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Nadal sues ex-French minister for 100,000 euros

Paris, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up. Nadal is suing Bachelot, who served as sports minister between 2007 and 2010, over remarks in March …

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Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

  Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give …

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Muguruza new No 1, Stephens returns to top 20

Paris, France | AFP | Garbine Muguruza officially became world number one for the first time on Monday, as Sloane Stephens soared back into the top 20 after her surprise US Open triumph. Wimbledon champion Muguruza takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top of the rankings, after the Czech’s quarter-final …

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Nadal hails ‘best season’ and ‘incredible era’

  New York, United States | AFP |  Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as “one of the best of his career” on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam. World number one Nadal defeated South Africa’s world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in …

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Stephens marvels at money and journey to US Open glory

New York, United States | AFP | Worries didn’t end for Sloane Stephens after winning her first Grand Slam title Saturday at the US Open, recalling the fabulous photographs of past champions she admired along the hallways of Arthur Ashe Stadium. “Everyone has the cutest photos on the wall in here …

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Nadal eyes sweet sixteen against Anderson

New York, United States | AFP | Rafael Nadal can wrap up a 16th Grand Slam title and third at the US Open on Sunday but has to find a way past the almost unbreakable spirit of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who captured a 10th Roland Garros …

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Stephens routs Keys for US Open title, first Slam crown

New York, United States | AFP |  Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final. Stephens took a $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) top …

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Anderson stands tall as South Africa trailblazer

New York, United States | AFP |  Kevin Anderson stands out at 6ft 8ins (2.02m) as the South African readies to tackle Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s US Open final. Tall in stature, the 31-year-old has also had to develop a thick skin. Born in Johannesburg, but a long-time resident of …

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Serena ends silence, praises US Open runs of Keys, Stephens

New York, United States | AFP | Former world number one and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made her first public comments since giving birth to a daughter one week ago, tweeting praise Friday to the US Open women’s finalists. Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open …

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