Tennis

  • US OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living.

    Associated Press
  • Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

    A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by a set and facing a break point early in the second at Flushing Meadows, bothered by the whipping wind, her own off-target strokes and an opponent who wasn't backing down. As dusk fell and…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • Michael Jordan cheers on Roger Federer at U.S. Open

    Roger Federer launched his Instagram account with a photo of M.J., then won his first-round match with his idol watching.

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  • Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

    In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to ''Shut up.'' An hour later, his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) victory over 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the second…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
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    US OPEN SCENE: You Can't Win If You Can't Finish

    As Croatia's Ivan Dodig knows all too well after his 2014 Grand Slam season, you can't win if you can't finish. At the Australian Open in January, he stopped playing in the fourth set of his second-round match, citing cramps. At the French Open in May — shortly after he said he injured his ribs at…

    Wochit
  • Steve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping

    Steve Johnson's hand was cramping so badly he couldn't even hold his racket. ''Then it all kind of started to go.'' As medical staff attended to him, opponent Tatsuma Ito was, by rule, awarded point and game penalties because of the delay to go up 2-1 in the set.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    Reuters
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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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  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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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  • US Open Glance

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

    The Associated Press
  • Sharapova, Wawrinka reach US Open third round

    French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka survived some shaky moments Wednesday to book their third-round berths at the US Open. Sharapova, who lifted her fifth Grand Slam title at Roland Garros this year, fought back from a set down in a gritty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win…

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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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    US Open: Inside the Glamorous Side of High-Stakes Tennis

    Behind the scenes, the Grand Slam tournament is a luxurious affair with food, fashion and fierce competition.

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