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    Osaka blames US Open tears on ‘notorious’ nerves

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that...

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    Osaka has ‘no regrets’ over chaotic final

    Agence France-Presse . Yokohama | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    Japan’s Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American’s furious row with the chair...

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    Australian paper reprints ‘racist’ Serena cartoon

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page Wednesday, slapping aside ‘politically correct’ accusations that the drawing...

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    Cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:05am on September 12, 2018

    An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism on Tuesday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using -- what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as --...

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    Thrilled Djokovic matches Sampras’ Slam record

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, but he said it’s Roger...

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    Djokovic wins US Open, equals Sampras tally

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 01:09pm on September 10, 2018

    Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level...

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    Serena meltdown: who’s saying what

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2018

    ‘Thank you @serenawilliams total class at the speech and you truly are the goat.’ Osaka’s coach Sascha Bajin, a former hitting partner of Williams, on...

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    Osaka lifts US Open after Serena meltdown

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2018

    Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair...

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    Japan celebrates Osaka's ground-breaking triumph

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:38pm on September 09, 2018

    Japan celebrated Naomi Osaka's victory over Serena Williams in the US Open final, with fans putting her stunning success down to a steely focus and...

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    Djokovic aims to cut ‘gentle giant’ Del Potro

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    Novak Djokovic hailed Juan Martin del Potro as a ‘gentle giant’ but he’ll have no hesitation in attempting to cut his close friend down to...

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