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    The French Open isn’t normally played in late September and early October, and the competitors at the last major tennis event of the season have had some difficulty navigating the cooler temperatures. Victoria Azarenka was one of the players who were heated about playing in Paris where temperatures have ranged from the mid-50s to the high 60s with showers in between. She told reporters that she believes that delays in the competition could inevitably result in a serious injury. 'A RUNAWAY TRAIN': SERENA WILLIAMS WINS OPENER IN PARIS On Sunday, the 31-year-old Belarusian star was unhappy with waiting around and “sitting like a duck” before her 6-1, 6-2 victory over Danka Kivinic. She wanted to leave the court and her...
    Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka believes the biting cold and steady rain at Roland Garros could cause serious injury after being forced to “sit like a duck” in weather conditions she blasted as “ridiculous” in her French Open first round march. The 31-year-old eased past Danka Kovinic, the world No. 74 from Montenegro, 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour in a match played out on an almost crowd-free Court Suzanne Lenglen due to coronavirus restrictions. The US Open runner-up and No. 10 seed had been unhappy when rain fell steadily in the first set, adding to the misery of playing in 50-degree temperature. “This is getting a little ridiculous. It’s eight degrees (celsius). I’m not waiting,” said...
    Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka believes the biting cold and steady rain at Roland Garros could cause serious injury after being forced to “sit like a duck” in weather conditions she blasted as “ridiculous” in her French Open first round march. The 31-year-old eased past Danka Kovinic, the world No. 74 from Montenegro, 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour in a match played out on an almost crowd-free Court Suzanne Lenglen due to coronavirus restrictions. The US Open runner-up and No. 10 seed had been unhappy when rain fell steadily in the first set, adding to the misery of playing in 50-degree temperature. “This is getting a little ridiculous. It’s eight degrees (celsius). I’m not waiting,” said Azarenka,...
    This is a disgraceful start to the French Open. Just 24 minutes into the match at Roland Garros and already the French Grand Slam autumn planning proved to be a problem, with players leaving the court following complaints about the conditions in the opening match. Tennis Highlights: Azarenka defeats Australian Open champion Ken 6-0, 6-0 18/09/2020 AT 09:22 “You’re kidding,” Azarenka, who was clearly frustrated, said a slight fog of rain in the air and temperatures to create an unpleasant situation. “Didn’t you see what’s going on? What are we doing here? I’m playing whatever you want, you know I’m not complaining here, but it’s a little ridiculous. ‘We’re sitting like ducks here’ – Watch Azarenka arguing with French Open...
    FUMING Victoria Azarenka stormed off court at the French Open, claiming the freezing conditions were “ridiculous”. The angry Belarusian complained about the low temperature and drizzle while leading 2-1 in the first set of her first-round match against Danka Kovinic from Montenegro. Theres been a player walkout already!26 minutes in and @vika7 has exited stage leftWatch Roland Garros LIVE???? @ITV4???? https://t.co/QRWc7TYrft#ITVTennis #RG20 pic.twitter.com/rId5Njp2VJ— ITV Sport (@ITVSport) September 27, 2020 4Azarenka stormed off court after complaining about the cold at the French OpenCredit: Rex Features 4Azarenka spoke to match officials about the cold and drizzle before walking off courtCredit: Getty Images - Getty Azarenka, the 2020 US Open runner-up, asked the umpire to speak to the supervisor Clare Wood but refused...
    French Open 2020 is set to commence soon. Delayed because of the COVID-19 situation, the French Open will be a big challenge for the players. While some big names have pulled out from the tournament, the talent pool is still very competitive. Victoria Azarenka is one of those players who will add great value to the red clay. In stellar form, the Belarusian will look forward to her maiden French Open finals. Talking about the delay, Azarenka said that Roland Garros would be different this time. There will be certain changes this year and players will have to adapt themselves accordingly. “It’s not going to be like a normal Roland Garros where the ball bounces high and the court gets faster....
