Tennis

  • US Open Glance

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A look at Thursday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

    The Associated Press
  • Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

    In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to ''Shut up.'' An hour later, his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) victory over 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the second…

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  • Serena one step closer to first Grand Slam of season

    Five-time champion Serena Williams has swept into the third round of the US Open, but she's taking nothing for granted as she bids for a first Grand Slam of the season. Seemingly unperturbed by the wind swirling in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Williams thrashed fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0. Although…

    AFP
  • Tennis-Ivanovic stunned by Czech Pliskova at U.S. Open

    (Adds quotes, background) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was upset 7-5 6-4 by 42nd-ranked Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the second round of the U.S. Pliskova, 22, took advantage of a slew of miscues from the eighth-seeded Serb during a…

    Reuters
  • Serena, Djokovic sail through U.S. Open winds

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the U.S. Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first…

    Reuters
  • Play

    US OPEN SCENE: You Can't Win If You Can't Finish

    As Croatia's Ivan Dodig knows all too well after his 2014 Grand Slam season, you can't win if you can't finish. At the Australian Open in January, he stopped playing in the fourth set of his second-round match, citing cramps. At the French Open in May — shortly after he said he injured his ribs at…

    Wochit
  • Dominican, 34, beats kid half his age at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos is 34, and Borna Coric is 17, making for the largest gap between male opponents in U.S. Open history — and the ol' guy won.

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  • 15-year-old CiCi Bellis knocked out of U.S. Open main draw

    There will be no Cinderella run at this year's U.S. Open, as 15-year-old CiCi Bellis is ousted in a tough second-round match, 3-6, 6-0, 2-6.

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  • Tennis-Serena blows away King on gusty day at U.S. Open

    * Serena pulls double duty * Williams provides young Americans with tennis lesson (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams blew past Vania King 6-1 6-0 and into the third round of the U.S. Open on a windswept day at Flushing Meadows on…

    Reuters
  • US OPEN SCENE: Shirt is not a hometown advantage

    Simone Bolelli says branding was at play when the Italian wore a shirt with the Stars and Stripes on the sleeve for his second-round match Thursday against Tommy Robredo. ''But Wimbledon was impossible because they're all white.'' - By James Martinez, http://twitter.com/jfmartinez --- SWEAT EQUITY:…

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  • Tennis - Ivanovic left to ponder Slam slump

    - Former world number one Ana Ivanovic has rekindled her love of tennis, now she needs to carry her career resurgence onto the game's biggest stages. The eighth-seeded Serbian was bundled out of the US Open second round on Thursday by unseeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4. It was another Grand…

    AFP
  • New stands let US Open fans see stars practice

    In a new feature this year, the first stage of a planned renovation to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, elevated stands loom over five practice courts and allow fans to watch stars like Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Nojak Djokovic groove their strokes, tinker with strategy and…

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  • Tennis - Murray into US Open third round

    - Andy Murray, the 2012 champion, reached the US Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger.

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  • Tennis-No sweat as Djokovic eases into third round

    * American Querrey next opponent for Djokovic * Winning still a priority for the Serb (Adds quotes, detail, byline) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the U.S. Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri…

    Reuters
  • Former champ Samantha Stosur out at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open.

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  • Switzerland tap Federer and Wawrinka for Davis Cup

    Switzerland captain Severin Luethi will tap the star power of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka when the Alpine country faces Italy in next month's Davis Cup, Swiss Tennis announced Wednesday. World number three Federer and number four Wawrinka will team up with Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer,…

    AFP
  • 15-year-old Bellis' unexpected US Open run ends

    NEW YORK (AP) — Folks waited for hours Thursday to catch a glimpse of the latest tennis sensation, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, the youngest player to win a match at the U.S. Open since 1996.

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