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The US Open women’s final of 2018 will go down in infamy – what should have been a routine coronation against a 20-year old playing her first Grand Slam final, turned into one of the most dramatic moments of the year in sport.

Serena was punished for three separate code violations, leading to the concession of a game at a vital moment in the second set, and her reaction – calling the umpire a thief, and a liar – has divided the sports world. We speak to Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine, and Sinead O’Carroll of The Journal.

Gerry Thornley and Shane Horgan are back in the harness, with plenty to discuss after two weeks of the Pro-14, including Ross Byrne’s form, John Cooney’s career trajectory, and the sad end to Dominic Ryan’s career.

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Plus there’s the Derry club championship game that’s got everyone talking, and Tiger Woods rows into the gender equality debate.

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