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Serena Williams Wins US Open

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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American Serena Williams won the U.S. Open women’s singles title Sunday, beating world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a dramatic final. Williams, the reigning Wimbledon champion and Olympic gold medalist in singles and doubles, clawed back from a shaky second set in New York to earn her 15th grand slam title — 6-2, […]

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South African Ernie Els Wins British Open

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South African Ernie Els has captured golf’s British Open championship in a stunning finish, after Australian Adam Scott faltered with bogeys on the last four holes. Els sank a nearly five-meter birdie putt on the finishing hole Sunday at England’s Royal Lytham St. Anne course. He then watched as Scott, who led throughout the final […]

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Simpson Wins US Open Golf Championship

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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American Webb Simpson has won the U.S. Open golf tournament, shooting a 68 in the final round to claim his first major championship. Simpson watched from the clubhouse after his 2-under-par round Sunday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco as a pair of golfers tried to match his score. American Jim Furyk and Graeme […]

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Nadal Wins Record Seventh French Open

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rafael Nadal of Spain has captured a record seventh men’s French Open tennis crown, defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in four sets, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Nadal had to wait until Monday to make history in Paris because the match was suspended early in the fourth set Sunday evening because of rain. Nadal broke his […]

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French Open Men’s Final Suspended by Rain Until Monday

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rain halted play in the men’s final of the French Open Sunday between six-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain and world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Organizers said the match, already in progress for three hours, would resume Monday at 1:00 pm local time . Nadal was leading Djokovic two sets to […]

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Sharapova Wins First French Open

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova won her first French Open title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani of Italy on the red clay at Roland Garros in Paris Saturday. Sharapova is now the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam tournaments. She has also captured Wimbledon, the U.S. Open […]

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Azarenka Wins Australian Open Title

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian Open women’s tennis championship has been won by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, becoming the country’s first Grand Slam winner. Azarenka dominated Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0 Saturday in Melbourne to become the world’s number one player. The 22-year-old Azarenka was playing in her first final of 25 Grand Slam events. The men’s […]

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Obama Launches Open Government Partnership

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has told a forum in New York that open societies, economies and governments make the “strongest foundation for human progress.” The U.S. president spoke Tuesday at the United Nations to inaugurate a new international Open Government Partnership. There are eight founding members in the partnership, including Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, the […]

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Djokovic Wins His 1st US Open

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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World’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his first U.S. Open title Monday evening after beating defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in the men’s final at Flushing Meadows in New York. Djokovic, who produced a masterful display of tactics and precision in windy conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium, […]

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Stosur Defeats a Feisty Williams to Win US Open

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 2:32 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Samantha Stosur defeated tournament-favorite Serena Williams in straight sets on Sunday, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history. The ninth-seeded Stosur needed just 73 minutes to beat Williams 6-2 6-3, becoming Australia’s first woman to win a Grand Slam title in more than 30 years. The match was marked not […]

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