    One of the touching moments of Italian Open 2020 was seeing US Open 2020 runner-up Victoria Azarenka comforting Daria Kasatkina at length. The 23-year-old Kasatkina retired during the first-set tiebreaker after injuring her right ankle while chasing a drop shot. She laid down on the court and could not move. The most heartfelt moment was when Azarenka rushed to her opponent with an ice-pack before any physio or match officials. Compassion and camaraderie 495;@vika7 | #IBI20 pic.twitter.com/OvgX2RxD49 — wta (@WTA) September 18, 2020 During the first set tiebreaker, the Russian injured her ankle as she was chasing down a drop shot. It initially looked like a minor ache due to an ankle twist. Later, however, Kasatkina when couldn’t move even...
    Italian Open’s No.9 seed Garbine Muguruza moved into the quarterfinals with a comprehensive win over Johanna Konta of Great Britain. After registering the 6-4 6-1 victory, Muguruza was in absolute delight after reaching her sixth quarterfinal of the year.  Muguruza’s confidence overflowed in the second set, and she was never broken by her opponent in the game. The former World No.1 attend the post-game press conference where she spoke about her beaming confidence throughout the match. “I served well, I was there in the right moments, and it went my side,” Muguruza said. “I really took my chances. Yeah, I’m just happy to be able to face another player and to get a victory.”  Mandatory Credits: REUTERS/Riccardo Antimiani With this...
    Victoria Azarenka is having some hurdles to cross in the Italian Open 2020. After defeating arch-rival Venus Williams in the opening round, she was up against Sofia Kenin of the United States of America. Facing Venus in the first round, Azarenka started off her campaign with a strong note as she pocketed the match with ease. Although she knew that 3rd seeded Kenin won’t be easy to defeat. Victoria Azarenka took the first set in a jiffy The match started off pretty well with Victoria serving first. She held on to her service to take the first game without much effort. She showed a quick response and the willingness to go for the win pretty early in the match. Breaking...
    As two Grand Slam champions, Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin, took the center-court in Rome for the night session match on Thursday, the fans expected some rollercoaster tennis from both sides of the court. Contrary to these expectations, Azarenka wrapped up the match 6-0, 6-0 in 61 minutes at Italian Open 2020. Azarenka didn’t give Kenin any breakpoint opportunity as she dismantled her friend and doubles partner. Notably, Azarenka has been almost unbeatable after the tournament in Lexington. Last week, she defeated 23-time Major champion, Serena Williams, in the semifinals of US Open 2020. On Wednesday, she stormed past her sister Venus Williams in her opening round match in Rome. Her victory against the reigning Australian Open champion Kenin has...
    Rome was the audience of a well-fought battle between two gladiators. The first round of the Italian Open 2020 saw Venus Williams going against Victoria Azarenka. The thrilling match on the clay-court saw Azarenka having the advantage and cruising to the next round as Williams was forced to bite the dust. Victoria went into the game as the favorite to win the tie. Doing justice to the predictions, she won the game 7-6 6-2. Venus built some real resistance in the first set. However, she was completely dominated in the second set. Before coming into the clay court, Azarenka showed some real game in the hard courts. She started off where she had left off. Although she faced a bit...
    Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has been playing tennis for quite a while. However, it has been a lot different for her ever since she gave birth to her son in 2016. Being a mother was naturally a huge change and in a recent advertisement for Nike, she wrote about it. “As an athlete, being a mother meant stepping into a whole new chapter in my life. I am a proud mama, but also a proud maker and mover on the court and for motherhood. I love that @nikewomen is supporting mothers all around the world.” Victoria Azarenka is back The year 2016 was great for Azarenka as she became a mom, but unfortunately, she was not doing well on the WTA...
    Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams in the semi-final of the 2020 US Open recently. In a battle of two supermoms, it was Azarenka who overcame all the odds to register a commanding victory. She showed immense determination and grit to win the battle against Serena, which marked an incredible comeback in her career.  Even though Victoria Azarenka is lagging way back in the H2H record with Serena Williams, this is probably the sweetest victory she could have ever asked for. Serena came into the match as the favorite, but was unable to withstand Azarenka’s undying fuel for victory.  After her epic comeback against Serena, plenty of praises flew in for Azarenka, who’s making her first grand slam final entry after...
