Tennis

  • 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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  • Ivanovic stunned by Czech Pliskova at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (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 windy, 80-minute match in Louis…

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  • US OPEN SCENE: Serena sizzles in leopard dress

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams doesn't just play fierce.

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  • US Open Glance

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

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  • 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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  • Ana Ivanovic lone upset in US Open 2nd round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ana Ivanovic's comeback tour has ended with yet another early exit at the U.S. Open.

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  • Two upsets propel Americans into the third round

    Nicole Gibbs and Sam Querrey pull off second-round upsets; Serena Williams, John Isner also advance

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  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take center stage at the U.S. Always a crowd favorite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania King in a second round matchup. Williams may be…

    Reuters
  • US OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living.

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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,…

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    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…

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  • Heat, humidity take toll on American Steve Johnson and others Wednesday at the U.S. Open

    It was the hottest, steamiest day of the tournament so far. And several players paid the price.

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  • Radwanska out, Sharapova survives Open threat

    Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the…

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  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations.

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  • 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.

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  • Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

    Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. ''Everyone goes through times like this,'' said Stephens, who was seeded 21st. ''I'm not the first person…

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