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Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

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Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...
Watch: Novak Djokovic outlasts John Millman in sweaty U.S. Open quarterfinal

Watch: Novak Djokovic outlasts John Millman in sweaty U.S. Open quarterfinal

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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic will play in his 11th consecutive U.S. Open semifinal after outlasting John Millman late Wednesday in New York. The No. 6 seed won the 2:49 match 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic looked exhausted after a 60-minute first set, but was given a brief break as Millman requested a change of clothes due to the extreme humidity. Millman went up 1-0 and eventually held a 4-3 edge in the second set, until Djokovic came roaring back. The Serbian tied the set at 4-4 before winning consecutive points to take the set. Millman also went up 1-0 in the final set, before Djokovic earned a 3-1 edge. Millman fought back to take a 4-3 lead before Djokovic finished him off by winning the final two points of the game. Djokovic will appear in his 33rd major semifinal after dispatching of M...
US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in epic quarter-final

US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in epic quarter-final

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2018 US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport websiteDefending champion Rafael Nadal dug deep to win the longest match of this year's US Open in a classic five-set quarter-final against Dominic Thiem - which finished at 2:03am local time.World number one Nadal lost the opening set 6-0 after being outpowered by the Austrian ninth seed in New York.However, the 32-year-old Spanish top seed recovered to lead two sets to one before Thiem levelled in a tie-break. Nadal edged a tense fifth-set tie-break to win 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5).The 17-time Grand Slam cham...
Federer out of US Open after losing to world number 55

Federer out of US Open after losing to world number 55

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2018 US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport websiteRoger Federer has been knocked out of the US Open in the fourth round by world number 55 John Millman.The 37-year-old Swiss had prioritised winning a sixth title at Flushing Meadows but was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3) in three hours 35 minutes.It is the first time Federer has lost to a player ranked outside of the top 50 at the US Open. Australian Millman will play two-time champion Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Wednesday.Millman, 29, is the only unseeded player left in the las...
Watch: Serena Williams knocks sister Venus Williams out of 2018 U.S. Open

Watch: Serena Williams knocks sister Venus Williams out of 2018 U.S. Open

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Serena Williams defeated sister Venus Williams in straight sets on Friday in New York, advancing into the round of 16 at the 2018 U.S. Open. "It feels good for the match to be over with," Serena told reporters. "Win or lose, it just feels that that's done." Serena won the 1:12 match 6-1, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She battles Kaia Kanepi on Sunday in the fourth round of the tournament. "I think it's the best match she has ever played against me," Venus said. "I don't think I did a lot wrong, but she just did everything right. Obviously at that level is definitely where she is going to want to stay during this whole tournament." No. 7 Elina Svitolina also beat Wang Qiang in straight sets. No. 3 Sloane Stephens beat Vict...