    The 25 most political bands Don’t fall prey to these 3 common money laundering scams Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title © APWF Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, ''What the heck is happening?'' In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds later, Osaka chucked...
    After two long weeks, the curtains came down on the women’s championship of the US Open 2020.  Naomi Osaka battled past Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to clinch her third Grand Slam title in two years. The duo was supposed to collide in the finals of the Western and Southern Open. However, Naomi pulled out, owing to discomfort in her left hamstring. Thankfully, history didn’t repeat itself as Naomi and Azarenka graced the Arthur Ashe stadium for the finals. Both the players were looking forward to their 3rd Grand Slam titles. However, for Naomi, it was the quest for her 2nd US Open, while Azarenka was looking at her maiden US Open title. The feud was between the young and...
    (CNN) — La tenista japonesa Naomi Osaka derrotó a Victoria Azarenka de Bielorrusia en tres sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, para ganar el título del US Open 2020 el sábado. Osaka, que llegó al torneo como cuarta cabeza de serie en el sorteo, tuvo que remontar después de perder el primer set. Game. Set. Championship. Naomi Osaka secures her 2nd #USOpen title ???? pic.twitter.com/Yjnl1U1gUO — ESPN (@espn) September 12, 2020 La deportista de 22 años jugó uno de los mejores partidos de su joven carrera, y fuera de la cancha también hizo una declaración en el torneo de este año. MIRA: Naomi Osaka casi rompe en llanto con el reconocimiento de su lucha social A lo largo del torneo, Osaka usó cubiertas...
    Naomi Osaka triumphed at the U.S. Open on Saturday, winning a comeback 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against Victoria Azarenka. This is Osaka's second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title. Osaka was off-kilter in the early part of Saturday, missing shots and digging herself a deficit. After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, "What the heck is happening?" In response to another wayward forehand against Azarenka seconds later, Osaka threw her racket. It spun a bit and rattled against the court. But suddenly, she lifted her game, and Azarenka couldn't keep up.  Naomi Osaka...
    FLUSHING, Queens -- After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, "What the heck is happening?"In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds later, Osaka chucked her racket. It spun a bit and rattled against the court.ALSO READ | Naomi Osaka honors victims of racial injustice at U.S. OpenSurprisingly off-kilter in the early going Saturday, Osaka kept missing shots and digging herself a deficit. Until, suddenly, she lifted her game, and Azarenka couldn't sustain her start. By the end, Osaka pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback victory for her second...
    44-year-old man charged with arson in an Oregon fire The under-the-radar grocery store Aldi fans will love Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open in comeback over Victoria Azarenka Down a set and a break, Naomi Osaka came up clutch again, rebounding to win the U.S. Open over Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her third Grand Slam singles title in as many finals. © Getty Images Osaka rallied after being dominated in the first nine games. Azarenka, seeking her first major title in a record seven years and since childbirth, was a point from going up 3-0 in the second set. Then Osaka, who had 13 unforced errors to five winners in a dreadful opening set, found a game that brought her to...
    FLUSHING, Queens -- After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, "What the heck is happening?"In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds later, Osaka chucked her racket. It spun a bit and rattled against the court.Surprisingly off-kilter in the early going Saturday, Osaka kept missing shots and digging herself a deficit. Until, suddenly, she lifted her game, and Azarenka couldn't sustain her start. By the end, Osaka pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback victory for her second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title overall.
    Late in a disastrous first set, Naomi Osaka scattered a forehand long and stared up into the Flushing blue sky. Two points later, Osaka was broken for a third time by Victoria Azarenka and lost the first set 6-1 in 26 minutes without serving an ace. Her serve had abandoned her. Someone apparently was looking down on Osaka on Saturday. Shaky no more, she rocketed her way back, rallied to win the next two sets and captured her second U.S. Open title in three years with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph at Arthur Ashe Stadium. While Osaka’s comeback ended Azarenka’s fairy-tale Flushing run, the Japanese-Haitian/former Long Islander weaved her own wonderful storybook ending in posting a third Grand Slam...
