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Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu set up tantalizing second round Australian Open clash with opening wins | CNN

CNN  —  Two of tennis’ most exciting young players, Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu, will face off in the Australian Open second round after they both won their opening matches on Monday. The 18-year-old Gauff comfortably beat the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniaková, winning in straight sets 6-1 6-4. Elsewhere, Raducanu allayed some of her injury …

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Djokovic can’t forget being deported but ready to move on in Australia | CNN

Reuters  —  Novak Djokovic will never forget how it felt to be deported from Australia earlier this year but the Serb said his willingness to return for next month’s Grand Slam at Melbourne Park shows the depth of feeling he has for the country. Djokovic was deported on the eve of the 2022 Australian Open …

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Nick Kyrgios’ late United Cup withdrawal surprises Australia teammates | CNN

Reuters  —  Nick Kyrgios’ late withdrawal from the inaugural edition of the United Cup took his own teammates by surprise on Wednesday as they were left in the dark until minutes before their pre-tournament news conference. Kyrgios, who is ranked 22nd in the world and reached this year’s Wimbledon final, was set to lead Australia …

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Australia to overturn Djokovic visa ban, paving way for Australian Open return | CNN

Sydney CNN  —  Australia will overturn a three-year ban on tennis player Novak Djokovic entering the country, paving the way for the former world No. 1 to contest the 2023 Australian Open. Djokovic confirmed the news in his press conference Wednesday after defeating Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, adding that he …

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Rafael Nadal isn’t confident about World Tour Finals after suffering Paris Masters defeat | CNN

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal is out of the Paris Masters after being defeated by Tommy Paul – and the Spaniard isn’t betting on winning the ATP Tour Finals, either. Paul, ranked No. 31 in the world, secured a 3-6 7-6(4) 6-1 victory over world No. 2 Nadal, who hadn’t played since teaming up with his …

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‘I think this would be a good movie’: Why a Georgia realtor was invited to play The Masters | CNN

CNN  —  To date, the closest Atlanta-based realtor Scott Stallings has ever been to Augusta National is a nearby Costco. Despite years of trying, he had never been able get his hands on a ticket to watch the prestigious Masters tournament at the fabled course. As a golf fan from Georgia, attending the major remained …

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Teenager Holger Rune shocks Novak Djokovic to claim Paris Masters title | CNN

CNN  —  Teenager Holger Rune stunned Novak Djokovic in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday, winning 3-6 6-3 7-5 against the 21-time grand slam champion. The 19-year-old Rune, playing in his first Masters 1000 final, lost the first set and came from a break down in the second to level the match. He …

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Zach Johnson isn’t discounting Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup | CNN

CNN  —  Tiger Woods could form part of the US Ryder Cup team – or at least, Zach Johnson isn’t ruling it out. Ahead of the Sony Open in Hawaii, US captain Johnson said he wouldn’t discount selecting Woods to compete in the tournament if the 47-year-old didn’t qualify for the team automatically. “I would …

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Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban’s restrictions on women | CNN

Sydney CNN  —  Australia’s men’s cricket team has withdrawn from a series of upcoming matches against Afghanistan in protest over the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) games in the United Arab …

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Serena Williams has done it all in tennis, but there’s so much more to come | CNN

Editor’s Note: The new CNN documentary “Serena Williams: On Her Terms” chronicles her early beginnings in Compton, California, to her epic ascent to international prominence. The film premieres Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET. CNN  —  Twenty-seven years on the professional tour, 23 grand slam singles titles and a plethora of records; Serena Williams …

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