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  • Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops

    Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. Williams was out there for only 27 minutes and took 32 of the 37 points that were played. ''It was…

    The Associated Press8 mins ago
  • Nishikori, Ivanovic out as U.S. Open starts with major upsets

    The men's No. 4 and women's No. 7 are out on Day 1 in New York

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  • Latest on US Open: Rafael Nadal tops teen Coric in 1st round

    Rafael Nadal managed to win his first U.S. Open match since 2013, despite dropping a set along the way. Nadal, who collected two of his 14 Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows, moved into the second round with a 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over 18-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia in Arthur Ashe…

    The Associated Press13 mins ago
  • Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

    Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-4 6-3 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-2 7-5 31-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Magdalena Rybarikova…

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  • Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired. Following a Broadway style opening ceremony complete…

    Reuters
  • Cilic shrugs off low-key US Open return

    Marin Cilic shrugged off being shunted off to the Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday where his status as defending US Open champion was saluted by just a smattering of fans. The Croatian stunned tennis last year when he defeated Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Kei Nishikori in the championship…

    AFP
  • Federer launches U.S. Open bid against Mayer

    (Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Swiss has been in sparkling form this season and heads into the final…

    Reuters
  • Only sexism and racism can explain why Serena Williams doesn’t earn more in endorsements

    The US Open begins today (Aug. 31), and Serena Williams has a chance to make tennis history. A win would put her at 22 career Grand Slam titles, tying Steffi Graf for second most, behind only Margaret Court. Her skill prompts arguments that she is the sport’s greatest female player of all-time, and…

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  • Serena Williams has an incredibly tough draw at the US Open and that might be to her advantage

    Serena Williams has a lot on the line at the US Open as a win would complete the first grand slam...

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    Beauty Stories: Ana Ivanovic

    Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic talks guilty pleasures, growing up in the spotlight and embracing her strength.

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  • Nishikori out of U.S. Open in first-round stunner

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the first hurdle, falling 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire. The 26-year-old Paire, having collected his…

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  • U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on. The 33-year-old American, with the 2015 Australian Open, French…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Open: Despite rapid decline, Nadal headlines Day 1

    The 14-time Grand Slam champion is seeking his third U.S. Open title, a tall-order for an eighth seed.

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    Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

    Sample an exclusive tour of Wimbledon, usually reserved for members only.

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  • As 2015 US Open Approaches, All Eyes on Serena Williams

    The 135th annual US Open tournament kicks off today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Competing at this year's tournament in Queens, NY will be an array of the sport's top contenders, ...

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  • Dealing with anxiety disorder, Fish wins in US Open return

    This, Mardy Fish said afterward, is what ran through his mind during his first U.S. Open match in three years - and the first match of his last tournament as a tennis pro: ''I'm going to be OK. Helped by medication and therapy, Fish has been dealing with severe anxiety disorder, a condition that…

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  • Tennis-Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

    * Djokovic needs 71 minutes to book spot in second round * Serb says 'couldn't ask' for better start to U.S. Open (Adds quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao…

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  • Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

    Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a calendar Grand Slam. "If it doesn't happen here, it will happen next year at Australian Open or Roland Garros.…

    AFP
  • Under new TV contract, US Open returns to Sunday men's final

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Open men's final could be played on a Sunday.

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