    (CNN)Naomi Osaka came back to beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 in Saturday's US Open final in New York to win her third Grand Slam title.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in U.S. Open final. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    5.47 pm EDT17:47 Third set: Osaka 1-6, 6-3, 4-1 Azarenka * Very loose service game for Osaka, he quickly drops the Love-40 and three break points in his service. But she brushes the trio aside with a forehand winner and a pair of irrevocable service, and then keeps them comfortable from Deuce. What an escape! That BT from Love-40 with Osaka could now be the decisive moment with two games from the title. She’s a cool customer, that Naomi. But we already knew it. 5.42 pm EDT17:42 Osaka broke in the fourth game of the third set! Third set: * Osaka 1-6, 6-3, 3-1 Azarenka Azarenka drops to 15-30 in his service and then...
    A major American city may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote — and others could follow suit Kroger CEO: We delivered extremely strong results in the second quarter 2020 U.S. Open Womens Final, Naomi Osaka vs. Victoria Azarenka Live Stream U.S. Open Tennis Schedule, Odds, TV Channel, Start Time The 2020 U.S. Open Women’s Final will take place on Saturday afternoon from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.  This is only the second major to take place in 2020 and this normally being New York City’s Grand Slam will also be the final major of the year. © Provided by For The Win Some of the biggest names in tennis will miss the tournament this...
    Songs we’d love to hear Beyoncé cover Job diary: Heres what its like to be a cat sitter during the pandemic, where landing a gig is more competitive than ever Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with Achilles injury ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced Saturday. © Provided by Associated Press Serena Williams, of the United States, has her ankle taped by a trainer during a medical timeout during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New...
    Former world number one and US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka is set to take part in her first Grand Slam appearance  since 2013 today after being forced to withdraw from tournaments amid a bitter custody battle over her son.  The former women's tennis world number one, 31, from Belarus, took time away from tennis to give birth to her son Leo in December 2016, but she went on to split from his father Billy McKeague in August 2017 leading to a lengthy custody battle. She was forced to withdraw from from the remaining tournaments that year, explaining in April 2018: 'I wouldn't wish that on anybody to go through what I've been going through.' Today, reports suggest that she finally won the custody...
    If there is someone who is on cloud nine today, it definitely has to be Victoria Azarenka. One ought to be, especially when you just knocked out a 23-time Grand Slam winner like Serena Williams. Moreover, Serena was the one who denied her two US Open titles. Victory is sweet but revenge is sweeter. When Victoria started talking about her comeback trail, a journalist asked her about her first-round defeat against Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open 2019. Was that the point that changed everything for her? That emotional breakdown in the Melbourne press room?   “Well, that was a really tough moment for me personally. Obviously I’m the kind of player and person who shows their emotions, wear my...
    Serena Williams lost the battle of the mothers to Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals of the US Open 2020. It was a tough battle with Serena winning the first set, but Azarenka battled back to clinch the next two to win. With that, she lost a chance of a rematch against Naomi Osaka in the US Open final. In light of Williams’ loss, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou tweeted an inspiring and cryptic message intended for his ward. My message to @serenawilliams today. Higher respect for @vika7 her comeback, her level yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Dd4IlLo069 — Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) September 11, 2020 He wrote, “Thank you Serena for all those lessons of courage, dedication and fighting spirit you keep teaching to each...
    NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY When tennis resumed last month from a five-month hiatus prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, it was impossible to know exactly what to expect. Turns out Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka have been far and away the two best women in the sport, which is why they will face each other Saturday in the U.S. Open final. Both used to be ranked No. 1; both already own two Grand Slam titles. Osaka is 10-0 since the sport returned. Azarenka lost her very first match back but has reeled off 11 consecutive victories since, capped by a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 elimination of Serena Williams in the semifinals Thursday night. Osaka and Azarenka were supposed to...
    In recent years, Victoria Azarenka may not have possessed the mental stamina to withstand Serena Williams’ early surge in Thursday’s semifinals. In 2012 and 2013, the Belarus star was the new queen of tennis, having won two Australian Opens and making the US Open Finals twice. Azarenka was only 24 then and looked destined to go down as one of the great ones. But bouts with depression and injuries, followed by motherhood and a vicious custody battle derailed her road to greatness. The Belarus native, now 31, fell mostly off the circuit from 2014 to 2016. When she returned to the tour in 2017 as a mother, she was not the same. Until now. Azarenka will be back in...
