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WATCH: Iguana stops tennis match at Miami Open

An iguana, later named Iggy, wanted to join the fun at the Miami Open Wednesday, but instead brought a match to a halt. 

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Iggy perched itself on the scoreboard during a match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesley, according to Sports Illustrated

Maybe the iguana just wanted a better view of the game? 

Or maybe Iggy wanted a selfie with Haas? 

Either way, Iggy wasn’t happy when officials tried to remove it from the court. 

The Iguana thought his new selfie friend, Haas, would let it stay and watch. But, instead, Haas quickly jumped out of the way. 

Eventually officials got the iguana off the court, but Iggy might have won this match. 

Serena Williams wins record 23rd career Grand Slam title

It was a record-breaking slam dunk for Serena Williams.

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In an all-sister final at the Australian Open, Williams won a record 23rd Grand Slam title Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4, victory against Venus Williams in the women's singles final.

Serena's victory broke the Open era record she held with Steffi Graf.  Margaret Court is the all-time leader with 24 titles in the Open and amateur eras.

It was the ninth meeting in a Grand Slam final between the Williams sisters. The last all-Williams final came at Wimbledon in 2009, which also was Venus' last major final. Serena Williams now has a 17-11 career record against Venus, including a 10-5 mark at Grand Slams and a 7-2 edge in Slam finals.

Serena Williams closed the match on her first championship point, charging the net with a forehand that Venus Williams could not successfully return, ESPN reported.

"I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus," Serena Williams told the crowd after the match. "She's an amazing person. There's no way I'd be at 23 without her. There's no way I'd be at one.

"She's the only reason the Williams sisters exist, inspiring me to be the best player I can be."

It's Serena Williams' seventh Australian Open title overall and second in the past three tournaments in Melbourne. She also has seven titles at Wimbledon, six at the US Open and three at the French Open.

Saturday's victory also means Serena Williams will regain the world No. 1 ranking from Angelique Kerber, who was eliminated in the fourth round in Melbourne. Next week will be Williams' 310th at the top of tennis.

"Serena Williams ... that's my little sister guys," Venus Williams said. "Congratulations, Serena, on No. 23. I have been right there with you.

"Your win has always been my win. I think you know that I'm enormously proud of you. You mean the world to me."

Women's tennis great Billie Jean King sent out a pair of tweets Saturday morning, congratulating each sister.

Congrats @serenawilliams on your 23rd major title and return to the top of the@WTA rankings. You are a history maker and a trailblazer.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 28, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

To @Venuseswilliams: Thanks for showing us it's never too late. What anamazing run and what an amazing life. #championforever— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 28, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Love, set, match: Serena Williams announces engagement

It’s a love match for women’s tennis great Serena Williams.

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The winner of 22 Grand Slam events announced that she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Fittingly, Williams announced the news in a Reddit post on her verified account.

A spokesman for Ohanian confirmed that he popped the question while the couple was vacationing in Rome. Ohanian also announced the engagement on his Facebook page, linking to Williams’ Reddit post and writing, “She said yes.”

Williams’ Reddit post read:

“I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited" Williams said in her Reddit post, which was written like a poem and had a cartoon of the couple at the top. "Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own 'charming'/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And/r/isaidyes.”

The 35-year-old Williams and 33-year-old Ohanian have been dating since 2015, according to E! News and have kept their relationship quiet, except for an occasional Instagram post. In the past, Williams had been romantically linked to Patrick Mouratoglou and rappers Drake and Common, People magazine reported.

No date has been announced.

Williams was the runner-up at last year’s Australian Open and won the women’s singles title for the sixth time in 2015. She is the all-time women’s champion during tennis’ Open era; only Margaret Court has won the event more times, taking the title 11 times and four times since the Open era began in the late 1960s.

Ohanian co-founded Reddit, the user-generated news website, in 2005 with college roommate Steve Huffman.

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2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova injured in knife attack

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured Tuesday by a knife-wielding attacker at her home in Prostejov, Czech Republic, The Associated Press reported.

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The player's spokesman, Karel Tejkal, said the 26-year-old suffered a left hand injury and was treated by doctors.

