Tennis

  • Four-time champ Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open tennis

    Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open. The Italian saw off the former world number one in 78 minutes on Wednesday to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine…

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  • 2014 U.S. Open: Tracking this year's primary contenders

    The North American hard-court swing provided a slightly refreshing change of pace from the last couple of years. Sure, Serena Williams won two tournaments (file under "Business As Usual"), but so did a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska, who won her first Premier title in more than two years. Milos…

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  • Djokovic still favorite for U.S. Open, says McEnroe

    (Reuters) - Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's U.S. Open but Novak Djokovic is favorite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati…

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  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Williams told the crowd before she began: ''I'm really nervous.'' She was joined by fellow tennis player Jack Sock, ''Orange Is the New Black'' stars Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, ''Glee'' actor…

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  • Australian junior banned for 1 year for drug use

    Australia's top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy. Brad Mousley, 18, is the first Australian tennis player to be sanctioned for drug use in the decision announced Thursday. The Adelaide-based Mousley, ranked the 17th…

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  • 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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  • American Express Serves Fans the Finest of the 2014 US Open with Innovative Digital and On-Site Services

    American Express is harnessing the latest technology to get tennis fans on-site and around the world involved in the action on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tenn

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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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  • 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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    Djokovic The Top Seed For U.S. Open, Federer Second

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in…

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  • Becker surprised by criticism of appointment by Djokovic

    (Reuters) - Boris Becker says he was surprised by the level of criticism when world number one Novak Djokovic took him on as his coach last year. The former Wimbledon champion had been seen on television as a commentator but many felt Becker, whose off-court escapades threatened to eclipse his…

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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,…

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  • Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open

    Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open. Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. Bouchard said her personal trainer will join her in New York…

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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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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…

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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.…

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