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Frances Tiafoe’s U.S. Open run ends with defeat by Carlos Alcaraz in semifinals
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Frances Tiafoe’s U.S. Open run ends with defeat by Carlos Alcaraz in semifinals

Carlos Alcaraz surged into his first Grand Slam final and gave himself a chance to become No. 1 at age 19 by ending Frances Tiafoe's run at the U.S. Open with a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory on Friday night.No. 3 Alcaraz moved ahead by grabbing nine of 10 games in one stretch and could have ended the semifinal when he held a match point in the fourth set. Tiafoe saved that and forced a fifth set by improving to 8-0 in tiebreakers during the tournament. Showing no signs of fatigue from his 5-hour, 15-minute quarterfinal win that ended at 2:50 a.m. on Thursday, Alcaraz was better down the stretch, taking four of the last five games. Carlos Alcaraz of Spain hugs Frances Tiafoe of the United States after his win during their singles semifinal match on day ...
Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National
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Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will be walking away from tennis after the U.S. Open. In an essay shared by Vogue, Williams wrote the decision to leave the sport wasn’t an easy one; and it’s certainly not a retirement.“I have never liked the word retirement,” Williams, 40, wrote. “It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me.” Read more: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton Instead, Williams sees her tennis farewell as an “evolution.”“I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people,” Williams wrote for the September cover story. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evol...