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Sabalenka storms past Sakkari into Abu Dhabi final

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Aryna Sabalenka's aggressive game was spotless in her Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open semifinal against Maria Sakkari, as the fourth-seeded Belarusian made a total of just eight unforced errors en route to a...

Naomi Osaka is the new face of Louis Vuitton

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Naomi Osaka's popularity and reach are growing by the day. All brands want to leverage on her star power, especially in the fashion industry. The 23-year-old's impressive sponsorship list now includes Louis Vuitton. Wow this...

New year, new gear: Eugenie Bouchard switches from Nike to New Balance

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There have been no official announcements by neither Eugenie Bouchard nor New Balance, but we can see that the Canadian tennis star is starting the 2021 season with the NB logo on her tennis...

Sabalenka, Sakkari, Kostyuk, Kudermetova progress into Abu Dhabi semifinals

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Fourth seed Aryna Sabalenka extended her career-best winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over Elena Rybakina. Last year, the two players were tied at 29 for second most match...

Cibulkova angers people for skipping line to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Retired tennis star Dominika Cibulkova and her husband Miso Navara have already taken COVID-19 vaccines, but a controversial situation happened as they jumped the line to be among the first people to get their...

Kenin, Svitolina save match points to move into Abu Dhabi quarterfinals

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Sunday at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open was all about third-round action. Top two seeds Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina both fought off match points before advancing to the quarterfinals. Here's a...

Sofia Kenin announces Motorola endorsement deal

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American world No.4 Sofia Kenin officially announced her partnership with mobile phone manufacturer Motorola. I’m so excited to officially be part of the Motorola brand @motorolaus! My Razr is such a crucial part of my...

Round of 16 set in Abu Dhabi, Pliskova upset

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Third-round pairs were determined on Saturday at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open with the completion of all second-round matches. The day featured the biggest upset of the 2021 season so far, as...

A new book on Daphne Akhurst, Australia’s first international female tennis star

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This is a guest post by sports historian Richard Naughton, the author of "The Woman behind the Trophy", a book on the 1920s Australian player Daphne Akhurst. The name "Daphne Akhurst" is relatively well known...

Photo recap: Favorites progress to third round in Abu Dhabi on Friday

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The first half of second-round action completed at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open on Friday. It was a successful day for favorites at this WTA 500 event and photographer Jimmie48 was on...