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Roger Federer wants to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

[ad_1] The Swiss great, 38, had been undecided on competing in a fourth Games, but after an exhibition match with John Isner in Tokyo he revealed he will have another shot at one of the very few titles to have eluded him -- Olympic singles gold.The 20-time grand slam champion won silver in London in 2012 and clinched gold with Stan Wawrinka in doubles in Beijing in 2008. His missed
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Cori “Coco” Gauff is only getting started with first WTA title at 15

[ad_1] A virtual unknown on the Tour at the start of the season, the former top-ranked junior lit up Wimbledon and the US Open with mesmerizing performances, capturing the world's attention and turning her into a superstar overnight, with a string of lucrative endorsements."It's been crazy," Gauff told CNN Sport in a phone interview from Linz.Venus and SerenaVenus and Serena Williams, Gauff's idols, were both 17 when they won their
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Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

[ad_1] The 15-year-old from Florida became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when she downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday. Gauff lost in the qualifying rounds but still made the tournament's main draw after another player pulled out with an injury. She then proceeded to reach her first quarterfinal, get her first top-10 win and bag her first
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Coco Gauff becomes youngest tennis finalist in 15 years

[ad_1] But after getting a bit of luck, the 15-year-old has taken full advantage to become the WTA's youngest tennis finalist since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 after beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-4 Saturday. Gauff became a crowd favorite and household name at Wimbledon in July when she qualified, then beat one of her idols, Venus Williams, as part of a weeklong stay at tennis' most prestigious grand slam. She showed
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Naomi Osaka to choose Japan nationality for Tokyo Olympics

[ad_1] Two-time grand slam champion Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father but was brought up in the US, told NHK that it gives her "a special feeling to try to go to the Olympics to represent Japan."According to Japanese law, those with dual nationality must chose one before turning 22 years old. Osaka's 22nd birthday is on October 16."I think I will be
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Andy Murray to make grand slam return at Australian Open

[ad_1] Murray underwent a second procedure on his hip in January this year after admitting in a tearful news conference at the Australian Open that he had been playing in considerable pain for some time and was considering retirement.The three-time grand slam champion -- once considered part of tennis' "Big Four" alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic -- returned to the professional circuit in June, initially only competing
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Naomi Osaka takes second straight WTA title with three-set win over Ashleigh Barty

[ad_1] The battle of the two women to most recently hold the top ranking did not disappoint with Japan's Osaka coming out on top 3-6 6-3 6-2 after one hour 50 minutes in Beijing.Two-time grand slam champion Osaka was coming off her victory on home soil at the Pan Pacific Open and beat US Open champion Bianca Andreescu and title holder Caroline Wozniacki on the way to the final.The early
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China Open: Osaka beats Wozniacki to reach final

[ad_1] Coming off taking the Toray Pan Pacific title in the city of her birth, the Japanese star ended the 17-game winning stream of freshly crowned US Open champion Bianca Andreescu in the quarterfinals of the China Open in Beijing Friday.The victory also sealed her place in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, the fifth player to reach the £14 million end of season finale.Doubtless buoyed by the hard-fought victory over
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Naomi Osaka ends Bianca Andreescu’s win streak

[ad_1] In a blockbuster between the past two US Open champions, it was Osaka, the world No. 4 and 21-year-old from Japan, besting the 19-year-old Canadian 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in Beijing."It meant a lot because I feel like people counted me out after the Europe thing," Osaka said, referencing how she performed on clay and grass this year, losing in the third round of the French Open and in the
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Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka impress at China Open

[ad_1] Murray came from a break down in each set to beat world No. 13 Matteo Berrettini -- a semifinalist at last month's US Open -- 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (9-7) -- as he continues his comeback on the singles circuit.The three-time grand slam champion, who underwent career-saving hip surgery in January, made a tentative return to singles in Cincinnati in August but has been unable to progress past the round