Sloane Stephens — who was ranked no. 83 in the world — defeated no. 15 seed Madison Keys to win the 2017 U.S. Open — her first major title.

Stephens defeated Keys by a score of 6-3, 6-0 to win the Women’s Singles finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.

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The NYPD cop who used excessive force to arrest a former tennis star tried to cover up the arrest, the NY Daily News reports.

Officer James Frascatore (right) failed to file an incident report or inform his immediate supervisors about the wrongful arrest of James Blake, who was on his way to watch the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

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The man on the right is the one NYPD officers mistook for former tennis star James Blake, who was tackled and arrested on his way to watch the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

The photo was provided to police by a firm that found the photo on Instagram.com.

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James Blake

Former tennis star James Blake was on his way to watch the U.S. Open in New York when he was detained and arrested on Wednesday.

Blake, a former #4 ranked tennis player, was tackled to the ground and cuffed by overzealous NYPD officers outside the 4-star Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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Mariah Carey takes twins Monroe and Morocan to lunch at Luzzo's in Tribeca, NYC

Newly single pop singer Mariah Carey took her twins Monroe and Morocan to lunch at Luzzo’s in Tribeca, NYC today. Insiders say Mariah has given strict orders to the paparazzi to only photograph her right side. Legend has it that Mariah’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola convinced her that her left side was her bad side.
Photos: XactpiX/Splash News

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Serena Williams

It took 3 grueling sets but Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 to win her 5th U.S. Open title, and her 17th Grand Slam singles title overall.

“Vika’s such a great opponent; she’s such a fighter,” a relieved Williams said after the match. “It was never over until match point.”

Azarenka was gracious in her defeat. After the match, Azarenka and Williams embraced. “I did everything I could,” Azarenka said. “I fought as hard as I could. But I lost to a great champion.”

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Venus Williams

Tennis superstar Venus Williams made a valiant effort to win her tennis match last night during the 2013 US Open, but she fell short of the mark. Williams was ousted by Zheng Jie of China in 3 sets 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5). The 2-time US Open winner was seen outside her New York hotel, wearing Kool aid braid extensions that perfectly matched her colorful outfit.
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The ongoing spat between pro golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia got ugly on Tuesday when Garcia made a racist remark in reference to Woods.

The drama started when Garcia accused Woods of distracting him during the Players’ golf Championship in May. Ever since then Garcia and Woods have traded barbs and avoided each other. But things got nasty when Garcia was asked if he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open in June.

“Sure. We’ll have him ’round every night,” Garcia allegedly said. “We will serve fried chicken.”

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