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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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.

    Busted Racquet
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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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    Best of the 2014 U.S. Open (29 photos)

    Highlights from the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

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  • Tennis - Nishikori happy to be safely through

    - Kei Nishikori erased the bitter memory of last year's US Open first-round exit on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Wayne Odesnik. The 10th-seeded Japanese, who missed hardcourt Masters tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a toe injury, was delighted with his 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 showing…

    AFP
  • 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)…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Radwanska romps into US Open second round

    - Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska took just 47 minutes to hand out a 6-1, 6-0 US Open first round rout to Canada's Sharon Fichman on Monday.

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

    Open champion Sharapova, who faces Alexandra Dulgheru in Arthur Ashe Stadium in the second round. Open: DIMITROV WANTS MORE: For years, Grigor Dimitrov has been pegged as the next big thing in men's tennis. He even got tagged with a nickname, ''Baby Fed,'' that attached his potential to the prowess…

    The Associated Press
  • US OPEN SCENE: Fireworks rock opening ceremony

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open.

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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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  • 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…

    AFP
  • What to watch at US Open: Serena faces US teen

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Townsend doesn't get to ease her way into her first U.S. Open.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis-Bouchard win brings smile to future face of tennis

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard proved again she is a player for the big occasion by powering into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Olga Govortsova on Tuesday, bringing a smile to the player hyped as the future face of women's tennis. A…

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

    Aug 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 30-Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4 Michael Llodra (France) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 6-4 6-3 7-5 Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Bradley Klahn (U.S.) 6-4…

    Reuters
  • 30 Seconds to Know: Can Serena Williams win the U.S. Open?

    A year ago, Serena Williams had her best-ever season with wins that included her 16th and 17th major titles and while she hasn’t come out on top recent competitions, Mary Carillo says she the player to keep an eye on during the U.S. Open.

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  • Azarenka rallies to 3-set win in US Open 1st round

    Pushed deep into a corner, Victoria Azarenka swung from defense to offense with a wicked cross-court backhand winner. Azarenka rallied from a set down to beat 90th-ranked Misaki Doi 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 on Tuesday. Open runner-up to Serena Williams the last two years, Azarenka is seeded 16th after a…

    The Associated Press
  • 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