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  • Caroline Wozniacki earns one of her biggest career wins against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open Sunday

    Stephanie Myles at Busted Racquet16 hrs ago

    NEW YORK – When the final assessment is made of Caroline Wozniacki's career after she retires, history will probably treat her with more consideration than the present and past have.

    Throughout the highs and the lows, the 24-year-old from Denmark has kept an even keel, enjoying her time at the top, sloughing off criticisms warranted and otherwise, and just carrying on.

    After a spring of discontent that included a rather insensitive telephone ending of their engagement by her former fiancé, golf superstar Rory McIlroy, Wozniacki has proceeded to have an outstanding summer on the hard courts.

    She crowned that with a well-earned 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Maria Sharapova in the fourth round Sunday at the U.S. Open, and now has to be considered a major favorite to get to the final out of a half of the draw decimated with upsets.

    "Yeah, definitely it ranks up there. Maria obviously is a tough competitor. She's won here before. She won the French Open this year. You know, it was a really good win for me. Beating her here at the U.S. Open, you know, it's a tough task. I'm really happy to be through and have another chance to play in the next round," Wozniacki said.

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  • Roger Federer advances to 3rd round, continues quest for 18th Grand Slam title

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet2 days ago

    NEW YORK – The men kept the bracket almost fully intact on Friday as they finished the second round. The night wrapped up with 5-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer winning in straight sets vs. Australian Sam Groth, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

    David Ferrer, the fourth seed and two-time semi-finalist here, was the first to advance today, earning a free pass as Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out before their match. Tomic explained that his left hip was hurting, and he did not want to take changes. He had surgery on both hips earlier this year.

    First up in Arthur Ashe Stadium, 6th seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic needed five sets and nearly four hours to defeat Martin Klizan of Slovakia. 

    Crowd-favorite Gael Monfils, the 20th seed this year, is moving on to the third round after topping Alejandro Gonzalez 7-5, 6-3, 6-2, despite committing 43 unforced errors. This was Gonzalez's first U.S. Open. Monfils converted 7 of 17 break points in the match.

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