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Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Sports, Top Stories, U.S. Open, Video -

  Speaking out for the first time since her controversial defeat at the U.S. Open last weekend in New York, tennis great Serena Williams says she and her coach have never used hand signals. Williams shared this with a reporter out of Australia in response to accusations from an umpire that her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was signaling her […]

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Black women can relate to the anger and frustration Serena Williams felt during the U.S. Open.

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  Tennis officials are making Serena Williams pay—literally—for standing up for herself on Saturday against a U.S. Open umpire. The U.S. Tennis Association has handed the tennis great a $17,000 fine for her pointed conversation with umpire Carlos Ramos in which she politely informed him that she does not have to cheat to win and […]

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It’s a tale as old as the legend of the Williams sisters: Anticipating the animus they would face if they ever became successful on the world stage, their father, Richard Williams, got passers-by to shout insults at the sisters as they practiced on the dilapidated public courts of Compton, California. Williams, 76, was no stranger […]

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  In case you hadn’t noticed, Serena Williams is arguably the baddest athlete to ever walk this Earth. For the uninitiated, Williams, 36, had a baby by caesarean section just last year, suffered through several related medical issues, and still won her semifinal matchup yesterday against Anastasija Sevastova, a 28-year-old from Latvia. She is now […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, Kaepernick, Serena Williams, Top Stories, U.S. Open -

A day after the NFL’s request to throw out Colin Kaepernick‘s claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league was denied, the former 49ers quarterback and ex-teammate Eric Reid received huge ovations from the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium during Serena Williams’ 6-1, 6-2 win over her sister Venus at the U.S. […]

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Not everybody in sports is a big fan of Colin Kaepernick, but tennis fans certainly are. Friday night, Kaepernick and Eric Reid were both at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where they watched Serena Williams defeat her sister Venus, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to the round of 16 at the US Open. It was the 30th time […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Army, Arthur Ashe, Joe Reeder, Johnnie Ashe, U.S. Open, UCLA, United States Tennis Association, USTA, West Point -

Arthur Ashe Jr. always wanted to make a profound change. Before he stepped on a tennis court, he perused encyclopedias and absorbed everything he could about London, France and Australia as a child. His plan was to play in Wimbledon, the French Open and Australian Open, so he needed to be well-versed on not only […]

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It was only fitting that Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson led a small entourage walking off the ninth tee and up the fairway for their final hole together Friday in the second round of the U.S. Open. The most dominant player of his era alongside today’s best golfer in the world, being […]

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It’s approaching 1 p.m. at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the spectators are crowding the first-tee box and jockeying for position along the first hole to witness the return of Tiger Woods to the U.S. Open. It’s been three years since Woods has played at a U.S. Open. Ten years since he’s […]

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Golf, Harold Varner III, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It’s just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, just less than 24 hours before Harold Varner III is scheduled to tee off in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Traffic getting to the course on this rainy day has already reached levels so nightmarish that Tiger Woods offered, during his news conference, […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Charlie Sifford, Golf, Teddy Rhodes, U.S. Open -

As Charlie Sifford worked his way through the first nine holes on the opening day of the 1959 U.S. Open, he grimaced with each swing. These were supposed to be the best four days of his life. He and Teddy Rhodes were playing one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments two years before the sport’s governing […]

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Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King, Katrina Adams, Tennis, U.S. Open, USTA -

One question sat on the mind of 50 tennis fans in Wilmington, North Carolina, so much so that each of those people penned letters to turn that question on Katrina Adams, “When is the United States Tennis Association going to recognize Althea Gibson?” A young fan from the youth program One Love, a chapter in […]

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Althea Gibson, Australian Open, French Open, Hispanic Heritage Month, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Latinx Heritage Month, Maria Bueno, U.S. Open, Wimbledon, Women's Tennis, Women's Tennis Association -

Maria Bueno rose to international stardom when she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam doubles championships — Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open — in a calendar year. Born Oct. 11, 1939, the Brazilian teamed with Darlene Hard for three of her Grand Slam doubles titles in 1960 […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, Pancho Gonzales, Richard “Pancho” Gonzales, Tennis, U.S. Open -

Richard “Pancho” Gonzales shocked the tennis world when he beat the favorite, South African Eric Sturgess, in the U.S. National Championship title match on Sept. 19, 1948. Gonzales wiped Sturgess off the clay courts in straight sets (6-2, 6-3, 14-12) in front of a packed crowd at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, Maria Bueno, Tennis, U.S. Open, Women's Tennis Association -

Playing on the pristine tennis courts of the West Side Tennis Club in Queens, New York, Maria Bueno and partner Darlene Hard easily dismantled England’s Ann Haydon and Deidre Catt, 6-1, 6-1, in the U.S. National Championship women’s doubles final on Sept. 17, 1960. Almost three weeks earlier at the National Doubles tennis championships, Bueno […]

