Serena Williams was upset Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semifinals. CNN reports that Williams is on a quest 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. It's the first time Azarenka beat Williams in a major in 11 attempts. Williams took a mid-game medical timeout for an Achilles tendon issue in the second game of the thirds set.
On Saturday, September 5, Serena Williams landed yet another win at the U.S. Open against 2017 champion, Sloane Stephens. For her third singles match, the 38-year-old athlete wore a cherry red tennis dress by Nike, along with matching red sweatbands around her wrists, and our personal favorite part: a scarlet scrunchie in her hair. During her second singles match against Margarita Gasparya on Thursday, September 3, Williams wore a gray Nike dress with a matching gray scrunchie.
Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th grand slam singles title at the US Openremains alive after she came from a set down to defeat Sloane Stephens in thethird round. Williams’ form coming into the tournament offered littleencouragement for her supporters but she has stepped up her game on the bigstage so many times that it was no surprise to see her among the titlefavourites anyway, particularly with six of the top 10 missing. She won herfirst two matches in straight sets but this was always going to be a biggertest, and it was one she looked unlikely to pass in a first set that wasdominated by 2017 champion Stephens.
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Police say they shot dead an anti-fascist activist, Michael Reinoehl, on Thursday as they moved in to arrest him for the alleged fatal shooting of a right-wing activist in Portland, Oregon, last weekend. Matthew Larotonda reports.
Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram, using his debut post to warn“saving our planet is now a communications challenge”. The veteranbroadcaster, 94, shared a video message on Thursday in which he explained hisreasons for joining the social media platform after a 60-year career in TV andradio.
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichok. Emer McCarthy reports.
When a barking mad animal lover started an Instagram page for her four-leggedbesties - two guinea pigs and a dog - it was no joke when they attractednearly twice as many followers as her stand-up comedian husband. But studentfinance manager Jen Furlong, 34, and funnyman Ken Garr, 43, soon laughed itoff and love watching the side-splitting antics as Basset Hound-Shar Pei crossWilbur and long-haired guinea pigs Market Price and Rumpadump - aka TheDumplings - play together.
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Naomi Osaka will not play at the French Open. Just last week Osaka won the U.S. Open. Osaka revealed on social media that she is battling a hamstring injury. "My hamstring is still sore so I won't have enough time to prepare for the clay..." ..."These 2 tournaments came too close to each other for me this time." She previously told reporters she suffered the injury during the Western & Southern Open, which was held a week before the start of the US Open