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Crowd pleaser Fernandez rides wave of support to US Open semis

Crowd pleaser Fernandez rides wave of support to US…

CNA NEW YORK : After the COVID-19 pandemic left the stands empty last year, the U.S. Open has welcomed tennis-starved fans back to Flushing Meadows and Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez has ridden a wave of support all the way to the semi-finals. Harnessing the energy generated by New York's raucous fans, Fernandez has knocked out a string of big names, including former champions Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber. On Tuesday it was fifth seed Elina Svitolina's turn to be sent packing by the
Djokovic overcomes flat start to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Djokovic overcomes flat start to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

REUTERS NEW YORK, Sept 6  - An out-of-sorts Novak Djokovic scraped his way to a 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over American wildcard Jenson Brooksby on Monday to move into the U.S. Open quarter-finals and three wins from tennis immortality. Chasing a 21st major that would seal a calendar year Grand Slam, Djokovic had difficulty getting into gear against the 99th ranked Brooksby, who for a moment looked capable of derailing the Serb. For the second consecutive match the world number one came

Johnson out of CJ Cup after positive COVID-19 test

American professional golfer, Dustin Johnson has backed out of this week's CJ Cup after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday. Dustin last competed at September's U.S. Open, notified Tour officials he was showing symptoms and was conducted a test, leading to his step down from the Las Vegas event as he begins to self-isolate, the Tour said. "I am very disappointed," Johnson said. "I was looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return