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Salisbury, Ram repeat as US Open men’s doubles champions – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Salisbury slammed down an overhead to clinch another U.S. Open men’s doubles title, raised his arms and hugged partner Rajeev Ram. There wasn’t much of a celebration beyond that. It didn’t feel right to the British player while there’s so much sadness at home following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “I think it didn’t feel appropriate to be overly celebrating or at least
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Jabeur beats shaky Garcia at US Open to reach 2nd Slam final – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Ons Jabeur reached a second consecutive Grand Slam title match without needing to produce her best tennis Thursday night, taking full advantage of a shaky showing by Caroline Garcia to win their U.S. Open semifinal 6-1, 6-3. The No. 5-seeded Jabeur, a 28-year-old from Tunisia, was the runner-up at Wimbledon in July and now will be the first African woman to participate in a final
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Sabalenka, Pliskova open Day 10 QF matches

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Aryna Sabalenka is on the court in search of a second straight trip to the U.S. Open semifinals in the opening singles match of the day.Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates her win over Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 5,
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Russian Rublev rallies to beat Canadian Shapovalov in five sets at US Open – Winnipeg Free Press

NEW YORK – Russian Andrey Rublev rallied to beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (7) in a tough third-round men’s singles match Saturday at the U.S. Open. Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., had 23 aces and 76 winners in the match, which lasted four hours seven minutes. But he also registered 72 unforced errors, compared to 38 for the ninth-seeded Rublev, who finished with nine aces
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Ons Jabeur reaches fourth round, Serena tries to at US Open – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Ons Jabeur is finally through to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Avoiding the type of upset that has already knocked out many of the top women in the tournament, the No. 5 seed beat No. 31 Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Nos. 2-4 seeds were all upset in the second round, with Serena Williams ousting No. 2 Anett Kontaveit on
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Shapovalov earns four-set victory to advance to third round of U.S. Open – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK – Canada’s Denis Shapovalov will be moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open after a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Roberto Carballes Baena on Thursday. Shapovalov fired 10 aces, won 86 per cent of first-serve points and broke the Spaniard on five of 13 opportunities. After splitting the first two sets, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native powered his way through the third set
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Swiatek winning easily, but knows who’s No. 1 at the US Open – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Iga Swiatek is winning easily — and quietly. At this U.S. Open, even the world’s No. 1 player is a distant No. 2 as long as Serena Williams is still around. “Yeah, that’s kind of her time right now,” Swiatek said. “I’m just, you know, playing and focusing on that, and that’s the most important thing for me.”Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, returns a shot to
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Germany celebrates revival of river once called ‘open sewer’ – Winnipeg Free Press

BERLIN (AP) — The stench is gone and, slowly, the fish are returning to the Emscher, a river through western Germany’s industrial heartland that for decades was not just a blot on the landscape but officially deemed an open sewer. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz celebrated the river’s revival Thursday, hailing the 30-year effort to rewild the Emscher as an example of the perseverance that the country would also need in
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Tiger Woods shows up to support Serena Williams at US Open – Winnipeg Free Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams turned to Tiger Woods for his input before she made her recent comeback from a year-long injury absence. On Wednesday night, Woods sat courtside at the U.S. Open, throwing uppercuts in the stands to cheer Williams on to victory. “He’s one of the reasons I’m here,” Williams said after beating No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 to reach the third round
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NASCAR playoffs set to open with no clear Cup title favorite – Winnipeg Free Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Statistics and the oddsmakers make Chase Elliott this year’s favorite to win the NASCAR championship. He leads the Cup Series with four wins, won the regular-season title and enters the playoffs with a 15-point cushion in the standings. Elliott doesn’t put too much faith into the numbers game. If there truly is a favorite in this 16-driver field, he can’t pick one, not even himself. “I