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  • Many happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) -- When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent's 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he'd done had been.

    The Associated Press
  • Sharapova survives as upsets rock US Open

    New York (AFP) - World number two Simona Halep and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the US Open, but Maria Sharapova bucked the upset trend that rocked the women's draw.

    AFP
  • Top seeds Djokovic, Serena in action on Saturday

    Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be in third-round action on center court as the U.S. Each will face an unseeded American opponent, with Serbian Djokovic up against Sam Querrey, before Williams takes the big stage against Varvara Lepchenko. Djokovic was hardly tested in his first…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Tomic out of U.S. Open with injury; Davis Cup in question

    (Corrects to attribute quote in third paragraph to Tomic) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic withdrew from his second-round match at the U.S. Open on Friday with a hip injury that could keep him from representing Australia in Davis Cup action next month. Tomic, whose decision…

    Reuters
  • Lucic-Baroni finally back in Grand Slam 4th round

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ousted the No. 2 player in the world with two straight aces.

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 2 results

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4 17-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 6-1 6-2 Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) beat 24-Samantha Stosur (Australia)…

    Reuters
  • Rampant Lee rolls on, Sindhu makes history

    Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia continued his charge towards an elusive first world championship title by coasting into the semi-finals of the men's singles in Copenhagen on Friday while rising Indian star P.V. Sindhu won through to the last four of the women's draw. Lee, twice a runner-up at…

    AFP
  • Bummed to face a friend, Gulbis loses at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ernests Gulbis was surprised by how conflicted he felt during his second-round loss at the U.S. Open.

    Associated Press
  • Roger Federer advances to 3rd round, continues quest for 18th Grand Slam title

    Most of the men's bracket stayed intact on day 5. But as night fell in New York, two seeded players were sent on their way

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  • US Open Glance

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

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  • Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 2 results

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Friday Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 11-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-3 17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S. ...

    Reuters
  • Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard: a Canadian convention on the U.S. Open's executive practice courts

    It's the type of moment Canadian tennis fans are almost taking for granted at this point. But on the practice courts reserved for the top 16 seeds at the U.S. Open, two Canadians converge.

    Busted Racquet
  • Venus Williams falls to Sara Errani in third round singles action

    Three big names were knocked out of the women's single's main draw.

    Busted Racquet
  • Serena one step closer to first Grand Slam of season

    Five-time champion Serena Williams has swept into the third round of the US Open, but she's taking nothing for granted as she bids for a first Grand Slam of the season. Seemingly unperturbed by the wind swirling in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Williams thrashed fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0. Although…

    AFP
  • Tennis-Lucic-Baroni turns back clock but looks to future

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A teary Mirjana Lucic-Baroni turned back the clock with a stunning upset win over second seed Simona Halep at the U.S. The last time the 32-year-old beat a top five ranked player her name was Monica Seles while it was Steffi Graf who ended the…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • What to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III

    John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the…

    The Associated Press