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Tennis: Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

09 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer's all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.

Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

09 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer's all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.

Tennis: Mertens and Sabalenka win first Grand Slam title at U.S. Open

09 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won their first career Grand Slam title with a hard-fought 7-5 7-5 win over Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open doubles final on Sunday.

Mertens and Sabalenka win first Grand Slam title at U.S. Open

09 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won their first career Grand Slam title with a hard-fought 7-5 7-5 win over Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open doubles final on Sunday.

Bianca Andreescu fends off Serena Williams comeback to win U.S. Open

08 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to equal the all-time record. | Video

As Serena fights for the throne, a duchess watches

08 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Amid the excitement of Serena Williams' latest bid for U.S. Open glory, some off-court news buzzed about the plaza at Flushing Meadows: a duchess had come to Queens. | Video

Nadal battles past Berrettini to reach U.S. Open final

07 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Rafa Nadal moved to the brink of a 19th career Grand Slam title on Friday by beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6(6) 6-4 6-1 to reach the U.S. Open final.

Williams to battle 'street fighter' Andreescu in U.S. Open final

07 Sep 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. Open final on Saturday will have the feel of a street fight when two of the most powerful players in the women's game exchange blows on the sport's biggest stage with Grand Slam glory on the line.

Andreescu KOs Bencic to set up blockbuster final with Serena

06 Sep 2019

NEW YORK Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu's dream run at the U.S. Open continued on Thursday as she powered past Belinda Bencic 7-6(3) 7-5 to set up a highly-anticipated final with Serena Williams on Saturday.

Tennis: Grand Slams will be up for grabs as big three wane, says Courier

05 Sep 2019

NEW YORK The Grand Slam dominance by a handful of elite men over the last decade and a half has come at the expense of the rest of the field, but the sport will see a return to "normal" when the era ends, American great Jim Courier said.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.