Serena Williams hails Tiger Woods’ influence as she continues her US Open run
Tiger Woods returned to the top of the sport during a stunning fourth round in the US Open at Congressional. The world No. 1 shot a 3-under-par 69 to claim his first US Open title.
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Serena Williams had never won a major before, but she has now become the first woman to do so, winning the US Open while holding her own against the world’s best. Serena played a magnificent all-court game as she battled back from a set down to claim her second Grand Slam title.
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The only player to ever win The US Open and the only player to win both The US Open and The French Open in the same year, Novak Djokovic set a record-breaking round of 70 to win his 11th US Open title. Djokovic looked comfortable on the grass at Congressional, winning six consecutive points, the longest stretch in the Open history.
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Serena Williams has won the past three US Open titles, giving her a chance at another major. That’s why she is going out and beating some of the best players in the world on her way to her third title.
Novak Djokovic has won all four majors since first winning a US Open title in 2002. This has been a remarkable turnaround for the Serb, who was ranked No. 1 in the world only weeks ago. He has gone from the No. 1 seed at Wimbledon (his last ranking spot in the world was No. 7) to the No. 30 player in the world to the No. 10 player in the world. That’s a big achievement for Djokovic and it makes him the best player in the world right now.
Roger Federer is looking to win his third US Open after winning his past four, something he has never done. Federer has struggled with his ranking the last two years as he has lost in the fourth round to Juan Martin del Potro (once), Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic. But the Swiss star has recovered and is looking to do it again.
It’s been a long and tortuous year for Serena