Eight women to watch at U.S. Open

(Reuters) – Here are eight women to watch during the U.S. Open which starts on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding). 1-Naomi Osaka (Japan) Being consistent is something Osaka has yet to master. During a topsy-turvy 2019 season, she has won the Australian Open but then slumped out early at the next two majors. A third […]

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List of U.S. Open women’s singles champions

(Reuters) – List of U.S. Open women’s singles champions since tennis turned professional in 1968: too 2018 – Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 6-2 6-4 2017 – Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-3 6-0 2016 – Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3 4-6 6-4 2015 – Flavia Pennetta […]

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Basketball: Australia consumer watchdog probing U.S. game

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched an investigation into Thursday’s basketball World Cup warmup game between the United States and Australia in Melbourne following hundreds of complaints from disgruntled spectators. Fans, already miffed by the absence of elite NBA players, expressed outrage on social media over seating arrangements at Docklands stadium where many […]

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