Ann Liguori

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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Nick Kyrgios celebrates match point against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a second-round U.S. Open match on Aug. 30, 2018, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
August 31, 2018 - 9:57 am
Guess every sport needs a bad boy. Someone who loves to get attention just for the heck of it. Someone who seems to thrive on acting out and behaving badly.
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Novak Djokovic copes with the extreme heat while playing Marton Fucsovics in a first round-match at the U.S. Open on Aug. 28, 2018.
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Ann Liguori
August 29, 2018 - 1:49 pm
It’s time for the USTA to create a new policy to deal with these extreme heat and humidity conditions at the U.S. Open.
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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 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
“Since You’ve Been Gone,” one of singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson’s hits, could have applied to Serena Williams absence last year at the US Open. The song was among several that Clarkson sang to kick off the Opening Night Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the US Open on Monday evening. It’s a...
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Roger Federer in action during his match against Lukas Lacko at Wimbledon on July 4, 2018, in London
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Ann Liguori
August 27, 2018 - 8:51 am
The U.S. Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in our country, begins Monday and continues for 14 days, culminating with the men’s final on Sept. 9.
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Ann Liguori
August 13, 2018 - 10:59 am
The world is getting to know Brooks Koepka if they weren’t paying attention already. Confident. Focused. Driven. Powerful. Unflappable. Those are just a few of the adjectives to describe this extraordinary golfer who has vaulted his way into the history books in a year’s time.
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