U.S. tennis apologizes after Nazi-era verse sung during German national anthem

U.S. tennis apologizes after Nazi-era verse sung during German national anthem

The United States Tennis Association issued an apology this weekend after a performer at the USA-Germany Federation Cup tie sung an obsolete verse of the German national anthem that hasn’t been used since the Nazi era. A singer used the lyrics from the first verse of Deutschlandlied – which includes the words “Germany, Germany above all, above all in […]

Serena beat Venus to wins record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena beat Venus to wins record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams rewrote history on Saturday to surpass Steffi Graf and capture a record 23rd Grand Slam title as well as the world No 1 ranking by beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final. The dominant American swept past her greatest rival 6-4, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena for her seventh Melbourne Park […]

Serena, Venus set up dream Australian final

Serena, Venus set up dream Australian final

Unstoppable Serena Williams zeroed in on a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday by setting up an Australian Open final against her older sister Venus, as the siblings’ dream came true. The ruthless world No 2 proved one step too far for unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, whose fairytale tournament was finally ended in a crushing […]

Djokovic ends Murray’s 28-win streak

Djokovic ends Murray’s 28-win streak

Novak Djokovic brought world number one Andy Murray’s 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha on Saturday to retain the Qatar Open title in a three-set thriller. Serb star Djokovic won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a high-quality, action-packed match between the two best players in the world lasting almost three hours. It is Djokovic’s […]

Novak Djokovic loses temper, and his match in Shanghai Masters semis

Novak Djokovic loses temper, and his match in Shanghai Masters semis

Novak Djokovic lost his temper then his semifinal at the Shanghai Masters to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. The top-ranked Serb struggled to control his errors for the second straight match, spraying groundstrokes and missing routine drop shots. He finished with 29 unforced errors and was a miserable 2-of-9 on break-point chances. […]

Maria Sharapova wins appeal, has suspension reduced to 15 months

Maria Sharapova wins appeal, has suspension reduced to 15 months

Maria Sharapova has won her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, lopping nine months off the two-year suspension she received from the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for meldonium in January. The ban was announced June 8 but backdated to Jan. 26, when the failed test was discovered during this year’s Australian […]

Serena Williams continues fight against systemic racism: ‘I won’t be silent’

Serena Williams continues fight against systemic racism: ‘I won’t be silent’

Serena Williams’ remarkable late career has been marked not only by continued excellence on the court, but by an increasing outspokenness off it. After her historic Wimbledon title in July, in the wake of two separate video-documented police killings of black men, Serena used her press conference to speak about the need for recognition, understanding, […]

Caroline Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final

Caroline Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final

Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semifinal at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole’s reign at the Ariake Coliseum. The former world No 1 prevailed in two hours and 50 minutes of hard-fought tennis and will meet local wildcard Naomi Osaka or Ukraine’s […]

Wawrinka overcomes Djokovic in 4 sets to win US Open

Wawrinka overcomes Djokovic in 4 sets to win US Open

Stan Wawrinka put forth yet another monstrous effort in a Grand Slam final on Sunday, defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in a grueling, physical four-hour battle to win the US Open. The 31-year-old Swiss now owns three major titles – one in each of the past three seasons, each […]

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