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Nadal beats Thiem to claim record-stretching 12th French Open title

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2019. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after his final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Rafael Nadal claimed a record-stretching 12th French Open title by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in a repeat of last

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It’s a Barty party: Australian wins 1st major at French Open

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty kisses the trophy as she celebrates winning her women’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis,

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Draw opening up for Stephens to reach French Open final

Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in two sets, 6-4, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens has no other Grand Slam winners — or even finalists

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Boxing: Joshua suffers stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr.

Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr – WBA Super, IBF, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Titles – Madison Square Garden, New York, United States – June 1, 2019 Anthony Joshua in action with Andy Ruiz Jr Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Andy Ruiz Jr. dethroned British title-holder Anthony Joshua with a stunning seventh-round

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Reaction to Liverpool’s Champions League final win over Tottenham

Soccer Football – Champions League Final – Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – June 1, 2019 Liverpool fans celebrate after the match REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Reaction to Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on Saturday. LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP “I am so happy for the boys all

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Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Golf – Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for

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Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

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Federer wins Dubai final to join Connors in century club

Photo (AP) Add a century of career titles to Roger Federer’s staggering list of tennis achievements. The 20-time Grand Slam champion became the second male player to win 100 tour-level tournaments in the professional era when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday. Jimmy Connors is the

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Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia’s 1st No. 1 in tennis

Photo(AP) Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years and the first man or woman from Asia to lead the tennis rankings. Simona Halep’s 48-week stay atop the WTA ended Monday. She slid to No. 3 after a fourth-round loss to Serena Williams. Williams

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Djokovic routs Nadal for record seventh Australian title

Photo (Reuters) Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win in his long rivalry with the Spaniard. The peerless Serb broke Nadal five times at a stunned Rod Laver Arena while conceding only a single break point

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