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  • Federer on preliminary roster for Davis Cup semis

    LONDON (AP) -- Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are part of Switzerland's preliminary roster for its Davis Cup semifinal against a team from Italy that includes Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi.

    The Associated Press
  • The U.S. Open has a line problem

    Apparently world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is pretty popular around the National Tennis Center

    Busted Racquet
  • Serena has ankle re-taped in US Open doubles loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams took a medical timeout to have her right ankle re-taped and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.

    Associated Press
  • The top women of the WTA Tour want Milos Raonic's ... arm sleeve

    Were the women of the WTA genuinely jealous, or just bored? Probably the latter.

    Busted Racquet
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    Serena Has Medical Timeout In US Open Doubles Loss

    Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot, and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by…

    Wochit
  • Tennis-Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances

    (Updates with quotes, later matches) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. The…

    Reuters
  • Bryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5).

    The Associated Press
  • Peng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis

    Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first semifinal in 37 Grand Slam tournaments. Only five women have participated in more majors before getting to a final four, and the relief brought the 28-year-old Peng to the brink of…

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis-Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

    No change to copy) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open…

    Reuters
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    At U.S. Open, Watch Tennis, Get Autographs, Repeat

    Giant tennis balls covered with player autographs are a common sight at the U.S. Open. WSJ's Geoff Foster talked to tennis fans about collecting signatures - and deciphering them. Photo: Jennifer Weiss for The Wall Street Journal

    WSJ Live
  • Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — An hour-and-a-half into his stay at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray had to wonder whether it would end quickly.

    Associated Press
  • Wawrinka pulls away to beat Robredo at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

    Associated Press
  • US Open 15-year-old CiCi Bellis loses in juniors

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The second round once again proved the downfall for U.S. Open darling CiCi Bellis.

    The Associated Press
  • US Open: Serena, Djokovic both advance to quarterfinals

    Two-time defending champion Serena Williams saw little resistance in her fourth round match at the US Open, handling unseeded Kaia Kanepi in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. 

    CBS Sports
  • Federer to return to Brisbane to start 2015 season

    Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year's first grand slam at the Australian Open, organisers said on Monday. The 33-year-old lost to local favourite Lleyton Hewitt in the final this year and will have another tilt at…

    Reuters
  • China's Peng ends long wait, reaches US Open semi-finals

    China's Peng Shuai left doubts behind on Tuesday, sweeping into the US Open semi-finals to join Li Na and Zheng Jie as the only Chinese to reach a Grand Slam last four. Peng, who was in the quarter-finals of a major for the first time at her 37th attempt, took apart Swiss 17-year-old Belinda Bencic…

    AFP
  • Makarova moves on as Bouchard wilts under punishing heat

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian Ekaterina Makarova moved into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 win over seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard on Monday as the Canadian, hailed as the future face of women's tennis, wilted in punishing conditions. With stifling humidity and…

    Reuters