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Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open

Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory pose and looked over toward her guest box.

Red dust, rain hit weather-plagued Australian Open

Red dust and rain combined to give some of the blue courts at the Australian Open a more Roland Garros hue, adding yet another element to the freakish conditions that have plagued the first four days of the tournament.

1 more for 24: Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their semifinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Ashleigh Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Novak Djokovic also knocked out

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost to a resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. On the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic also got upset.

Naomi Osaka’s knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Naomi Osaka began retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open, unsure what’s going on in the knee. She expected to get an MRI to try to diagnose the problem. For now, the defending U.S. Open champion is worried about her chances of making another deep run in New York.

A ragged Roger Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic advances

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in little over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced at the Western & Southern Open. Novak Djokovic moved into the quarterfinals with a two-set win.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallies to reach Rogers Cup semis

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating No. 7 Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. The winner last year in Toronto for his fourth title in the event, Nadal won his 380th ATP Masters 1000 match, a day after breaking a tie with Roger Federer for the tour record. Nadal has 82 singles victories, winning the French Open in June for his second title of the year.