Tag: U.S. Open

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After 17 major titles, Serena wants to improve

Serena Williams hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women’s singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Howard FendrichAP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 U.S. Open, when she was just 17.

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At the Finish Line

by Bill Neal BILL NEAL * So that you’re caught up, the Finish Line is about just that. The end. A conclusion. A final thought if you will. Some things for you to reconsider before it’s over. Before you cross the finish line. * There are roughly a trillion or so TV and radio stations in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County areas, but for some unknown reason there is no, none, zero conversation about the NBA finals. The Penguins have been dead for a month. The Pirates have “90″ more games. The Power . . . well, they have no power. No Pitt or college anything and the Steelers are two months away. But there is no conversation about the NBA. And for the record, now the 2nd highest grossing sport in the U.S., behind the NFL . . . hockey is 4th. Why? I don’t know. But if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks . . . then guess what?