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US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic consolidates top spot, Naomi Osaka climbs to ninth in WTA rankings
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US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic consolidates top spot, Naomi Osaka climbs to ninth in WTA rankings

Djokovic leads the ATP chart on 10860 points with Rafael Nadal in the second place, while the women's rankings are led by Ashleigh Barty.

US Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: COVID-19 withdrawals turn already unpredictable category into free-for-all
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US Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: COVID-19 withdrawals turn already unpredictable category into free-for-all

Ahead of tennis' return to the big stage, Firstpost takes a look at the US Open Women's Singles draw and attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters

Vijay Amritraj interview: 'India's 1974 Davis Cup final boycott first instance of social injustice protest'
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Vijay Amritraj interview: 'India's 1974 Davis Cup final boycott first instance of social injustice protest'

Vijay Amritraj, former India player, spoke to Firstpost on protests in tennis, tennis' reaction to inequality, the 1973 Wimbledon, the upcoming tournament and how he sees Indian tennis at present.

US Open 2020: Injured Naomi Osaka faces fitness fight to be ready after WTA final pull-out
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US Open 2020: Injured Naomi Osaka faces fitness fight to be ready after WTA final pull-out

Osaka, a US Open fourth seed, is set to play Monday night in a first-round match against compatriot Misaki Doi, but was uncertain if it was realistic to expect a recovery in time to play.

Western & Southern Open: Novak Djokovic clinches record-equalling 35th Masters title by beating Milos Raonic
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Western & Southern Open: Novak Djokovic clinches record-equalling 35th Masters title by beating Milos Raonic

Novak Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal’s record by earning his 35th title at a Masters 1000 tournament, overcoming a sluggish start to beat Milos Raonic in the Western & Southern Open final.

Western & Southern Open: Victoria Azarenka wins title after Naomi Osaka pulls out of final due to injury
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Western & Southern Open: Victoria Azarenka wins title after Naomi Osaka pulls out of final due to injury

Two-time Grand Slam champion Osaka, of Haitian and Japanese heritage, had threatened not to play in the semi-finals to protest the police shooting of African-American Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Western & Southern Open: Novak Djokovic struggles to reach final; Naomi Osaka faces Victoria Azarenka in title clash
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Western & Southern Open: Novak Djokovic struggles to reach final; Naomi Osaka faces Victoria Azarenka in title clash

Osaka's 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) victory advanced her into Saturday's championship match against two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the same New York COVID-19 quarantine bubble where the US Open will begin on Monday.

Tennis has long been in a bubble to the outside world, Naomi Osaka tried to break out
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Tennis has long been in a bubble to the outside world, Naomi Osaka tried to break out

Tennis is, and has been, guilty of living in the bubble for too long. And players have been guilty of being selfish, privileged and aiding their factions and egos.

Racial injustice protests: A sport-by-sport snapshot of things in aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting
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Racial injustice protests: A sport-by-sport snapshot of things in aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting

Athletes say the moment of Jacob Blake being shot by the police has forced them to act. Here's a look at what they are doing across the major professional sports to call for an end to racial injustice.

Western & Southern Open: Naomi Osaka reverses decision to withdraw from semi-finals
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Western & Southern Open: Naomi Osaka reverses decision to withdraw from semi-finals

Osaka said in a statement on Wednesday that she had pulled out of her last-four clash with Belgium's Elise Mertens in protest at the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

NBA: Games brought to a halt again, this time players decide when they resume
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NBA: Games brought to a halt again, this time players decide when they resume

Milwaukee Bucks changed the narrative across the entire sports landscape, putting the focus squarely on social justice reform in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police, while three of his children in his car looked on.

Milwaukee Bucks' walkout over Jacob Blake shooting leads to sporting boycott in US; NBA, WNBA, MLS, MLB games scrapped
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Milwaukee Bucks' walkout over Jacob Blake shooting leads to sporting boycott in US; NBA, WNBA, MLS, MLB games scrapped

Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not play in their NBA playoff match over the US police shooting of Jacob Blake led to a historic sporting boycott in US as Naomi Osaka, MLB, MLS and WNBA joined the protest.

Western & Southern Open: Naomi Osaka withdraws from semi-final in protest, tournament 'paused' for a day
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Western & Southern Open: Naomi Osaka withdraws from semi-final in protest, tournament 'paused' for a day

Naomi Osaka tweeted that as a Black woman, she feels compelled to pull out of the tournament to put a focus on police shooting Black people.

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams dominate tennis-heavy highest earning sportswomen list by Forbes
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Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams dominate tennis-heavy highest earning sportswomen list by Forbes

Nine of the world’s ten highest-paid female athletes in 2019 made their living with a tennis racket, says US business magazine Forbes

Naomi Osaka to play both US Open as well as tuneup event before Grand Slam, says player’s agent
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Naomi Osaka to play both US Open as well as tuneup event before Grand Slam, says player’s agent

Osaka's agent, Stuart Duguid, said Thursday that the former No 1-ranked player will enter both tournaments the US Tennis Association is holding in Flushing Meadows.

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal among big names in initial entry lists for Cincinnati; top-ranked Ashleigh Barty excluded
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Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal among big names in initial entry lists for Cincinnati; top-ranked Ashleigh Barty excluded

However, just because a player is on Wednesday’s lists does not mean she or he necessarily will compete at the New York-hosted Cincinnati event.

Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova
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Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova

'She (Gauff) was really brought up with great qualities and it shows how she plays and it shows how she’s active now politically,' said Navratilova

'I’m vocal because I believe in the movement': Naomi Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter
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'I’m vocal because I believe in the movement': Naomi Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter

Naomi Osaka, the world’s highest paid sportswoman, says the voices of prominent athletes can be more influential than those of politicians and is determined that hers will be heard on the subject of racial injustice.

George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests
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George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in US police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.