    Victoria Azarenka maintains focus even as a bug crawls across her face during a break in her match against Serena Williams on September 10. US Open/ESPN Victoria Azarenka staged a comeback to beat Serena Williams in the US Open quarterfinals, earning her first Grand Slam finals appearance in seven years. When Williams took a timeout during the final set, Azarenka was so intent on maintaining focus that she didn't flinch when a fly walked across her face. Azarenka said that ability to "bring the intensity up" allowed her to climb back into the match after Williams' 4-0 start in the first set. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   Beating the best tennis player in the history...
    In recent years, Victoria Azarenka may not have possessed the mental stamina to withstand Serena Williams’ early surge in Thursday’s semifinals. In 2012 and 2013, the Belarus star was the new queen of tennis, having won two Australian Opens and making the US Open Finals twice. Azarenka was only 24 then and looked destined to go down as one of the great ones. But bouts with depression and injuries, followed by motherhood and a vicious custody battle derailed her road to greatness. The Belarus native, now 31, fell mostly off the circuit from 2014 to 2016. When she returned to the tour in 2017 as a mother, she was not the same. Until now. Azarenka will be back in a...
    SERENA WILLIAMS crashed out of the US Open after suffering a cruel Achilles injury in the Mother of all Matches. The American injured herself early in the third set of her semi-final against fellow-mum Victoria Azarenka on the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. 9Serena Williams was knocked out of the US Open following defeat to Victoria Azarenka after suffering an Achilles injuryCredit: AP:Associated Press 9Former world No1 Azarenka will have the chance to win her third Grand Slam after winning 1-6 6-3 6-3 in just shy of two hoursCredit: USA TODAY Sports The 38-year-old required a medical time-out and the physical disadvantage clearly hindered her chances. Especially as her brilliant Belarus opponent started to improve her game before coming...
    (CNN)Serena Williams was upset by fellow mom and friend Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semifinals, temporarily halting her bid to win a record 24th Grand Slam title. Azarenka rallied for a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory on Thursday night in New York for a first major win in 11 attempts against Williams.Williams took a mid-game medical timeout for an Achilles tendon issue in the second game of the decider and ended up being broken to trail 2-0. Unlike in her three previous rounds, this time there was no comeback for the 38-year-old. Williams has lost her last four Grand Slam finals as she tried to match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24, but semifinal defeats in majors are rare. She...
    (Reuters) - Key statistics from Belarusian Victoria Azarenka's 1-6 6-3 6-3 win over American Serena Williams in the semi-final of the U.S. Open on Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding): Azarenka 3-Williams Aces 2 6 Double faults 5 3 Break points won 3/7 3/5 Net points won 6/9 10/14 Winners 24 35 Unforced errors 17 28 Total points won 80 78 Match duration: One hour, 55 minutes (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka recently won the Cincinnati Masters. Now, she is all set to face Serena Williams in the semifinals of US Open 2020. The world is witnessing a new Azarenka who is technically superior and hungry for more and more titles. Her last Grand Slam title came in 2013 when she won the Australian Open. What has led to this shocking transition? Azarenka has struggled with different injuries throughout the course of her career. But, it was Patrick Mouratoglou’s (Serena Williams’ head coach) academy which did wonders for her. She joined their intensive training camp in Boca Raton, Florida, during last year’s pre-season and since then, it looks like she has been reborn. A press release...
    The mother of all matches at the US Open 2020 is here as two iconic working mothers in tennis – 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and former world number one Victoria Azarenka – face each other. This is their 23rd career meeting and Williams leads Azarenka 18-4 in their past matches. However, Azarenka is unbeaten in her past 11 matches. They face-off today for a place in the US Open 2020 finals where Naomi Osaka awaits. Set one: Serena Williams breaks early Williams vs Azarenka: *4-1 With a bagel set threatening, Azarenka survives another nervy service game. Serena Williams continues to trouble her with a strong return game and pounding groundstrokes. Azarenka held on from 30-30. Williams vs Azarenka:...
