Tag Archives: Tennis

Australian Open: Naomi defeats Serena, ‘retirement’ becoming a real possibility

Naomi Osaka has Serena’s number.  Blog King, Mass Appeal MELBOURNE — Close, but no cigar. Just moments after getting her ass kicked by Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinals, Serena Williams choked back tears then abruptly concluded her press conference — raising speculation her métier has finally reached cessation. Serena, who was seeking a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles ...

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Tennis star Coco Gauff is dealing with ‘depression’ due to premature success

Coco Gauff very depressed at 16. Blog King, Mass Appeal DELRAY BEACH — Handling preeminent success at an early age is not easy to do. Not convinced? Just ask tennis extraordinaire Coco Gauff who contemplated sitting out a year to cope with depression. The 16-year-old wunderkind raised eyebrows the other day when she told ‘Behind the Racquet’ she’s “really depressed” ...

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Battle of Stars: Coco Gauff demonstrates humility after loss to No. 1 Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka won young star battle. Blog King, Mass Appeal NEW YORK — Cinderella’s glass slipper is cracked beyond repair. Coco Gauff, ranked 141st, suffered a beatdown of epic proportions Saturday night in the third round of the 2019 U.S. Open. But let’s give her credit. Unlike the entitled deportment of Serena Williams in last year’s competition, the emotional 15-year-old ...

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Tennis star Sloane Stephens and soccer sensation Jozy Altidore getting married

Sloane & Jozy gettin’ hitched.  Blog King, Mass Appeal TORONTO — Wedding bells are ringing! Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore are getting hitched. The Toronto FC soccer sensation popped the question to Sloane who replied with a resounding “yes.” The lovey-dovey sports couple disseminated news of their engagement via Instagram on Monday which includes post-proposal snapshots of Sloane’s shiny new ...

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