believe I just played Serena Williams’: Emma Raducanu after destroying 23-time Grand Slam champion at Cincinnati Masters

August 17, 2022 10:23:23 am

The 40-year-old Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing "the countdown has begun" on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night.

Rafael Nadal to miss Davis Cup group stage against Novak Djokovic’s Serbia, Carlos Alcaraz to lead Spain

August 16, 2022 2:23:34 pm

Spain and Serbia also play Canada and South Korea in Valencia, one of four European cities hosting the group stage Sept. 13-18. The other cities are Bologna, Hamburg and Glasgow.

Daniil Medvedev

Watch: Daniil Medvedev confronts fans after called ‘loser’

August 16, 2022 10:19:00 am

Medvedev was heckled by a fan after the Russian star lost a 6-7 6-4 6-2 thriller to the in-form Kyrgios in the second round at the Canadian Open.

Ukraine flag, Cincinatti Open

Fan asked to remove Ukraine flag because it was too big says Cincinnati Open

August 16, 2022 7:53:07 am

During a qualifying match between Russian players Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova on Sunday, one of the players reportedly complained to the WTA chair umpire Morgane Lara about the fan, according to reports.

Rafael Nadal’s comeback, Serena Williams’ farewell raise the stakes in Cincinnati

August 16, 2022 2:25:54 pm

Stars collide at Western & Southern Open in lead-up to US Open.

Simona Halep, Pablo Carreno Busta clinch landmark titles in Canada

August 15, 2022 5:10:02 pm

Halep won her ninth WTA 1000 event in Toronto, while Carreno Busta won his first in Montreal.

Next up for Serena is Raducanu at Western & Southern Open

August 14, 2022 9:00:09 pm

If Williams advances, she could face 2016 Cincinnati champion Karolina Pliskova in the second round.

National Bank Open: Hubert Hurkacz stuns Casper Ruud in semis

August 14, 2022 9:40:48 am

Hubert Hurkacz of Poland defeated fourth-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Next up for Serena Williams is Emma Raducanu at Western & Southern Open

August 14, 2022 8:53:50 am

The 40-year-old Williams is preparing to walk away from tennis, saying she wants to have another child and pursue business interests.

2-time champ Simona Halep advances to Toronto final

August 14, 2022 8:16:00 am

The 15th-seeded Halep won the tournament in Montreal in 2016 and 2018.

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati

August 14, 2022 7:50:05 am

Djokovic has said he won’t get vaccinated against the illness caused by the coronavirus, even if that prevents him from playing in certain tournaments.

National Bank Open: Simona Halep beats Coco Gauff, Casper Ruud routed hometown favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime

August 13, 2022 9:51:31 am

Two-time champion Simona Halep beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) to enter the semifinals.

Bianca Andreescu feels in ‘great place’ in climb back to the top

August 12, 2022 2:32:15 pm

In 2019, Andreescu won in Indian Wells and the Canadian Open at home before going on to lift her maiden Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev targets Davis Cup return, keeps US Open hopes alive

August 12, 2022 10:03:00 am

The World No. 2 has been away from competitive action since June when he picked up an injury in his right ankle during the Roland Garros semifinal against Rafael Nadal.

Rampaging Nick Kyrgios on a mission to shed ‘wasted talent’ tag

August 12, 2022 8:54:38 am

Kyrgios steamrolled compatriot Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-3 at the Canadian Masters on Thursday to notch his 15th win from 16 matches.

Nick Kyrgios emerges as Canadian Open favourite as top 3 seeds crash out early

August 11, 2022 6:54:23 pm

The Wimbledon finalist is gaining momentum ahead of the US Open, defeating top seed and defending champion Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the second round in Montreal.

Rafael Nadal handed slim chance to play US Open as World No. 1 following Daniil Medvedev’s early loss in Montreal

August 12, 2022 7:07:26 am

The Spaniard could be the top seed in the final Major of the year if other results go his way next week in Cincinnati.

Serena Williams loses first match since announcing retirement in emotional affair in Toronto

August 11, 2022 5:18:36 pm

While there were some familiar fist pumps and yells of "Come on!" in her second-round match in Toronto, it was only afterward that the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion really allowed her feelings to show.

Medvedev rues early match-up with in-form Kyrgios

August 11, 2022 2:23:38 pm

Medvedev has now lost three out of his four meetings against the temperamental Australian, and the Russian said the latest defeat was down to his failure to execute at the key moments

Nadal confirms he will compete at Cincinnati

August 11, 2022 9:00:50 am

Federer is still undergoing rehab after undergoing knee surgery while Wimbledon champion Djokovic is unable to compete in the North American tournaments due to his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Osaka retires, Raducanu exits, Andreescu upsets in Toronto

August 10, 2022 9:03:43 am

Toronto-born Raducanu conceded a tight first set to Camila Giorgi but looked on course to level up the contest when she took a 2-0 lead in the second.

Serena

Thinking too much about 24th Slam didn’t help, says Serena

August 9, 2022 10:20:24 pm

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want that record. Obviously I do. But day-to-day, I'm really not thinking about her. If I'm in a Slam final, then yes, I'm thinking about that record. Maybe I thought about it too much, and that didn't help," Serena said.

Watch: Roger Federer keeps his word, plays with fan in Zurich

August 9, 2022 7:44:34 pm

Little did Zizou know that 5 years on from that press conference, Roger Federer would actually keep his word to him.

Serena’s ‘farewell’: Tennis star plans to retire soon, says will relish next few weeks

August 10, 2022 8:23:08 am

In a magazine article, Williams all but announced that she will be retiring very soon but she did not provide a specific date.

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