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Serena Williams controversy mars U.S. Open

Serena Williams in action against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at the the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Williams advanced, 6-4, 6-3. (Louis Lanzano/Sipa USA/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 10, 2018

Serena Williams was mistreated by the umpire during the U.S. Open final — but it’s not surprising. These calls are a blatant attempt to stifle Williams’ success in a sport dominated by white men.

No shortage of drama at 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont

Dustin Johnson acknowledges the crowd after making a putt on the 17th green Sunday morning. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 20, 2016

The 2016 U.S. Open Championship returned this past weekend to historic Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, for the ninth time –– more than any other course in the world. Praised as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, Oakmont is also arguably the most difficult. And when th...

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