Author Archives: Rachel Cohen

  • Venus Williams Falls to Sara Errani at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. “I think I will remember forever that moment,” Errani said. Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set ...

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  • Serena Williams Defeats Sloane Stephens

    (Updated 9/1/2013) NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams avenged her major loss to Sloane Stephens, pulling away from the young American for a 6-4, 6-1 win to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarters of the Australian Open in January. ...

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  • Venus Williams Upsets Flipkens at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams had been 14-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open, though she never had to face an opponent ranked in the top 30 at that stage. Williams was usually the seeded player, but after two years of illness and injury, the seven-time major champ was the one pulling ...

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama Visits U.S. Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama played kid-sized doubles against Serena Williams, clocked a 55-mph serve and even did some hula-hooping in her first visit to the U.S. Open. Obama spoke to a group of local youngsters Friday as part of her campaign against childhood obesity. ...

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