    (CNN)Before analyzing the ins and outs of Serena Williams' blockbuster semifinal against her pal Victoria Azarenka at the US Open on Thursday, tennis coach Sven Groeneveld was first keen to draw attention away from forehands and backhands. Follow @cnnsport "We can't ignore the fact that they are both young mothers and grand slam champions," Groeneveld, one of tennis' most respected coaches, told CNN Sport. "Great respect for these two women that are at the pinnacle of our sport and are leading the way and set examples, because I do feel the new generation need these examples of strong women." Why Serena Williams may still have the edge at the US OpenAfter three mothers landed in the quarterfinals at a grand...
    Wildfires rage across West Coast with high temps, winds A Look Back At The Evolution Of McDonalds In 41 Photos Buckle up! Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka promise wild ride in US Open semifinal © Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports Victoria Azarenka hits a backhand against Elise Mertens during her 6-1, 6-0 quarterfinal win. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad NEW YORK — It’s never been a particular career goal of Serena Williams to be alongside Molla Bjorsted Mallory in the U.S. Open record book, but after 20 years and 106 victories she is on the cusp of doing just that. Mallory was a Norwegian tennis legend who played in a long white skirt and...
    In sports, women are often neglected when they become mothers. Tennis is no different. Mothers are scrutinized more for their gameplay than usual. Be it Kim Clijsters or Serena Williams, everyone has had their share of post-motherhood criticisms. However, times are changing and US Open 2020 is embracing a positive change in the tournament. US Open 2020 Celebrates The Mothers To turn the tides, the US Open authorities have shared a video to celebrate the mothers of the tournament. Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and Tsvetana Pironkova made history on Monday by becoming the first trio of mothers to reach the quarterfinals of the same Grand Slam event. The video shows various snippets of the three players and their children. Serena...
    There are three moms left in the draw, with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova each coming back from losing a set to earn their quarterfinal spots at the U.S. Open. I can’t remember the last time three moms made the quarters of a grand slam, but I’m pretty sure that the U.S. Open is seeing the phenomenon for the first time with new moms Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova all going the distance in their fourth-round matches on Monday. Next: Novak Djokovic out after injuring lineswoman
    The US Open has finally kicked off, however, the tournament is aware of the COVID-19 threat. So plenty of measures are being taken, like banning spectators and placing the players in a ‘bubble’ to ensure their safety. Recently, Victoria Azarenka spoke to the US Open website in an interview to talk about this so-called bubble. The Belarusian confirmed that she is not taking up accommodation with any other player. Instead, she has her own residence and is staying there for the duration of the tournament. Azarenka even dubbed the bubble, ‘a golden prison’. This is largely because, though her place of residence is ‘nice’, she cannot go anywhere at all. She said, “For my peace of mind, it’s easier to...
    Naomi Osaka withdrew from the final of the Western & Southern Open, leaving Victoria Azarenka the tournament champion. Osaka overcame Elise Mertens in straight sets on Friday to reach the final at Flushing Meadows but suffered an injury to her left hamstring in doing so. That means Azarenka has a first WTA singles title since Miami in 2016, albeit in circumstances she would not have wanted. “I’m sorry to have to withdraw today with an injury,” Osaka said Saturday. “I pulled my left hamstring [Friday] in the second set tiebreak and it has not recovered overnight as I had hoped. “This has been an emotional week and I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support.” Osaka’s decision not to go...
    The main question around the tennis tour is whether the US Open will be safe enough. Those who think ‘yes’ are playing the Grand Slam and those who think ‘no’ have withdrawn. Now some high profile names that have skipped the US Open are Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty, Stan Wawrinka, etc. Tennis was on a break for 5 months. So players need match practice before they can get into the groove of playing the slams. The WTA season has started and now reached the Prague Open and the Top Seed Open. The Top seed Open has the likes of Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, and many more. Yesterday Victoria Azarenka squared off against Venus Williams. But she lost 6-3...