Men’s Results from the U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic proved that he is still one of the most competitive male tennis players in the world. He topped Argentinian No. 3 ranked Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 on Sunday for the last Grand Slam title of the year. The crowds at Flushing Meadows, New York were still recovering from the drama that ensued on Saturday at the match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. Williams got into a heated exchanged with umpire Carlos Ramos. (Serena was fined $17,000 for her violations.) This match proved to be…

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Claudia Rankine’s Analysis of Serena Williams is More Important Than Ever in 2018

Claudia Rankine published “Citizen” in 2014, when the Black Lives Matter movement first began to gain a great deal of international recognition, when Charleston and Charlottesville and the election of current U.S. president Donald Trump had not yet occurred. Obviously, “Citizen” was an extremely important book at the time it was written. However, in the four years since the book was published, its message has become exponentially more relevant. No doubt, both micro and macro aggressions have become much more prominent throughout the U.S. in the years since the book…

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Osaka Tops Serena Williams at U.S. Open After Disputable Call

On Saturday in Flushing Meadows, New York, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese person to win a Grand Slam title. The 20-year-old won the U.S. Open finals over No. 17 ranked Serena Williams. She won the match 6-2, 6-4, but there was a lot of controversy over the officiating. Osaka’s consistency, composure, and focus in the first set contributed to her impeccable performance. During the second set, Umpire Carlos Ramos accused her of getting on-court coaching signals from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. Mouratoglou later admitted in an interview with ESPN’s…

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U.S. Open Tennis: Day 4 Recap

Roger Federer survived five sets and over three hours with Mikhail Youzhny of Russia Thursday to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. After taking the first set 6-1, Federer dropped two straight, then won the final two to secure the victory. Youzhny appeared to injure his left foot in set five, the The New York Times reports. Federer improved to 17-0 head-to-head against Youzhny. He is a perfect 12-0 against his third-round opponent, No. 31 seed Feliciano Lopez. Federer also went the distance to prevail over American Frances…

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US Open tennis: Day 2 recap

Rain marred the second day of play at the US Open Tuesday, forcing the tournament to suspend play on outside courts at 12:45 and to postpone all but two outside-court matches three hours later, The New York Times reports. With Arthur Ashe Stadium the only operational tennis venue, spectators crowded in under the closed roof to watch a number of notable players begin their campaigns. Rafael Nadal, who ousted Susan Lajovic in straight sets by a score of 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2, said the crowd noise made it difficult to…

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