Tejkal said the incident, which he described as a burglary, occurred Tuesday morning and that Kvitova's injuries were not life-threatening.

Also Tuesday, Kvitova withdrew from the Czech Republic team at next month's Hopman Cup mixed-team tennis tournament because of an earlier foot injury. Earlier on her Twitter account, Kvitova said she was “so disappointed” she could not play in the event.

Sharapova could compete in some major tournaments next year

Maria Sharapova has something to smile about. It was announced Tuesday that the tennis star's two-year suspension for doping has been reduced by nine months.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Sharapova still "bore some degree of fault" for having tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, and it felt a 15-month suspension was "appropriate."

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So now that Sharapova can begin competing again in late April, there's a whole slew of tennis tournaments that can be penciled into her schedule.

The big one? The French Open, which starts in late May.

Sharapova won the women's singles portion of that tournament in 2012 and 2014.

She'll also be able to compete at Wimbledon. Sharapova has competed at this tournament 13 times, but only won once, in 2004.

And Sharapova can attend the 2017 U.S. Open — making January's Australian Open the only grand slam tournament Sharapova can't participate in.

As for her sponsorships, Sharapova might be able to pick up a couple that cut ties with her earlier this year, such as Porsche and watchmaker Tag Heuer.

In response to the court's decision, Sharapova wrote on Facebook, "In so many ways, I feel like something I love was taken away from me and it will feel really good to have it back. ... I am counting the days until I can return to the court."

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Gong show: Strange noise unsettles Murray in U.S. Open quarterfinals

A bizarre noise during Wednesday’s quarterfinals of the U.S. Open led to Andy Murray’s downfall against Japan’s Kei Nishikori, as the No. 2 seed lost control of the match when a gong-like sound over the loudspeakers interrupted play. 

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Murray led two sets to one and had a break point in the third game of the fourth set, which would have given him a 2-1 lead. Murray seemed to be in control of the point when something that sounded like a loud gong rang from the speakers.

Umpire Marija Cicak immediately called a let and ordered the point replayed. Murray threw his hands up in disgust and immediately complained about the ruling.

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Murray dropped the next three points to lose the game, and then brought up the call again with Cicak at the ensuing changeover, saying something similar had happened earlier and play had continued.

“Exactly the same thing,” Murray said. ''And I told you.''

He also spoke to a tournament supervisor about it, pleading his case and saying, “That's not fair.” 

Murray would lose the next seven games, including the final five games of the fourth set. He would lose 7-5 in the fifth and deciding set.

“I could have won the match for sure,” Murray told The Associated Press.

U.S. Open officials later released a statement saying the sound was from a digital audio sound processor that malfunctioned. 

Tennis gold medalist Andy Murray corrects sexist reporting

Tennis gold medalist Andy Murray shut down a BBC reporter who seemed to forget that women's tennis is a thing.

"You're the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals. That's an extraordinary feat, isn't it?" the BBC's John Inverdale said.

"Well, to defend the singles title. I think Venus and Serena have won about four each," Murray said.

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Inverdale was interviewing Murray after his victory over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina. It was Murray's second consecutive Olympic gold.

He's the first person to take gold in singles tennis twice in a row but, as he noted, both Williams sisters have won two more golds than he has overall.

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His quick fact check won him praise online, but his comments aren't really a surprise.

Murray has called himself a feminist in the past and has said women have played a large role in his tennis career.

He was coached by a woman for a time, and he credits his mother with introducing him to the game.

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Maria Sharapova says she's going to Harvard Business School

What do you do when you're a tennis superstar and you get suspended from playing the sport for two years? Why not business school? Or, more specifically, why not Harvard Business School?

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Don't ask Maria Sharapova how it happened, but that's apparently what she's decided to do with her down time.

Sharapova was suspended earlier this month for two years after she failed a drug test. In a report issued by the International Tennis Federation she was labeled "the sole author of her own misfortune" because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.

The ban, handed down by a three-person Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation, was backdated to Jan. 26, when Sharapova last played. She tested positive for meldonium that day after losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

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