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# Tennis

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# Tennis
Jabeur becomes first African woman to reach US Open semi-finals
Casper Ruud also reached the semi-finals today.
# Tennis
Britain's Norrie crashes out of US Open after fourth-round defeat to Rublev
Rublev prevailed after a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.
# shots fired
'I've admired Serena but I don't think she has ever admired me,' says record-holder Court
The 80-year-old Australian feels under-appreciated in the sport despite her dominance in the 1960s and early ’70s.
# Tennis
Nick Kyrgios eyes on the big prize after stunning victory over Daniil Medvedev
Kyrgios produced one of the best performances of his career to knock out the world number one.
# Ruud awakening
Casper Ruud books US Open quarter-final against Matteo Berrettini
Ruud, seeded fifth, makes it to the US Open quarter-finals for the first time.
# Flushing Meadows
Perfect Nadal, battling Swiatek into US Open fourth round
Four-time champion Nadal took his record over Richard Gasquet to a perfect 18-0
# US Open
Nadal overcomes self-inflicted injury, Williams sisters lose in doubles
A round-up of the overnight action at Flushing Meadows.
# Building Momentum
Andy Murray reaches US Open last 32 for first time in six years
Earlier, China’s Wang Xiyu stunned third seed Maria Sakkari to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
# Tennis
Defending champion Raducanu and two-time winner Osaka make first round US Open exits
Rafa Nadal survived a scare to sneak through.
# Tennis
Serena to face Kovinic in US Open start as retirement looms
Williams is one title shy of the all-time record 24 Slam crowns won by Margaret Court.
# Defamation
She looks like she’s had 700 drinks – Fan accused by Kyrgios taking legal action
Kyrgios had complained to the umpire about the behaviour of Anna Palus in his four-set defeat by Novak Djokovic in this year’s Wimbledon final.
# canberra
Nick Kyrgios' court case for alleged assault charges set for October
The polarising tennis star is charged with common assault over an alleged incident in January 2021 involving his former partner.
# Tennis
Emma Raducanu beats Serena Williams in straight sets in Cincinnati
Williams struggled to find consistency in her fourth match of the season, giving up 12 unforced errors while making just 11 winners in Cincinnati.
# Calling Time
‘I’m evolving away from tennis’ - Serena Williams set to retire
The US Open is expected to be the 23-time grand-slam champion’s final tournament.
# holding out hope
Djokovic says he is 'preparing' to play US Open despite vaccination ban
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition to allow Djokovic to compete at the year’s final Grand Slam.
# free agent
Coach Fissette announces split from Osaka after two Grand Slam wins
Fissette previously worked with a host of other Grand Slam title winners such as Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Simon Halep and Angelique Kerber.
# putt to bed
Retired tennis star Barty rules out golf as a career
The 25-year-old three-time Grand Slam winner stunned the sporting world with her bombshell retirement in March.
# different outlook
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
# grin and bear it
Nadal battles on despite 'seven millimetre' tear to abdomen - report
The two-time champion intends to play Nick Kyrgios in tomorrow’s semi-final.
# doubt
Nadal unsure he will be fit to face Kyrgios in Wimbledon semi
The Spaniard admitted his father and sister had been gesticulating for him to quit his quarter-final match against Fritz.
# polarising
‘More mature’ Kyrgios relishes first ever Wimbledon semi-final berth
The controversial Australian will face Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.
# Centre Court
Former champion Halep progresses to Wimbledon semi-finals
The 30-year-old will face Elena Rybakina, who became the first player representing Kazakhstan to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.
# due in court
Tennis star Kyrgios charged with assault in Australia
The 27-year-old reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Monday.
# no love lost
Tsitsipas says Kyrgios is 'a bully' with 'evil side'
The mercurial Australian prevailed 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) in the match, during which both players were warned by the umpire.
# Chaos
Incredible scenes as Kyrgios wins bad-tempered Wimbledon clash with Tsitsipas
Earlier, Iga Swiatek’s remarkable 37-match winning streak came to an end.
# Emotional
Britain's Boulter dedicates shock win at Wimbledon to late grandmother
She secured a stunning upset against 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova.
# Tennis
Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon by big-serving John Isner
Isner fired down 36 aces to hand Murray his earliest Wimbledon exit.
# Uncertain
Serena Williams leaves future open after first-round Wimbeldon defeat
On her return to the Centre Court, the 40-year-old was beaten by Frenchwoman Harmony Tan last night.
# Positive test
Last year's runner-up out of Wimbledon due to Covid-19
Italian Matteo Berrettini is the second player in two days to pull out with the virus after Marin Cilic.
# Wrap
Djokovic racks up 80th Wimbledon win as Alcaraz fights back
The six-time champion battled past Kwon Soon-woo in four sets.
# Draw
Serena Williams to face unseeded Harmony Tan in Wimbledon opener
Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh title against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo.
# Comeback
Serena Williams’ Eastbourne doubles run cut short
Partner Ons Jabeur has withdrawn with a knee injury, and the American will now turn her attention to Wimbledon.
# Getting there
'It's OnSerena' - Williams steps up comeback after second successive win
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was speaking after her win with partner Ons Jabeur.
# the long road back
'I doubted I'd ever return,' says Serena Williams after winning comeback
A leg injury at last year’s Wimbledon forced her off tour for a year and saw her ranking plummet to 1,204 in the world.
# unorthodox
Russian player changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban - report
Natela Dzalamidze, a 29-year-old doubles player ranked No 44 in the world, is set to compete.
# On track
Nadal says his 'intention is to play at Wimbledon'
The Spaniard is hoping to make his first appearance at the All England Club in three years.
# Tennis
Former Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic into Queen's last eight
The 33-year-old Cilic has been in good form of late, advancing to the last four of this season’s French Open before losing to Casper Ruud.
# Door Is Open
Players from Russia and Belarus allowed to play at US Open under neutral flag
The move comes after the Grand Slams condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
# prejudice
Anger at French Open amid claim female players treated like 'second class citizens'
Tennis pioneer Billie Jean-King has waded into the tournament’s scheduling row.
# conscientious
Bigger issues than tennis on Coco Gauff's mind ahead of French Open final
The 18-year-old, who has only just graduated high school, was widely praised for her impromptu ‘peace, end gun violence’ message.