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An ESPN documentary about Serena Williams’ infamous clash last year at the US Open final has claimed she sought out umpire Carlos Ramos after the match. In ESPN’s Backstory: ‘Serena vs. The Umpire’, reporter Don Van Natta Jr claimed the pair exchanged more words behind closed doors after the match. “After the match, Serena sought out Ramos in the referee’s lounge, and they talked behind closed doors for several minutes,” Van Natta Jr said. “Two sources
Naomi Osaka has held onto her world No. 1 ranking after last week’s scare in Cincinnati, with the Japanese player leading the women’s seedings for the US Open beginning on Monday. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic, knocked out in the Cincy semi-final with Daniil Medvedev, tops the men’s list. Both Osaka and Djokovic are defending titles in Flushing Meadows. WOMEN’S SEEDS: Naomi Osaka, Japan 2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia 3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic 4.
IS it the end for Aussie bad boy Nick Krgyios? End, as in suspension – for a long time. Surely after the latest outburst of foul-mouthed abuse towards an umpire, Kyrgios should be suspended from all ATP events – for a lengthy period.   There’s McEnroe and Connors and a few others’ abuse – but this clearly crossed the line in Cincinnati. Many are calling for the Aussie to be suspended from all ATP tours, and
FAST, slow, intermediate … the debate over hard courts playing slower than in previous years is here again. Grass courts too, just look at some of the play at Wimbledon in past years, say some. And slower courts will favour the clay court specialists. Players like Rafa Nadal – who tournament directors want to star at their events. This last week in Canada the debate rolled on. In an interview with the L’Equipe, the tournament
Kevin Anderson is hoping to make his definitive escape from knee injury hell by taking a wild card into next week’s last-chance tune-up before the start of the US Open in a fortnight. The Florida-based South African will hope to front up in Winston-Salem after failing to make it to court since Wimbledon. The 2018 finalist at the All England Club has been dogged by his knee problems for months, with ever attempt to come