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Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury ahead of US Open

[ad_1] Osaka, who is the first player from Japan to win a major and climb to the No. 1 ranking, quit in the third set of her quarterfinal match against American Sofia Kenin."It' sucks, especially since I didn't want to get injured this close to the Open," US Open champion Osaka told reporters. "And now I'm kind of worried a little bit."The injured part sucks but losing, it's not that
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Nick Kyrgios smashes two rackets and curses at umpire in Cincinnati defeat

[ad_1] After winning the opening set in his three-set defeat by Russia's Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit with a time violation in the second set for taking too long between serves.While seated between games, he exclaimed: "That's hilarious, if Rafa (Nadal) plays that quick I'm retiring from tennis. "Absolute rubbish ... disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa playing that
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Roger Federer suffers fastest defeat in 16 years at Cincinnati Masters

[ad_1] The 20-time grand slam champion was roundly beaten 6-3 6-4 by Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in just 62 minutes.Federer, who has won this event seven times before, was facing his 21-year-old opponent for the first time and the Swiss star said he'd been impressed by the strength of the Russian's game."He was super clean. Defense, offense, serving well," Federer said of his opponent after the match."Didn't give me anything.
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Serena Williams: Tennis star pulls out of Cincinnati Masters with back injury

[ad_1] The 23-time grand slam champion and two-time winner of the Cincinatti tournament failed to complete her match against Canadian Bianca Andreescu in Saturday's Rogers Cup final, citing the same injury."I am so sad to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open as it truly is one of the tournaments I most love to play," said the 37-year-old Williams."I came to Mason on Sunday and have tried everything to be