French Open winner Garbine Muguruza said Sunday that it was about time women's tennis had a "new face" at the top, after Angelique Kerber broke Serena Williams' 186-week dominance atop the rankings. Kerber became number one when Karolina Pliskova dispatched Williams in the semi-final of the US Open earlier this month. The German beat Pliskova in the final to claim her second slam of the year after victory at the Australian Open in January, where she beat Williams in the final.
As citizens of Charlotte continue to protest the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a statement with his pregame attire. Newton warmed up for Sunday’s game in a shirt with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the shirt reads. At his press conference on Thursday, Newton spoke at length about the shooting. “I’m an African-American. I am not happy how the justice has been kind of dealt with over the years,” Newton said. “The state of oppression in our community. But we also, as black people, have to do right by ourselves. We can’t be hypocrites.” The protests in Charlotte
Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia can play for France in the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after the French tennis federation lifted their ban on Saturday. The pair had been provisionally suspended for ''damaging'' the federation's image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where the players criticized the FTT over a clothing mix-up after their defeat in the first round of the doubles. Mladenovic and Garcia said they were not informed that, as doubles partners, they had to wear the same colors.