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  • Possible pitfalls in Serena's path to history

    Top-ranked Serena Williams has some tricky challenges in her quarter of the US Open draw made Thursday, but the three-time defending champion remains a runaway favorite to make more tennis history. The 34-year-old American, who completed a "Serena Slam" of four major wins in a row by capturing…

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  • US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

    The No. 5-seeded Kvitova is responsible for one of Williams' two losses in 50 matches in 2015, on red clay at Madrid in early May. The other came against 12th-seeded Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on a hard court at Toronto this month. ''If you see her on the other side of the net, you know you have…

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  • Serena Williams says she's ready to go

    In her only pre-U.S. Open press conference, the 21-time Grand Slam champion says she's ready to try to complete the calendar Grand Slam.

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  • Wozniacki, Kvitova set New Haven semi showdown

    Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki and two-time defending champ Petra Kvitova set up a mouthwatering semi-final showdown at the US Open tune-up event at New Haven. Kvitova, the second seed, rallied from 5-3 down in the opening set to beat seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4.…

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  • Grand Slam drought haunts American men as US Open looms

    Not since Andy Roddick's 2003 US Open victory has an American man captured a Grand Slam title, a drought of 47 events entering the US Open that starts Monday. A legendary US generation led by 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras and eight-time major champion Andre Agassi failed to produce a…

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  • Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles quarterfinal results

    Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 4-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 5-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech…

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  • Tennis' Djokovic has new title _ UNICEF goodwill ambassador

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic has a new title — goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF.

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  • Nadal vows passionate return to U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has sounded a philosophical note about a season well below his accustomed standard of excellence, but the 29-year-old Spaniard insists the fire is still burning. "The passion is there," Nadal told reporters on Wednesday before taking the court against…

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  • Struggling Bouchard gets help from Connors ahead of US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open.

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  • Who are you? Guide to US Open top seeds' rivals

    New York (AFP) - AFP Sport looks at the players drawn to face the top stars at the US Open which starts at Flushing Meadows on Monday:

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  • Federer, Sharapova to defend Brisbane titles

    Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and five-time major-winner Maria Sharapova will defend their Brisbane International titles in the lead-up to the Australian Open in January, organisers said Thursday. Federer won his 1,000th match in a tight three-set final against Milos Raonic in…

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  • US OPEN 2015: What to watch aside from Williams in New York

    There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams' Grand Slam bid. No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, for example, has been nearly as dominant as Williams in 2015. Five-time U.S. Open winner Roger Federer is 34, hasn't won a Grand Slam championship in…

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  • The 20-year-old who's becoming the most hated man in tennis got an incredibly hard draw at the US Open

    Nick Kyrgios became the scourge of the tennis world earlier this summer when a microphone...

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  • A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

    Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis.

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  • Lucky-loser Tsurenko keeps going in New Haven

    (Reuters) - Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine assumed the role of giant-killer on Thursday as she upset fifth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Connecticut Open in New Haven. Tsurenko, who lost in qualifying but was given an entry into the main draw…

    Reuters
  • US OPEN 2015: Capsules on top women's players

    Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

    Associated Press
  • Serena Williams shrugs off US Open jitters for karaoke

    Serena Williams is trying to ignore ''the elephant in the room'' ahead of the U.S. Open. If she wins the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 31, it will be her fifth straight major title and the first calendar Grand Slam by a woman since Steffi Graf did it in 1988. Williams instead channeled any nervous…

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