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  • US Open men's draw

    New York (AFP) - Men's draw for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament that begins Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts (x denotes seed):

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  • Sharapova says Serena rivals must step up efforts

    Maria Sharapova says the domination of Serena Williams should not diminish the efforts of other women's players, but adds they must step up and answer the challenge. Sharapova, who has not played since losing to Williams in a Wimbledon semi-final due to a right knee injury, could meet the world…

  • Murray asks for patience as Kyrgios matures

    Britain's Andy Murray has some sympathy for Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios, the controversial 20-year-old he will face on Tuesday in the first round of the US Open. Third seed Murray, who won the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon titles, said on Saturday that Kyrgios was wrong in his lurid verbal…

  • Serena, Nadal enjoy US Open night life at start

    Top-ranked Serena Williams, trying to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988, and 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal will be featured Monday night at the US Open. The first day of competition at the year's final major tennis event also includes the first matches for world number…

  • US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

    So here's the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open's main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams?

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  • Djokovic confident despite run-up losses to rivals

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic lost to rivals Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals of U.S. Open warm-up events but the Serb insists those defeats have aided his preparations for the last grand slam of the season. "Of course, I did want to win both in…

  • History-chasing Serena already best ever: analysts

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams is on the brink of a crowning achievement in tennis, but as far as several top analysts are concerned, the 33-year-old American has already established herself as the greatest women's player ever. Williams would become only the fourth woman to…

  • US OPEN 2015: Tournament at a glance

    A look at the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament:

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  • Tennis - New Ashe roof structure looms over US Open

    - Rainouts at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be history after this year's US Open, thanks to a new retractable roof whose 5,000-ton steel structure looms over the huge tennis venue. "For the 2015 US Open, the fans will see the entire fixed portion of the roof, nearly everything but the two retractable…

  • Jeremy Sisto: ‘Break Point’ Presents ‘White Trash Version of Tennis’

    The idea for “Break Point” came after star Jeremy Sisto and writer Gene Hong noticed there were no tennis movies from a blue collar perspective, while they were playing, what else, tennis. “It was an idea that Gene and I had playing out on the court,” Sisto said at Broad Green’s special screening…

  • Keys, Stephens head next U.S. generation

    (Reuters) - It has been 16 years since an American not named Williams won the U.S. Open women's singles title, and the drought shows no sign of ending any time soon. Lindsay Davenport was the 1998 champion at Flushing Meadows and since then Serena Williams, the heavy favorite going into the Aug.…

  • Czech mates Kvitova, Safarova in New Haven final

    (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will meet in an all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open after the compatriots enjoyed straight sets wins in their respective semi-final matches in New Haven on Friday. Defending champion and second seed Kvitova found herself 5-3 down in the first set…

  • Nadal feeling "very close" to Slam-winning form

    Former world number one Rafael Nadal, struggling through what the Spaniard called his worst campaign in 11 years, said Saturday his form is very close to returning to top level. Nadal has won titles this season at Hamburg, Stuttgart and Buenos Aires, but his record is 42-14 and he has slipped to…

  • US Open women's draw

    New York (AFP) - Women's draw for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament that begins Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts (x denotes seed):

  • Out of the ordinary Coric has Nadal in sights

    When Borna Coric decided to invest in a tattoo on his right bicep, his mother condemned his teenage impulse as "stupid". Now the 18-year-old heads for the season's concluding Grand Slam event at Flushing Meadows ranked at 35 and poised to hand two-time champion Nadal yet another reason to wish for…

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  • US OPEN 2015: What to watch aside from Williams in New York

    There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams' Grand Slam bid. No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, for example, has been nearly as dominant as Williams in 2015. Five-time U.S. Open winner Roger Federer is 34, hasn't won a Grand Slam championship in…

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  • Tennis-Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been vulnerable this grand slam season but unbeaten in the year's first three major championships. With the 33-year-old American looking to register the first Grand Slam in 27 years with a triumph at the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 U.S. Open, the…