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Locker Room Talk, Michael Mmoh, Tennis, U.S. Open -

Throughout the US Open, the question I repeatedly asked myself was: “Where is the African-American presence in world-class tennis?” The answer was partially answered during championship week when Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals. It was the first time three American women of color (Keys is biracial) reached the semifinals. Stephens […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sloane Stephens, Tennis, U.S. Open, What Had Happened Was, Women's Tennis Association -

Game. Blouses. Sloane Stephens defeated Madison Keys in straight sets at the US Open on Saturday to win her first career Grand Slam singles title. After a year away from the game because of various ankle and lower leg ailments, Stephens returned to tennis in late July and entered the US Open unseeded. The 24-year-old […]

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Entertainment, Her Side, new black tennis star, Sloane Stephens, Sports, tennis prodigy, U.S. Open, Women's Singles Quarterfinal -

Congrats to @SloaneStephens as she heads into the QFs! #USOpen @MBUSA pic.twitter.com/WilkiMzYI7 — US […]

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1994 tennis pro, Entertainment, Sports, tennis evolution, U.S. Open, Venus Williams -

Venus Williams isn’t letting her public legal battle distract her from her career. The 7-time […]

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Daily Dose, Houston, Kevin Durant, Red Velvet, U.S. Open -

I met up with an old high school friend who lives in Argentina Tuesday who doesn’t use Facebook. I hadn’t seen him since then. Do you know how hard it is to catch up with someone who isn’t on social media? It was a looong talk, LOL. A grandma getting jet ski'd out of her […]

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Brienne Minor, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, Serena Williams, Tennis, U.S. Open -

As Serena Williams walked off the tennis court 13 years ago after an exhibition match in Chicago, she paused to sign autographs for a group of fans. Among them was tiny Brienne Minor, who raised her tennis ball high, hoping for an autograph. Williams obliged, leaving the then-6-year-old ecstatic. “It was just so cool to […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Arthur Ashe, Tennis, U.S. Open -

On Dec. 12, 1968, Arthur Ashe became the first black male player to be ranked No. 1 by the United States Lawn Tennis Association. That year, Ashe was the first black player to represent the United States in the Davis Cup and helped lead the team to the title with a dominant 4-1 victory over […]

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Happy Birthday, Serena Williams, Steffi Graff, U.S. Open -

Monday marks Serena Williams’ 35th birthday and she’s had one heck of a year. After nearly a year since her loss to Roberta Vinci in last year’s US Open women’s semifinal, Williams returned to Flushing, New York, looking for redemption. On Thursday she was ousted by the 24-year-old No. 10 seed Karolina Pliskova, who became […]

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Culture, Entertainment, Grand Slam, Karolina Pliskova, knee ailment, serena loss, Serena Williams, serena williams upset, Sports, U.S. Open -

Serena Williams was knocked off the top spot after Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic beat her […]

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All Day, Serena Williams, Tennis, U.S. Open -

Serena Williams is my favorite athlete of all time. It took me a good decade to come to say this out loud. Not because I had a problem with admitting that, when it came to watching sports, my machismo wouldn’t let me say I preferred to watch a woman, but because for so long Williams […]

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Serena Williams, Tennis, U.S. Open -

Michael Jordan. Babe Ruth. Muhammad Ali. Wayne Gretzky. These are just a few names of athletes who dominated in their respective sports, and went down as the greatest ever. One more name to add to that list: Serena Williams. She is still dominating, racking up title after title and breaking countless records. And all that […]

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Serena Williams, U.S. Open -

Serena Williams is arguably the greatest athlete alive. Run her stats against anyone (number of championships won, length of time playing professionally, domination in the sport), and then remember: She plays in an individual sport. If she is having an off day, she has no teammates to lean on, either physically or mentally. She wins […]

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Daily Uplift, Serena Williams, U.S. Open -

In July, after capturing her seventh Wimbledon singles title and matching Steffi Graf’s record of major titles, Serena Williams raised a fist with enthusiasm. It’s not known if it was a Black Power fist, as Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised in the 1968 Summer Games. But it was surely enough for women all over […]

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All Day, Anthony Weiner, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, Dak Prescott, Donald Trump, NFL, U.S. Open -

I’ve gotten quite a few angry emails over the years, but never has someone come at me on Instagram over something I said on the radio. I guess I can cross that one off the list, now. One of the pillars of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is about his wall. He’s going to build it, […]

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For the NBA, there couldn’t have been a better setup for the 2008 Finals series. It had historical significance: the Los Angeles Lakers were up against the Boston Celtics for the first time in over 20 years, a battle between the two most storied franchises in NBA history. And it had star power: Kobe Bryant […]

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