Ann Liguori

Europe golfer Alex Noren is congratulated by teammates on the 18th green during the Ryder Cup Sunday singles matches at Le Golf National.
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Ann Liguori
October 01, 2018 - 10:28 am
The silence that overtook the American side of the driving range when Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka started hitting balls before Sunday’s singles matches at the Ryder Cup was a strong reminder of the enormous task at hand for the Americans.
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Europe golfer Ian Poulter and Europe golfer Rory McIlroy celebrate on the 15th green during the Ryder Cup Friday afternoon matches at Le Golf National.
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Ann Liguori
September 28, 2018 - 2:25 pm
After the U.S. Team dominated the morning fourballs session, winning three of the four matches, the European Team came back with a vengeance in the afternoon alternate shot session and shut-out the Americans, winning all four matches.
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Dustin Johnson tees off on the 17th hole during a Ryder Cup practice round on Sept. 27, 2018, at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
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Ann Liguori
September 27, 2018 - 10:10 am
Thursday is the final Ryder Cup practice day for both teams and the opening ceremony, where U.S. captain Jim Furyk and European captain Thomas Bjorn will announce their lineups for Friday’s first session.
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Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods walk to the 7th tee during a Ryder Cup practice round on Sept. 25, 2018, at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
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Ann Liguori
September 26, 2018 - 1:48 pm
Both teams played practice rounds Tuesday in preparation for Friday’s start to the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, and two of the four captain's picks for the U.S., Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, played their practice round together. Woods is coming off his first win of his comeback season at the...
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Ann Liguori
September 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
Paris: It was not quite a year ago that Tiger Woods uttered something at a Presidents Cup press conference (Sept 28-Oct. 1, 2017, Liberty National, NJ) that was surprising to hear, coming from him directly. I’m quite sure he took many media members, including me, by surprise, at least the ones who...
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Serena Williams gestures to umpire Carlos Ramos instead of shaking hands after her match against Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open women's final on Sept. 8, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 10, 2018 - 10:15 am
It was the most controversial match I’ve seen in my 36 years of covering the U.S. Open. And the controversy has nothing to do with sexism, as Serena Williams, the Women's Tennis Association and many others are charging.
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Serena Williams hits a forehand against Anastasija Sevastova in their U.S. Open semifinal match on Sept. 6, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
Five-time U.S. Open champ Serena Williams advanced to her 31st major final with a 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of Anastasija Sevastova , on Thursday night. The entire match lasted 66 minutes.
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Rafael Nadal  reacts after a point against Dominic Thiem in a U.S. Open quarterfinal match on Sept. 4, 2018, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 05, 2018 - 4:02 pm
He’s a warrior. The fiercest of competitors. He has thrilled tennis fans since 2002, when he won his first tournament at the age of 15.
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 Roger Federer hits to John Millman in a round-of-16 match on Sept, 3, 2018, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 04, 2018 - 12:09 pm
The unexpected happened Monday night and into the wee hours Tuesday at the U.S. Open: Roger Federer was ousted in the fourth round by an Australian journeyman ranked 55th in the world. It’s the first time in Federer’s illustrious career that he was beaten by a player ranked outside the top 50.
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Sep 8, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Venus Williams of the United States (left) greets sister Serena Williams of the United States after their match on day nine of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory
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Ann Liguori
August 31, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Serena and her older sister, Venus, will meet for the 30th time Friday night when they play under the lights on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court in a third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. It will be the 16th time they will have played each other in a Grand Slam tournament.
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