Ann Liguori

Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu
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Ann Liguori
September 09, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Rafael Nadal, the Spanish bull, the relentless warrior, prevailed in an epic five-setter to win the men’s title and Bianca Andreescu, a newbie to the Grand Slam podium, pulled off a major upset to win the women’s title during a spectacular final weekend of U.S. Open tennis. Click to read.
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Rafael Nadal
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Ann Liguori
September 06, 2019 - 2:15 pm
The "Big Three" in men’s tennis, players who have garnered so much attention coming into this U.S. Open, has been narrowed down to the "Big One." And his name is the one and only, Rafael Nadal. Click to read.
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Serena Williams
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Ann Liguori
September 05, 2019 - 11:28 am
Four players remain in the women’s draw from the 128 players who started. Only two of the four remaining are ranked in the top ten in the world. Click to read.
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Roger Federer hits a backhand against Grigor Dimitrov in a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open on Sept. 3, 2019.
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Ann Liguori
September 04, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Roger Federer was ahead two sets to one against the unseeded Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday evening in their quarterfinal match before the 20-time Grand Slam champ lost in five sets. Federer had beaten Dimitrov all seven previous times they had played. Click to read.
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 Naomi Osaka of Japan after losing Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sept. 2, 2019, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 03, 2019 - 9:12 am
Top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka was ousted Monday in her round-of-16 match at the U.S. Open against Belinda Bencic, the 13th seed from Switzerland. Bencic moved better, took the ball on the rise and beat the two-time Grand Slam winner for the third time this year. Becic’s 7-5, 6-4 win...
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 Serena Williams of the USA after beating Petra Martic of Croatia in the fourth round on day seven of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament
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Ann Liguori
September 02, 2019 - 9:12 am
Two of the biggest names in the game moved into the quarterfinals in straight sets on Sunday afternoon.
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Taylor Townsend reacts after beating Simona Halep in the second round of the U.S. Open on Aug. 30, 2019.
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Ann Liguori
August 30, 2019 - 9:27 am
Taylor Townsend’s three-set win, shocking fourth-seeded Simona Halep, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 , in their second-round matchup Thursday at the U.S. Open, was the biggest win in the 23-year-old’s career. And a joy to watch. Click to read.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia
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Ann Liguori
August 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
Roger Federer advanced to the third round at the U.S. Open but it was the second straight match where the 38-year-old star dropped the first set before looking like he was awake.
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Serena Williams hits a forehand against Maria Sharapova on Aug. 26, 2019, at the U.S. Open.
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Ann Liguori
August 27, 2019 - 10:49 am
On a glorious day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center when the USTA unveiled an 18-ton granite statue of Althea Gibson, whom King called "the Jackie Robinson of tennis" for breaking through the sport's color barrier, the African-American athlete who has dominated the women’s game for...
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Serena Williams
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Ann Liguori
August 26, 2019 - 8:51 am
The big three in the men’s game – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -- will continue their all-out battle for most career major titles, and 23-time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams is hoping to win her seventh U.S. Open title and her first major title since the 2017 Australian Open...
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