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Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Sloane Stephens
Venus Williams made good on the wild card she received into the Dubai Championships by posting a 6-3, 6-2 first-round win over Elena Vesnina of Russia on Monday.
With Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens pulling out because of injuries, the U.S. Fed Cup team will field an inexperienced roster of Madison Keys, Alison Riske, Christina McHale and Lauren Davis against Italy.
Victoria Azarenka's tumultuous reign as the Australian Open's two-time champion ended Wednesday with a lot of shouting from her and some boos from the crowd.
For the record, Sloane Stephens was not cheering in celebration when Serena Williams lost. She was making fun of Ana Ivanovic's coaches.
A look at the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday:
Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka shifted the spotlight from a tense rematch to her personal life with a center-court remark to rapper boyfriend Redfoo: She wants a ring with bling.
Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka saw another of her main adversaries crash out of the Australian Open on Monday, while top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray faced tougher-than-expected matches to advance to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.
On the men's side, top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray faced tougher-than-expected matches to advance to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.
Serena Williams has had bad luck with nagging injuries at the Australian Open in recent years.
Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-0 in a third-round match at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal made it abundantly clear how much he missed the last Australian Open with the manner of his third-round demolition of Gael Monfils.
Sloane Stephens is having another good Australian Open, advancing to the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Saturday.
A look at the second day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Tuesday:
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer witnessed Andy Murray's drought-breaking successes after he hired Ivan Lendl as coach, and decided they were due for an overhaul of a major kind.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday:
"I didn't really get a great rhythm and she was playing good tennis in the end," Stephens said.
"Unfortunately, I didn't win today," Stephens said. "But there will be others."