• US Open 2015: Serena advances, faces Mattek-Sands in third round

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    Published 4. September 2015 at 1:59 am - No Comments

    Flushing Meadows ~ It wasn’t pretty, but Serena Williams survives near scare from Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, in her 7-6, 6-3 second-round win. Williams, at 34, is playing her 16th US Open while Bertens, 24, was competing in her third. Williams next opponent will be fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands who looked tough in her 6-2, 6-1 win over Coco Vandeweghe who had an epic meltdown in the first set when she was down 0-5.

  • US Open 2015: Monica Puig’s loss to Venus Williams is still a win for her

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    Published 31. August 2015 at 7:08 pm - No Comments

    Monica Puig (PUR) is all smiles despite first round loss to No. 23 seed and former US Open Champion Venus Williams. by Denise Saul August 31, 2015 Flushing Meadows, NY ~ 21-year-old Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, gave No.23 seed and former champion Venus Williams, the winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles all she could handle. Puig battled back from triple-match point in a second-set tiebreaker but couldn’t carry that momentum into the third set and fell, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3. Still, when you look at the athleticism of Puig, you can’t help but wonder how soon before she turns these types of losses into winning matches....

  • IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News: Tianna Bartoletta wins historic gold in long-jump

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    Published 30. August 2015 at 9:00 pm - No Comments

    Bartoletta wins Long Jump gold medals 10 years apart 8/28/2015, BEIJING –In 2005, Tianna Bartoletta was a surprise world champion in Helsinki, topping the world before her 20th birthday. Ten years and one 4×100m world record later, she entered Beijing as the world leader. She lived up to her ranking, prevailing over two national records to earn her second World Outdoor gold medal in the long jump. Bartoletta, who will turn 30 at the end of these championships, returned to the winner’s podium in a dramatic way. After fouling on her first attempt, Bartoletta safely put in a mark of 6.95m/22-9.75 on her...

  • IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News: U.S. Women’s relay teams takes silver

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    Published 30. August 2015 at 7:14 pm - No Comments

    Women’s 4×400 BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 30: (l-r) Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross celebrate after winning silver in the Women's 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) After an opening leg by Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Natasha Hastings reached the break for Team USA with a narrow lead over Jamaica. When World 400m champion Allyson Felix got the baton, she found herself approximately 15 meters back from Jamaica’s...

  • IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 update: Allyson Felix is golden in the 400

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    Published 28. August 2015 at 1:39 am - No Comments

    Allyson Felix of the United States sprints to the line to win gold in the Women's 400 metres Final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF) Allyson Felix extended her legacy as the most successful female athlete in IAAF history with her gold medal in the women’s 400m.  Forsaking her favored 200 meters to focus on the 400 in Beijing, Felix (Los Angeles) approached the Women’s 400m final with stern determination. That determination expressed itself immediately out of...

  • FIVB Women’s World Cup, Japan 2015 Update: Day 4 ~ USA Women defeats Peru

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    Published 26. August 2015 at 4:35 am - No Comments

    Matsumoto, Japan, August 26, 2015 – Reigning world champions the United States eased past Peru 3-0 here Wednesday afternoon for their second straight win at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup to improve to 3-1. With most of their regular starters rested, the American women had no difficulties claiming the 25-17, 25-15 and 25-12 win and improving to a 3-1 win-loss record. Following an opening 3-0 win over Algeria, Peru have now dropped three matches in a row without winning one set. Tetori Dixon #21of USA spikes the ball Tetori Dixon emerged as the top scorer of the USA with 14 points from nine kills, four blocks and...

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US Open 2015:  Serena advances, faces Mattek-Sands in third round

US Open 2015: Serena advances, faces Mattek-Sands in third round

Flushing Meadows ~ It wasn’t pretty, but Serena Williams survives near scare from Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, in her 7-6, 6-3 second-round win. Williams, at 34, is playing her 16th US Open while Bertens, 24, was competing in her third. Williams next opponent will be fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands...

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IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News: Tianna Bartoletta wins historic gold in long-jump

IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News: Tianna Bartoletta wins historic gold in long-jump

Bartoletta wins Long Jump gold medals 10 years apart 8/28/2015, BEIJING –In 2005, Tianna Bartoletta was a surprise world champion in Helsinki, topping the world before her 20th birthday. Ten years and one 4×100m world record later, she entered Beijing as the world leader. She lived up to her ranking, prevailing...

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IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News:  U.S. Women’s relay teams takes silver

IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 News: U.S. Women’s relay teams takes silver

Women’s 4×400 BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 30: (l-r) Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross celebrate after winning silver in the Women's 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium. (Photo...

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IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 update:  Allyson Felix is golden in the 400

IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 update: Allyson Felix is golden in the 400

Allyson Felix of the United States sprints to the line to win gold in the Women's 400 metres Final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF) Allyson Felix extended her...

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2015 US Open News:  Victoria Duval back at the US Open after beating cancer

2015 US Open News: Victoria Duval back at the US Open after beating cancer

Victoria Duval Flushing Meadows, NY ~ 08/26/15  - The last time we saw 19-year old Victoria Duval at the US Open, was in 2013 when she made headlines with her victory over the 11th seeded Sam Stosur.  After qualifying for the US Open, Duval won her first-round match by a score of 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 against Top...

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US Open 2015:  Serena advances, faces Mattek-Sands in third round

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US Open 2015:  Monica Puig’s loss to Venus Williams is still a win for her

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Monica Puig (PUR) is all smiles despite first round loss to No. 23 seed and former...


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