Carlos Alcaraz wins French Open for third Grand Slam title

06/10/2024

PARIS (AP) — As Carlos Alcaraz began constructing his comeback in Sunday’s French Open final, a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Alexander Zverev for a first championship at Roland Garros and third Grand Slam title…

Carlos Alcaraz topples Novak Djokovic for Wimbledon throne

07/17/2023

LONDON—When Novak Djokovic fell face down on the dusty Centre Court baseline early in the fourth set of Sunday’s blockbuster Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz, for a second he looked in no hurry to rise up and…

Novak Djokovic crushes Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open

Reuters 01/29/2023

MELBOURNE—A ruthless Novak Djokovic resumed his reign over Melbourne Park by winning a record-extending 10th Australian Open title on Sunday and crushing the Grand Slam dream of Greek trailblazer Stefanos Tsitsipas in a one-sided final. In a…

Kenya’s Okutoyi aiming to be ‘Serena of Africa’ at French Open

Agence France Presse 05/28/2022

It has been a long and painful path for Angella Okutoyi to reach the red clay courts of Roland Garros but the 18-year-old Kenyan is in no doubt about her ambition. “The French Open is the big…

Fernandez, Raducanu arrange first all-teen US Open final since 1999

Reuters 09/10/2021

NEW YORK CITY, United States –Two unseeded players, both teenagers, will face each other in a U.S. Open final for the first time. Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu both advanced Thursday night in New York and will…

‘I’m done’: Serena walks out in tears after semifinal defeat

Agence France Presse 02/18/2021

Serena Williams broke down in tears and cut short her post-match press conference after another failed bid to equal Margaret Court’s record Grand Slam haul, calling her defeat to Naomi Osaka “a big error day.” The veteran American’s quest to…

Play on: Australian Open continues under lockdown

Reuters 02/13/2021

MELBOURNE – The sixth day of the Australian Open is usually one of the best attended of the Grand Slam fortnight but there was an eerie quiet around the Melbourne Park precinct as play got underway on…

‘Poland Garros’: Swiatek powers to landmark French Open triumph

Agence France Presse 10/11/2020

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek,…

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

Associated Press 01/30/2020

  MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So long in the shadows of other American tennis players, Sofia Kenin is into her first Grand Slam final at age 21 — and she beat the woman ranked No. 1 to…

No Grand Slam for SMB; Gin Kings oust Beermen in QF

11/24/2019

Barangay Ginebra did it again. The Gin Kings denied San Miguel another shot at a Grand Slam after ousting the Beermen with a 100-97 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal round on Sunday, November 24, 2019,…

Stephens: Ranked 957th early August, now U.S. Open champion

AP 09/10/2017

New York— Sloane Stephens’ remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot. After being…

San Mig Coffee Mixers rule Governor’s Cup, seals fifth treble in PBA

Calvin D. Cordova 07/10/2014

With bated breath, the San Mig Coffee Mixers watched Arizona Reid let loose a triple. The shot fell way short and the Coffee Mixers completed a historic feat. San Mig survived Rain or Shine’s gallant stand to…

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