Tennis

  • US men braced for more tennis Grand Slam misery

    The 2014 US Open begins on Monday with American men seeking to end a Grand Slam drought now more than a decade long. Andy Roddick's 2003 US Open triumph marks the last time an American man hoisted a Grand Slam trophy. For America's current number one, 15th-ranked John Isner, it's not something to…

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  • Tennis - Williams in 'best shape' to end 2014 Grand Slam drought

    - World number one Serena Williams says she is back to her "best shape" to challenge for a third straight US Open crown after a depserate year in the Grand Slams. The American superstar hasn't made it past the fourth round of a major in 2014 after back trouble and a virus that contributed to a…

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  • Top seed Halep ousted at WTA New Haven

    Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova sent top-seeded Simona Halep crashing out of the WTA Tour's Connecticut Open in one of two second round upsets at the final US Open tune-up. Halep, the reigning champ, on Tuesday had her serve broken six times and Rybarikova saved 10 of 14 break opportunities en…

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  • Leading tennis tournament renamed Miami Open with Brazilian sponsorship

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - One of the most popular professional tennis events has a new name - the Miami Open presented by Itaú - following the announcement that the Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco is taking over as its new title sponsor from Sony. The tournament, nearing its 30th year,…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Serena Williams named US Open top seed

    - Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts. World number one Williams was also the US Open top seed in 2002 and 2013 and each time went on to win the title.…

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  • Tennis - Federer ready to cap resurgence in New York

    - Twelve months after crashing to his worst defeat in New York in a decade, Roger Federer heads to the 2014 US Open poised to win his 18th Grand Slam title. The 33-year-old, written off after a fourth round loss to Tommy Robredo in 2013, claimed a sixth Cincinnati title on Sunday. The Swiss, whose…

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  • Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match. After the way he bounced back in his opener at the Winston-Salem Open, Isner hopes that can give him the confidence to win another title. Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time…

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  • Past US Open champs Djokovic, Federer seeded 1-2

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

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  • Ukraine-Belgium Davis Cup playoff to be in Estonia

    LONDON (AP) -- The Davis Cup playoff between Ukraine and Belgium will be held at a neutral venue in Estonia because of security issues in Kiev.

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  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- A ''substantial'' minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

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  • Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles round 2 results

    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 1-John Isner (U.S.) beat Bradley Klahn (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-2 10-Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-4 6-3 7-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Ryan Harrison (U.S.) 3-6 2-1 (R.…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles results

    Aug 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles matches on Monday Round 215-Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 7-5 6-4 Round 1Blaz Rola (Slovenia) beat Wayne Odesnik (U.S.) 7-6(4) 6-3 Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Pere Riba (Spain) 7-6(5) 6-4 Frank…

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  • Serena Williams named US Open top seed

    New York (AFP) - Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed Wednesday for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

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  • Defending champion Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

    World number one Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will be seeking to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday. Williams has emerged triumphant five times in the year's last grand slam…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Garcia-Lopez and Nieminen advance at Winston-Salem

    - Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Jarkko Nieminen, of Finland, won their second round matches at the ATP Tour's Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University.

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  • Top-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open.

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.

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  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

    NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

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  • Tennis - Anderson through, Mahut upsets Robredo

    - Second seed Kevin Anderson needed three sets while French grass-court specialist Nicolas Mahut scored the biggest upset at the ATP Tour's Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday, a final US Open tune-up.

    AFP
  • Wozniacki rallies for win at New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open.

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  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire - a middle finger apparently aimed at the opponents' bench - in the Cleveland Browns' 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Neither Manziel nor Brian Hoyer did much to claim the Browns'…

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