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‘You are the greatest of all time, not just in sports, also as a mother and as a wife’ – Alexis Ohanian celebrates Serena Williams

'You are the greatest of all time, not just in sports, also as a mother and as a wife' - Alexis Ohanian celebrates Serena Williams

Serena and Alexis had a private wedding on Thursday this week. He shared this photo from their wedding and celebrated his wife and the mother of his daughter, Alexis Jnr. He wrote: ‘@serenawilliams : You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport–I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife. I am so excited to write ...

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Djokovic dethroned by masterful Murray: The stats behind the new number one

Djokovic dethroned by masterful Murray: The stats behind the new number one

Andy Murray will be the ATP’s world number one for the first time on Monday after reaching the final of the Paris Masters to end Novak Djokovic’s lengthy reign at the top of the rankings. Andy Murray will replaced Novak Djokovic as world number one after Milos Raonic withdrew from Saturday’s scheduled Paris Masters semi-final due to injury. Murray would ...

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Olympics 2016: Djokovic crashes out after first round defeat

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Top seed Novak Djokovic was beaten in the first round of the Olympic men’s singles by Juan Martin Del Potro. The Serb, who lost to Del Potro in the bronze medal play-off at London 2012, was again overpowered by the Argentine, who won 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-2). The world number one, 29, was in tears as he left the court ...

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Bencic pulls out of Olympic to focus on US open

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World number 16 Belinda Bencic has pulled out of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio to focus on the US Open. The Swiss, 19, was forced to withdraw from the second round at this year’s Wimbledon with a wrist injury. Earlier last week, Bencic’s compatriot Roger Federer, the men’s world number three, pulled out of Rio with a knee injury ...

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Federer to miss Olympics due to Knee Injury

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” if he wants to prolong his career. s Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem. Federer required treatment twice during a ...

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Serena Williams wins grandslam, ties Graf´s slam record

Serena Williams wins grandslam, ties Graf´s slam record

Serena Williams tied Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Open Era grand slam titles thanks to a 7-5 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. Williams had been stuck on 21 Grand Slams since winning last year’s Wimbledon, but the American star ended that frustrating barren spell by winning the title. Serena Williams said her record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title was “even ...

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Djokovic completes career Grand Slam with Roland Garros triumph

Djokovic completes career Grand Slam with Roland Garros triumph

Novak Djokovic described his maiden French Open triumph as “one of the most special moments of my career”, after completing a career Grand Slam with victory over Andy Murray at Roland Garros. The world number one appeared in danger of suffering a fourth final defeat in five years on Court Philippe Chatrier when Murray took control early on, winning the opening set. However, ...

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Serena williams: Am very fit for Australian Open

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Serena Williams insists she is fit and ready in her quest for back-to-back Australian Open titles. Williams, 34, has had limited preparation for the Australian Open, where she will meet unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi in the first round, with the world number one hampered by a knee injury. The 21-time grand slam champion – a six-time winner at Melbourne Park ...

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Ana Ivanovic Suffers Another First-Round Exit in Sydney

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Things went from bad to worse for out-of-form Ana Ivanovic on Sunday after she lost to fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the first round of the Sydney International. Ivanovic suffered a swift opening-round exit at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Tuesday, the second seed stunned by qualifier Naomi Broady in straight sets. And it did not get any better ...

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Roger Federer Happy to Retire With 17 Grand Slams

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Roger Federer would be happy to end his career without adding to his 17 grand slam wins, but remains confident he can push for honours at majors. Federer’s last grand slam success came in 2012 at Wimbledon, with consecutive final appearances at the All England Club in the past two years giving Federer his best chances of another title – only for the ...

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Murray wants Davis Cup triumph to inspire future generation

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Great Britain’s Davis Cup hero Andy Murray hopes the triumph over Belgium will provide a lasting legacy. Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to seal a 3-1 victory for his country, having already overcome Ruben Bemelmans in his first singles match and joined brother Jamie in doubles success. After celebrating Britain’s first Davis Cup win since 1936, Murray called on ...

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Roger Federer stands between Novak Djokovic and a fourth successive title

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Roger Federer stands between Novak Djokovic and a fourth successive title at the ATP World Tour Finals after the former beat Stan Wawrinka 7-5 6-3 on Saturday. It was Federer who ended the world number one’s 23-match winning streak during the round-robin phase of this competition. And the Swiss master will now have the chance to inflict another defeat on Djokovic after coming from ...

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