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A short thread on the #usopen women's final, and why I think Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek are good for tennis (as well as excellent players):
About a decade ago, I was fortunate to get full access to a WTA tournament thanks to a friend who plays on the tour.

Back then, top WTA players very much kept to themselves. The Serenas, Sharapovas & Azarenkas praticed with male hitting partners and basically never spoke.
In contrast, Iga and Ons are very popular in the lockeroom and mingle freely with their colleagues, the way male pros do (since top ATP players have to practice with each other each week in order to get a good workout).
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It’s good to be reminded that the American dream isn’t a faded myth. It will be represented in the #USOpen quarterfinals thanks to Frances Tiafoe's upset win over No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal on Monday.

From @helenenothelen…
Tiafoe’s parents left war-torn Sierra Leone for a better life in the U.S. Alphina was a nurse and often worked two jobs. Frances Sr. became a day laborer on a crew building a junior tennis center in Maryland, later becoming the center’s custodian.…
The most Tiafoe hoped to get out of tennis was a scholarship, because his family couldn’t afford to send him to college. Now he’s the only American left in the men’s field and a two-time Grand Slam event quarterfinalist, following his '19 run in Australia.…
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De dormir en las oficinas de un centro de tenis a ser protagonista de un Grand Slam.

Así comenzó la historia de Frances Tiafoe, el estadounidense que consiguió la mejor victoria de su carrera al ganarle a Rafael Nadal en el #USOpen. Abrimos hilo.
Su padre, Frances, huyó de la guerra civil de Sierra Leona y emigró a EE.UU. en 1993. Su madre, Alphina, llegó tres años después, tras ganar la lotería de tarjetas de residencia (green cards). Millones de personas se presentaron y las probabilidades de conseguirla eran escasas.
Se conocieron en EE.UU. y Tiafoe nació en Maryland. Desde pequeño, pasaba sus días en el club de tenis donde trabajaba su padre, primero como albañil y luego en el área de mantenimiento. "Durmiendo sobre mesas plegables en una oficina. Así comenzó mi aventura", dice Frances.
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
They are collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future''
@SDGsCoLab @SDGoals @ConnectSDGs @FAOSDGs @SDGMediaZone @SustDev

#SDGs #SDG #Africa #Rebuildafrikafoundation
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🔊 ‘It was the kind of night you talk about with your kids decades down the road,’ @amytennery said, describing Serena Williams’ first match of the #USOpen featuring spectators including former U.S. President Bill Clinton 1/4
‘Evolution’ vs. ‘retirement’
@Arlyntg and @FarouqUSS break down the way @serenawilliams is describing her move away from tennis and why 🎾 2/4 🎾
💰 Serena Ventures 💰
Williams started the firm to bridge the gender gap between VCs, @FarouqUSS explains 3/4
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The greatest female athlete of all time—check that: perhaps the greatest athlete of all time—is hanging up her racket for good.

After 27 years of professional tennis, @serenawilliams plays her last match at the 2022 #USOpen Photograph by Paola Kudacki...
It’s been too long a road for Williams to shy away from what she’s done. She owns it. Deservedly. Unapologetically. And it’s rooted in what she knows she and her sister have meant to the sport they both shaped and were shaped by “We changed the game of ten...
She helped change behavioral expectations for female athletes, and by extension women in all workplaces, by exuding power and passion—and bringing her full self—to her hard-court office “I was heavily influenced b...
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🏆 Emma Raducanu began the #USOpen as a self-effacing London schoolgirl chancing her arm in qualifying, and she ended it the belle of the ball, giving a winner’s interview in her finest evening wear.

@oliverbrown_tel gives us an insight into her world 👇…
🎾From sitting her maths and economics A-levels in Bromley to finding her name lit up across New York.

It is, in every sense, the road less travelled.

