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Kim Clijsters Wins Aussie Open

Belgian beats Li Na for 4th major of career

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today. The loss ended an outstanding tournament run by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles... More »

Soderling Bounces Defending Champ Federer

Swede snaps 6-year streak of Grand Slam semis at 23

(Newser) - There will be a Grand Slam semifinal without Roger Federer for the first time in 6 years. French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling struck again today, rallying past defending champion Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. That ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23... More »

Serena May Be Suspended for Tirade

Williams could be barred from up to two tournaments

(Newser) - The International Tennis Federation is still mulling a number of penalties for Serena Williams' courtside tirade at the US Open and could end up suspending her from key tournaments. Williams has already been fined $10,500 by the US Tennis Association and has apologized for her obscenity-laced rant in which... More »

Del Potro Dethrones Federer

Argentine, 20, ends Swiss star's run at five

(Newser) - Juan Martin del Potro dethroned five-time defending US Open champ Roger Federer today, the New York Times reports, earning his first Grand Slam title with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory. Del Potro, a 20-year-old from Argentina, had never beaten Federer, the 28-year-old Swiss who has won... More »

Is Federer Now the Greatest Player Ever?

With 14 Slams, Swiss tennis star enters the pantheon

(Newser) - Roger Federer has tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slams after his decisive victory yesterday at the French Open—a title that Sampras himself never won. And as soon as the Swiss player lifted the cup on the red clay of Roland Garros, the arguments began: Is Federer now... More »

Federer Wins 1st French Open

Swiss star's victory gives him elusive career Grand Slam

(Newser) - The fans at Roland Garros got what they were cheering for today: not a nail-bitingly close French Open finals match, but a definitive win by Roger Federer. After years of falling just short on clay, Federer finally can claim a career Grand Slam with his 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4... More »

Serena Wins Aussie Open

Beats Russia's Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 for 10th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Serena Williams routed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 today to win the Australian Open for her 10th Grand Slam title and a return to the No. 1 ranking. It was total domination for the second-seeded Williams, who looked at ease in winning back-to-back majors—she won the US Open championship in... More »

Ivanovic Beats Safina for French Open Crown

20-year-old wins first grand slam

(Newser) - An ecstatic Ana Ivanovic won her first grand slam today, beating Russian Dinara Safina to take the French Open crown, Reuters reports. Safina fought hard in the first set, turning a 4-1 deficit into a 4-4 but ultimately fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. “I feel so happy, I... More »

Ochoa: a Lady Tiger?

Mexican golfer could complete a 'Lorena Slam'

(Newser) - Golf fans should have no trouble choosing between the Lady or the Tiger at the moment: The best player in the world today, Ed Sherman writes in the Chicago Tribune, is Lorena Ochoa. With four victories in a row and five in six tournaments, the 26-year-old Mexican has already qualified... More »

Tiger to Skip PGA in Bermuda

Furyk will putt in his place while Woods spends time with family

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will not be playing in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda this October, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, AP reports. The seven-time PGA Grand Slam champion will be focusing on his new daughter, Sam Alexis, and wife Elin Nordegren. Alternate Jim... More »

Tall John Isner Makes a Stand at US Open

6'9" ace chalks up first Grand Slam win in round one

(Newser) - Six-foot-nine John Isner won his first Grand Slam match yesterday, downing Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the US Open. The recent college grad, 22, packs a huge service game with his lofty stature, and his 140 mph offerings and 34... More »

Williams Sisters' Matches Kick Off US Open

First-round matches part of tribute to first black Grand Slam champion

(Newser) - When the US Open kicks off today, Serena and Venus Williams will play their first-round matches immediately following an opening tribute to the first black Grand Slam champion, Althea Gibson. The 50th anniversary of the first US Open title won by the "Jackie Robinson of tennis," who died... More »

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