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World Oct 11Nadal ties Federer at 20 Slams by beating Djokovic in Paris
Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.
Arts Sep 30Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles
Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open because of an Achilles injury. The 23-time Grand Slam champion says she had a short warmup and decided she couldn’t continue.
World Sep 12Osaka comes back, tops Azarenka at US Open; 3rd Slam title
By the end, Osaka pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback victory for her second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title overall.
World Sep 06Djokovic out of U.S. Open after hitting line judge with ball
As he walked to the sideline for the changeover, Djokovic smacked a ball behind him. The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court.
Nation Jun 16New York Gov. Cuomo gives go-ahead for U.S. Open tennis in August
Cuomo says the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held starting in late August without spectators as part of the state's reopening from coronavirus lockdowns.
Nation Feb 265-time Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32
In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?”…
Nation Sep 02Defending U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic in 4th round
Osaka’s achy left knee didn’t let her serve without pain. Bencic's clean, crisp strokes, struck with the ball still on the rise, contributed plenty to the outcome, too.
World Jul 14Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy
Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday.
World Jul 13Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam
On top of her game right from start to finish, Simona Halep overwhelmed Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion for her second major championship.
Nation Jul 09Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon semifinal
"She's something our sport has never seen," Alison Riske said after Williams defeated her in the quarterfinals.