🗣️"It’s crazy to think that three months ago, I was in an exam hall. Now I’m on the biggest court in the world,” she said Image
🧠"She is the type of teenage polymath who can make everybody else feel inadequate" writes @oliverbrown_tel

For all that Raducanu amazed on the court, her performances in the hours that followed were equally eye-catching
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🏆Emma Radacanu has won the #USOpen, becoming the first British woman to win a grand slam singles final for 44 years

🎾Follow the latest reaction in our live blog 👇…
📰 Read the full match report from our tennis correspondent @simonrbriggs

"It was a tale of blood, sweat and tears"…
@simonrbriggs 🩹The #USOpen final was delayed for several minutes late in the second set after Raducanu slipped on the hard court, cutting her knee.

🧐She was bandaged up by a medical attendant while opponent Lelyah Fernandez questioned the tournament referee.…
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Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez: US Open Women's final 2021 live score and latest updates

Follow all the highlights here 🧵
Our reporter @JamieoJohnson took these pictures of the British teenager leaving her warm-up.

If there are any nerves, she's doing very well not to show them #USOpen Image
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Follow our live updates ahead of Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez tonight…
Emma Raducanu faces Leylah Fernandez in the final of the US Open, with the British qualifier already having rewritten history by reaching this stage - now she’ll be looking to land a first grand slam title.
Here's how you can watch tonight's match on TV
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Here goes for one of the most exciting tennis matches since @andy_murray first won @Wimbledon


And though I’m very much #TeamEmma what a fantastic player Leyla Fernandez is too - and what a fantastic advert this final is for women’s sport #USOpen
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Emma Raducanu at #USOpen so far:

17 sets won. None lost.

Q1: d. Schoofs 6-1, 6-2
Q2: d. Bolkvadze 6-3, 7-5
Q3: d. Sherif 6-1, 6-4

R1: d. Voegele 6-2, 6-3
R2: d. Zhang 6-2, 6-4
R3: d. Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-1
R4: d. Rogers 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Bencic 6-3, 6-4
SF: Leads Sakkari 6-1
19-year-old Leylah Fernandez will face the 18-year-old Emma Raducanu on Saturday for the title.

It will be the first all-teen final at the #USOpen  since 1999, before either was born, when a 17-year-old Serena Williams beat an 18-year-old Martina Hingis.
I feel like this undersells it, though.

Hingis was #1 and Serena was #7 at the 1999 #USOpen, that final wasn't much of a shock at all.

Having a final between two teens ranked #73 and #150 is a whole different kettle of oat milk.
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#BREAKING Teen Leylah Fernandez ousts No. 2 Sabalenka to reach US Open final
#UPDATE 19-year-old Canadian sensation Leylah Fernandez advanced to her first Grand Slam final by defeating world number two Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the #USOpen semi-finals.

📸 Fernandez reacts after eliminating Wimbledon semi-finalist Sabalenka 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4
"I don't know how I got that last point in but I'm glad it was and I'm glad I'm in the finals"

Canada's Leylah Fernandez advances to her first Grand Slam final after defeating world number two Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the #USOpen semi-finals
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In Court 8, the Philippines’ Alex Eala takes a 4-3 lead vs Sebastianna Scilipoti of Switzerland in the Set 1 of their #USOpen girls’ quarterfinals match. Eala was down 3-1 to start the match.
Scilipoti takes the first set 7-5. #USOpen
Eala bows out of the #USOpen girls’ singles play after losing 7-5, 6-3 to Scilipoti. (Story to follow.)
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After being down 4-1, Leylah Fernandez storms back to take the first set 7-6 (7/3) vs No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus at the #USOpen Thursday.

The winner advances to the women's singles final.
Fernandez, who represents 🇨🇦 and whose mother has 🇵🇭 roots, has been sensational at the #USOpen.

She has beaten these names in the past week:

~ No. 5 Svitolina in qfinals
~ No. 16 Kerber in round of 16
~ No. 3 Osaka in round of 32
An unforced error by Sabalenka allows Fernandez to take a 3-2 lead in Set 2. Fernandez trailed 0-2 to start the set.
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It’s been an exhilarating week for Leylah Annie Fernandez and for Canadian tennis. She is set to play her first Grand Slam semi-final at the #USOpen on Thursday.…
Ms. Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, is only 5 foot 6, but a giant when it comes to her skills – chasing down impossible balls and fighting off the comeback attempts of her bigger and far more experienced opponents.…
Ms. Fernandez’s slight stature and big smile belie her stamina and toughness, which is thanks in part to the training imparted by her father.…
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Beat Osaka. Beat Kerber. Now, Canada's @leylahfernandez on her way to the #USOpen semifinal at 19 years old.

