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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…

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  • 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: Nadal deals with dehydration, bad stomach

    On a muggy night, Rafael Nadal said he felt dehydrated, and that's why his level of play dropped for about a set. Nadal said he ''had a little bit of (a) stomach problem'' and wasn't ''physically perfect,'' which is why he lost the third set, before feeling stronger in the fourth. Rafael Nadal…

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  • Nadal flashes old form in win over Coric

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. The first two sets brought a vintage performance on a sultry night…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • U.S. Open: Rafa, Djokovic breeze through first round

    No. 8 Rafael Nadal and No. 1 Novak Djokovic each finished in straight sets.

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  • 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…

  • 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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    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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  • 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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    Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

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

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  • Serena credits Graf influence for mental focus

    Three-time defending champion Serena Williams, chasing tennis milestones set by Steffi Graf, credited the retired German star with inspiring her mental discipline after reaching the second round of the US Open. World number one Williams needed only 30 minutes to advance 6-0, 2-0 over 86th-ranked…

  • 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…

  • Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

    Sept 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 8-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Joao Souza (Brazil) 6-1 6-1 6-1 Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2 6-4…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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, ...