Tennis

  • 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.

    Busted Racquet
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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
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • What to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010 — and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Tennis - Azarenka back in US Open groove

    - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka is ready to put a season of injury behind her, and where better to start than the US Open.

    AFP
  • Isner yet again to face Kohlschreiber at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) -- John Isner is back in the U.S. Open's third round, so that can only mean one thing for the highest-ranked American man: a match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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  • Steve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping

    Steve Johnson's hand was cramping so badly he couldn't even hold his racket. ''Then it all kind of started to go.'' As medical staff attended to him, opponent Tatsuma Ito was, by rule, awarded point and game penalties because of the delay to go up 2-1 in the set.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • No sweat as Djokovic eases into third round

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (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 Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6-0 and into the third round of the year's final grand slam on Thursday. Djokovic, who has reached the Flushing…

    Reuters
  • Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

    Associated Press
  • Lee joins main rivals in last 16 at worlds

    Copenhagen (AFP) - World number one Lee Chong Wei marched on in his bid for an elusive world championship title as he strolled into the last 16 to follow suit with his leading rivals in Copenhagen on Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Pioneering Peng carries Chinese torch in Li's absence

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the U.S. Open ablaze on Wednesday, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows. Long before Li, the current world number…

    Reuters