How her ascent, as an unranked player, is reppin' the nation, and a source of pride for Filipino and Ecuadorian diasporas.…
For @abbyalbino, co-founder of @Rise_Tribe empowering Filipino youth in Canada, Fernandez represents possibility. For women's sport and for youth to see greatness in themselves and beyond. “With all the anti-Asian hate, it’s a win we all needed."…
Even though @sebastianalvara and Daniela Costa are 5,000 km from their home in Ecuador, the couple working in Ontario have stayed even more connected with family through Leylah's wins. "WhatsApp messages, video calls... it's amazing."…
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Raducanu was untouchable at #USOpen so far, but this is her first match here (and first career match) against a top-40 foe.

And Bencic is a gold medalist just last month, so not just any top-40 player.

Bencic has put pressure on her right from the jump, instilling some doubt.
Raducanu settled and balling now.

On serve, 4-3*, with eight winners to Bencic's four.

Five straight games for Raducanu, who takes the first 6-3 over Bencic.

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#ToiletBreak e Querelle #Tsitsipas

Facciamo chiarezza con un bel thread

Si è parlato molto delle ‘presunte’ scorrettezze di Stefano Tsitsipas (e di altri tennisti) che utilizzerebbero in modo antisportivo il toilet break.

Partiamo dalle regole attuali

#Tennis #UsOpen Stefanos Tsitsipas e Daniil Medvedev - Foto Ray Giubilo
Il #ToiletBreak, in un match #Slam, è consentito due volte a partita.

È obbligatorio, una volta presa la via degli spogliatoi (con un giudice di linea al seguito), usufruire del bagno.

Non si può chiedere Toilet Break solamente per cambiarsi Foto Ray Giubilo
A #Sinner, che non conosceva la regola, durante il match con #Karatsev a #Lione è stato recentemente comminato un #Warning per essersi solamente cambiato senza aver usufruito del bagno.

Il giudice di linea ha avvertito l'arbitro ed è arrivata l'ammonizione Jannik Sinner - Foto Ray Giubilo
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They’re tied at 1-1 now and Sock is at +3000. Worth a flyer. #USOpen
Forgot I had this wager on it. Now I’m playing with the house’s money.
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Took Leylah at +490.

Osaka had a tantrum during the 2nd set tiebreak. Acting out like Serena did against her. #USOpen
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Andy Murray just broke Tsitsipas 😱🎉🎉🎉#USOpen
Murray now up with a double break in the first set.
Murray takes the first set against #3 seed. Two more sets to go…
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US #golf legend #TigerWoods was undergoing surgery for multiple leg injuries after a serious car crash in which his vehicle flew off the road near Los Angeles Image
#Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and #USOpen champion Bryson DeChambeau were among a shocked golf world praying for #TigerWoods as the 15-time major champion was undergoing surgery for multiple leg injuries following a solo car crash near Los Angeles #AFPSports
#BREAKING 'No evidence' #golf legend #tigerwoods was impaired at time of crash: sheriff Image
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Bryson DeChambeau, the new #USOpen champ, is taking golf places it has not gone before.

Part mathematician, part weightlifter, the bulked up perfectionist is setting new standards that others may have no choice but to copy.

Welcome to golf’s revolution.…
Golf’s major trends have been all about technology —DeChambeau is employing vastly different ways to use that technology.

First he hit upon the idea of playing with clubs all fitted with the same length shaft, just as the legendary Bobby Jones once did.… Image
He used a different stance while striking the ball, along with different hand/arm positions. He studied the necessary requirements of projecting a golf ball, then he designed a brand new swing around those requirements, writes @DamoSpin.…
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