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Ruled out: Australia deports Novak Djokovic for being unvaccinated

Djokovic said he was "extremely disappointed" by the ruling but respected it.

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Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty are top seeds at Australian Open

Roger Federer isn’t playing in Melbourne while he continues his recovery from surgery on his right knee.

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Commentary: Novak Djokovic causes his own undoing before Australian Open

Djokovic’s abrupt exit from the Australian Open gives new meaning to the term "unforced error."

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Serena Williams will skip Australian Open

The Australian Open’s website said the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne "following advice from her medical team."

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Olympic officials: Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is safe

The 30-minute call came amid growing global alarm over Peng after she accused a former leading Communist Party official of sexual assault.

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‘King Richard’: Will Smith finds his sweetspot as the haggard, hardball dad of Venus and Serena Williams

Funny and inspirational, he disappears into the role of the man obsessed with bringing his daughters to the top of their game.

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U.S. Open champ Emma Raducanu vaults 127 spots to No. 23 in world rankings

Raducanu is the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title.

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Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam bid at U.S. Open

Medvedev had lost both previous times he played in a major final, with Djokovic beating him in straight sets this year at the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic into U.S. Open final, nears calendar-year Grand Slam

He moved one victory away from completing the first calendar Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 by beating Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

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Unseeded Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez reach U.S. Open final

Saturday’s match will be the first major final between teens since the U.S. Open in 1999, when Serena Williams, 17, defeated Martina Hingis, 18.

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Novak Djokovic defeats Matteo Berrettini at U.S. Open, moves closer to Grand Slam

After 17 unforced errors in the first set, Djokovic made 11 the rest of the way.

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Canadian fan favorite Leylah Fernandez reaches U.S. Open semifinals

With no players from the United States left to pull for, U.S. Open fans are adopting their neighbors from the North.

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Novak Djokovic continues his Grand Slam chase with fourth-round win at U.S. Open

He next meets No. 6 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in a rematch of the Wimbledon final.

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Novak Djokovic won’t be distracted in quest for Grand Slam

Djokovic is 2-0 at the U.S. Open this week and 23-0 in Grand Slam tournaments this year, with five more wins standing between him and history.

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Sloane Stephens overpowers Coco Gauff at U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza also reached the third round.

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Andy Murray calls Stefanos Tsitsipas’ breaks during U.S. Open match ‘nonsense’

Told of Murray’s displeasure, Tsitsipas said: "If there’s something that he has to tell me, we should speak, the two of us, to kind of understand what went wrong. I don’t think I broke any rules."

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Novak Djokovic will start U.S. Open against qualifier

Naomi Osaka’s first Grand Slam action since she withdrew from the French Open will come against Marie Bouzkova, a 23-year-old from the Czech Republic.

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Hamstring injury forces Serena Williams out of U.S. Open

Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her right leg in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June.

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Players at U.S. Open will have access to mental-health professionals

The USTA said it seeks to "ensure that a comprehensive and holistic approach will be taken with all aspects of player health, including mental health."

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from U.S. Open, ends season because of injured foot

His announcement further depletes the year’s last major tennis tournament, with Roger Federer already out as well as last year’s champion, Dominic Thiem.

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Novak Djokovic falls in Olympic semifinals, ending bid for Golden Slam

Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year.

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Novak Djokovic reaches Olympic medal rounds

The top-ranked Serb never gave Kei Nishikori a chance in a 6-2, 6-0 rout of the home favorite from Japan to reach the semifinals.

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Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic raise profile of Olympic tennis

"There’s a lot of attention toward tennis as a sport in these Olympic Games," Djokovic said. "We are grateful because we are representing our country, ourselves, but also our sport in the Olympic Village."

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Coco Gauff to miss Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus

"I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo," the U.S. tennis player tweeted Sunday.

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Netflix documentary series ‘Naomi Osaka’ takes intimate look at tennis star

The three-part series debuting Friday is a contemplative, intimate look at a young athlete finding her way.

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Dennis Murphy, co-founder of ABA and WHA, dies at 94

Murphy co-founded the American Basketball Association, World Hockey Association, World Team Tennis and Roller Hockey International.

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Analysis: Does anyone doubt Novak Djokovic will achieve the Grand Slam?

Djokovic will head to New York in August for the U.S. Open on the precipice of something special. The only men with calendar-year Grand Slams are Rod Laver, twice in the 1960s, and Don Budge, in the 1930s.

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Novak Djokovic enters record book with Wimbledon victory

The No. 1-ranked Djokovic is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with a record 20 Grand Slam victories.

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Ash Barty wins Wimbledon for second major championship

Barty is the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

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Novak Djokovic will face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon final

A seventh final at the All England Club ties Djokovic for second on the all-time list, equaling Boris Becker, Arthur Gore and Pete Sampras. Roger Federer has played in 12 Wimbledon finals, winning eight.

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No. 1 Ash Barty will face Karolina Pliskova in Wimbledon final

Neither player had ever advanced past the fourth round in previous appearances at Wimbledon.

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Naomi Osaka hopes athlete-media interactions can be reformatted

In an essay in Time magazine, Osaka wrote that she hopes "we can enact measures to protect athletes, especially the fragile ones," and suggests they be allowed to sometimes skip media obligations without punishment.