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Tennis must keep making noise about Peng Shuai to put pressure on China

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Huang Xueqin was only ever trying to make her world a better place. Over the years she has become well known as a bold Chinese feminist activist and journalist who has aided survivors of sexual assault and wrote detai...

Anett Kontaveit’s unlikely hot streak proof that patience is everything

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Three months ago, during the height of a fierce Ohioan summer, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati opened with a brutal contest in the women’s draw. Ons Jabeur and Anett Kontaveit, two unseeded, high-class p...

Gymnast Rebeca Andrade stands proud at end of her breakthrough year

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There has never been a gymnastics world championships quite like the event that unfolded at the weekend in Kitakyushu, a northern city on Kyushu Island in Japan. In a sport so intense that it is difficult for gymnasts...

Chusovitina and Clijsters keep proving age is no barrier to sporting passion

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One of the most touching moments of the Tokyo Games this summer was entirely spontaneous. During the qualifying round of the women’s gymnastics, 46-year-old Oksana Chusovitina took to the podium in her eighth Olympics...

Novak Djokovic closes in on grand slam but doesn’t want to talk about it

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After a deeply satisfied Novak Djokovic had put his racket away following another job well done on Friday night, in the post-match interview of his five-set win over Alexander Zverev the interviewer started a question...

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez usher in dynamic new era

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Oor die verlede 20 jare, as memories of Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Serena Williams battling for glory in grand slam finals as teens faded deep into the memory of professional tennis, it soon became clear that t...

Hoe die span van Emma Raducanu gekombineer het om haar na die Amerikaanse Ope -eindstryd te stuur

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As Emma Raducanu se verrassingsloop na die vierde ronde van Wimbledon in Julie 'n lewensveranderende ervaring was, dan het haar reis na 'n eerste grand slam -eindstryd by die Amerikaanse Ope verseker dat dit nooit weer dieselfde sal wees nie. By defe ...

History awaits Djokovic – but first he must conquer nemesis Zverev

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Two more matches. Six more sets. Those are the only remaining obstacles separating Novak Djokovic from becoming the first male player to win the calendar-year grand slam since Rod Laver in 1969 while also winning his ...

Emma Raducanu enjoying the moment before US Open quarter-final

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One of the greatest cramming sessions of the year continues. Emma Raducanu began her full-time senior career before Wimbledon with no experience at the very top level of professional tennis, but with every match she p...

Emma Raducanu faces big test of US Open progress against Sorribes Tormo

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Emma Raducanu was in the process of tearing through yet another higher ranked opponent on Thursday, establishing a 6-2, 4-0 lead against Zhang Shuai in the second round of the US Open, when the experienced Chinese pla...

Lessons to be learned from ATP handling of Alexander Zverev abuse allegations

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In hindsight the silence that accompanied the first allegations of domestic abuse against Alexander Zverev turned out to be the most proactive action tennis took for nearly 10 maande. During the first week of the Pari...

Tears, tension and skill as women’s sport climbing takes Olympic bow

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As Shauna Coxsey and Iuliia Kaplina threw their bodies up a 15-metre vertical wall as fast as they possibly could, the difference between them was immediately clear. Kaplina is the world record holder at speed climbin...

Everyone loves Novak: how Djokovic became a star in the Olympic village

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After Novak Djokovic took his first small step towards a gold medal on Saturday, his defeated first-round opponent, die wêreld Nee 140 Hugo Dellien of Bolivia, could not stop himself from speaking his heart as they embr...

Simone Biles’ desire to innovate is frustrated by her own insular sport

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In the final fleeting month before the Olympics two of the best gymnasts in the world showed for the first time similar uneven bar skills of the highest difficulty only days apart. Both Sanne Wevers and Nina Derwael p...

Uzbek legend Oksana Chusovitina set for one final attempt at Olympic glory

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So much can happen in the sporting world across four years alone, but throughout the Olympic cycles in recent memory, during a period in which thousands of athletes have had long and fruitful careers before departing ...

Osaka’s tough core can help her shine under the spotlight at home Olympics

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Back in the spring of 2019, Naomi Osaka was coming off consecutive grand slam titles and digesting her newfound presence as a leading name in world sport when the subject shifted to the seemingly imminent 2020 Olympic...

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