Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Key story lines for the WNBA conference finals

Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne, left, and forward Tamera Young (1) battle Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas,  right, for a rebound  in the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Atlanta. Chicago won 81-80. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The WNBA playoffs are down to the final four teams with Phoenix, Minnesota, Indiana and Chicago still standing.

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What to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round

Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams talk between points against Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic during a doubles match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010 — and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011.

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Bouchard wins in 3 sets, reaches US Open 3rd round

Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns a shot to Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard reached the U.S. Open’s third round for the first time by beating 80th-ranked Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 Thursday night.

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Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round at US Open

Serena Williams, of the United States, follows through as she returns a shot during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEW YORK (AP) — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

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Women’s gymnastics coach out at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson has left the job in a “mutually agreed-upon resignation,” according to the university.

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