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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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Anderson seeks place among South Africa sport legends

New York, United States | AFP |  Kevin Anderson is one victory from joining a select group of South African sports champions by capturing his first Grand Slam title in Sunday’s US Open final against top-ranked Rafael Nadal. Golfing compatriots and major winners Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen watched him …

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‘Angry’ Del Potro backs Nadal to clinch US Open

New York, United States | AFP | Juan Martin del Potro admitted he was “angry” over his US Open semi-final loss to Rafael Nadal before backing the Spaniard to claim a third New York title and 16th Grand Slam triumph. Del Potro dominated the first set as he sought to defeat …

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Doctors clear Woods to swing golf clubs

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Doctors have given Tiger Woods the green light to swing a club again as the 14-time major championship winner takes aim at a return to professional golf. The 41-year-old American received medical clearance to start practising and tweeted a video Thursday of him …

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Nadal shattered, Muguruza shocked by Barcelona attack

Cincinnati, United States | AFP | Spanish reigning Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were shaken and saddened by Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and another 100 injured. “Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support for the families affected and the city,” …

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