Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

Magdalena Rybarikova, of Slovakia, celebrates after her 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske, of the United States, during a quarterfinal match at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

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Carter wins 100 meters in Stockholm meet

Michael Tinsley of the U.S. reacts after winning the men's 400m hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League DN Galan athletics meeting at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium on August 21, 2014. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Henrik Montgomery) SWEDEN OUT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men’s 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday.

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Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

Tennis player Serena Williams attends the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

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Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

Tennis player Serena Williams attends the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.

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Lynx’s Moore wins WNBA MVP award

In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore, center, glides to the basket as Connecticut Sun’s Kelsey Bone, left, and Chiney Ogwumike, right, defend during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night, Aug. 20, 2014. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she’s got her first WNBA MVP award.

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