Tennis

Sloane Stephens coming to New York for World Team Tennis

Sloane Stephens will play one match with the New York Empire this summer, The Post has learned. Stephens, the 2017 US Open winner who’s currently ranked No. 7 in the world, will play for the Empire in it’s July 18 home match against the Orange County Breakers at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx. That match ...

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Ash Barty’s return to tennis brings her to French Open semifinals

PARIS — Ash Barty was only 15 when she won the junior title at Wimbledon, a prodigy with a slice-and-dice game style tailor-made for grass. Three years later, burned out and struggling with depression, she quit tennis and took up professional cricket instead. Had she not taken the 18-month break, Barty says, she would have given up tennis entirely. And yet, another ...

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‘It was not easy because of the emotions, the pressure’: Halep kicks off French Open title defense with Tomljanovic win

Reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep kicked off her title defense with a tough three set win against Ajla Tomljanovic. PARIS, France – Reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep kicked off her title defense with a tough three set win against Ajla Tomljanovic on Court Philippe Chatrier. The last time she stepped onto this court, just about 12 months ago, Halep ...

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‘I tried to stay as calm as possible’: Andreescu completes Bouzkova comeback in French Open debut

Bianca Andreescu needed two days to claim her first main draw victory at Roland Garros, edging past lucky loser Marie Bouzkova to advance to the second round. The on-the-rise Canadian started off the year with an appearance in the final of Auckland, before claiming titles at Newport Beach 125K event and the Premier Mandatory Indian Wells – defeating Angelique Kerber ...

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Thiem Tames Paul Test To Advance At Roland Garros

Fourth seed Dominic Thiem faced the toughest test of the tournament favourites in the first round at Roland Garros. But the Austrian battled on, and that’s what counts. Thiem defeated wild card and 2015 Roland Garros Boys’ Singles champion Tommy Paul 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 to remain undefeated in his openers at the year’s second Grand Slam (6-0). “it was definitely difficult, but I didn’t expect at ...

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Former WTA CEO Anne Worcester Named President Of Ellison-Backed Universal Tennis

Anne Worcester, the first female chief executive of the women’s WTA Tour and one of the most experienced leaders in international sports, will join Universal Tennis, which owns the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), as president. “Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide,” Universal Tennis said in an emailed press release. “Beyond her leadership at ...

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French Open rule change suggested by tennis pundit after Alexander Zverev incident

ITV4 commentator Mark Petchey, the former coach of Andy Murray, was commentating on Alexander Zverev’s five-set thriller with John Millman at the French Open on Tuesday. As tensions ran high in the fourth set, Zverev threw his racket into the Roland Garros clay although it wasn’t hard enough to break it. The host broadcaster showed countless replays of the incident ...

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Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to set Grand Slam record

KALAHAN DENG Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique ...

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SERENA WILLIAMS & WIMBLEDON 2016-FINAL AND HER 22 GRAND-SLAM VICTORY

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The World No 1 Serena Williams has done it again and gain this time for her 22 Grand-Slam title after defeating her rival  four seeded German Angelique Kerbe 7-5 and 6-3. Serena Williams did it in four straight sets , it was quite something people were amazed to see the power and superiority this young lady ...

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AN EGYPTIAN MAN WHO BEATS THE ODD BY PLAYING TENNIS WITH HIS MOUTH

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG   Ibrahim Hamato is an Egyptian citizen who got involved in a train crash when he was 10 years old, which led him to the hospital and forced doctors to amputate both of his arms. His passion in pursuing table tennis was driven by unconditional love to this sport which he now plays with his mouth.

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