Tennis

  • CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since '96

    While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Like many a teen, CiCi has strict rules for Dad in public - even if his 1,208th-ranked daughter is pulling out a back-and-forth 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory Tuesday over…

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  • Stosur, Sharapova unite in clampdown on time wasters

    Samantha Stosur joined fellow former US Open champion Maria Sharapova in calling for a clamp down on tennis time-wasters on Tuesday. Australian 30-year-old Stosur demanded that the '20-seconds between points' rule be strictly observed regardless of the status of players within the sport who may be…

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  • Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

    Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. ''Everyone goes through times like this,'' said Stephens, who was seeded 21st. ''I'm not the first person…

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  • US OPEN SCENE: Serena sizzles in leopard dress

    Serena Williams doesn't just play fierce. As she struggled with her game in the years after her 2008 French Open title, the Serbian star cracked open more than a few psychology books, searching out the mental keys to regaining her edge.

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  • What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

    NEW YORK (AP) — If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost.

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    Bee swarms Venus Williams during U.S. Open match (14 photos)

    The most exciting moments of the match between Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm came midway through the second set after a bumblebee started buzzing around Date-Krumm’s face as she tried to serve. With two ball girls and a ball boy enlisted to help, play stopped for a full minute as the group…

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  • Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Williams, seeking her third successive U.S. Open title and 18th grand…

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  • Federer's slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, with NBA great Michael Jordan leading the cheering. Open champion, Federer never…

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  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations.

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  • Mad Dash: John Daly is recording country music, and it's not terrible

    Today's Mad Dash: John Daly records country music, Michael Jordan and Roger Federer hang out, and a minor league manager loses his mind – and shoes.

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  • Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Eight American men took the courts at the sprawling U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens with just three left standing, including 13th seed John Isner who was a 7-6 (5) 6-2 7-6 (2)…

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    Catherine Bellis becomes youngest winner at U.S. Open since Anna Kournikova

    The 15-year-old American from Atherton, Calif. stunned No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova in her first-round match.

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  • Bellis, 15, loses out on $60,000 for US Open stunner

    Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis caused the biggest upset of the US Open on Tuesday when she knocked out Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova, the 12th seed -- but it cost her $60,000. Bellis, the world 1,208, defeated the Slovakian 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to become the youngest player to win a match at…

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  • Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her U.S. Open campaign with a bang, blasting by Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round. The 20-year-old, pigtailed Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semi-finals…

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  • Sock retires because of calf injury at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) -- American Jack Sock retired from his first-round U.S. Open match because of a right calf injury.

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  • Federer, Serena in cruise control as teen duo rock US Open

    Five-time champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams reached the US Open second round on Tuesday, but found themselves sharing the headlines with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric. Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 as the 17-time major winner, playing in his 60th successive Grand…

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  • U.S. Open Day 2 preview: Serena Williams begins play against fellow American Taylor Townsend

    Two all-American matches lead the schedule as 20 Americans are in action in men’s and women’s singles on day 2

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