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Coco Gauff reaches the top of the women’s doubles rankings with Canadian Open victory

The pair defeated Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 10-5 in Sunday’s final, which was decided by a match tie-break. At 18 years and 154 days old, Gauff is the second-youngest player in WTA history to reach the top of the doubles rankings after Switzerland’s Martina Hingis, who …

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Serena Williams begins farewell tour as she loses at the Canadian Open

The 23-time grand slam champion was defeated 6-2 6-4 by Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Canadian Open in Toronto — her first match since penning an article in Vogue explaining that “the countdown has begun” and that she will “evolve away from tennis.” “As I said in …

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Naomi Osaka pulls out of Canadian Open with back injury

While trailing Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (4) 3-0, the four-time grand slam champion received treatment on the court but eventually retired and left the court in tears. “I felt my back from the start of the match, and despite trying my best to push through it, I just wasn’t able …

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Serena Williams claims her first singles win in more than a year at the Canadian Open

Williams, whose last singles victory came at the 2021 French Open, had to battle hard to overcome Párrizas Díaz in close to two hours, despite what the straight-sets scoreline might suggest. The 23-time grand slam champion dropped her serve just once in the match, but saved seven break points — …

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Nick Kyrgios: ‘Reinvented’ Aussie makes history with singles and doubles wins at Citi Open

His 6-4 6-2 victory against Yoshihito Nishioka in the singles final ended a three-year ATP Tour title drought, while his 7-5 6-4 win in the doubles alongside American Jack Sock marked his third doubles title of the year. “I’ve been in some really dark places,” Kyrgios said afterwards, according to …

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Victoria Azarenka: Belarusian tennis star forced to withdraw from Toronto tournament due to visa issue

The two-time grand slam champion also recently missed Wimbledon after the tournament banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Players from Russia and Belarus are still permitted to compete on the tennis circuit, but must do so under a neutral flag. The Toronto Open, which …

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Djokovic and Williams on US Open entry lists — but that doesn’t mean they’ll play

However, the inclusion doesn’t mean that either will definitely play. Williams returned to grand slam action this month at Wimbledon after a year-long break — but was knocked out in the first round after a three-hour, 11-minute tussle with France’s Harmony Tan. But Williams, who turned 40 last September, is …

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Marion Hollins: The ‘It Girl’ of golf who broke down barriers

CNN  —  Marion Hollins was never afraid to push boundaries. Golf could be an unforgiving sport for women, in particular at a time when women’s rights were severely restricted in the US. However, Hollins became one of the leading figures in the sport during the first half of the last …

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Novak Djokovic: Following 21st grand slam title at Wimbledon, what’s next?

The Serbian won his 21st grand slam title on Sunday, beating Nick Kyrgios in the final to win yet another Wimbledon trophy, the seventh time he’s done so and his fourth at SW19 in a row. However, as it stands, Djokovic’s immediate future remains unclear. As a result of his …

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