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Top Seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic Win: Eugenie Bouchard Beaten by the Heat

Eugenie Bouchard (September 1, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – The US Open top seeds had straight set victories on Labor Day Monday. Novak Djokovic, was a 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 winner over No. 22 seeds Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, and Serena Williams defeated No. 50 Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-3. For the Serb Djokovic it’s his 8th straight US Open quarterfinal he’s reached and his...
Via Tennis Panorama
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vika Sings Happy Birthday To Monfils

Victoria Azarenka singing Happy birthday Gael. :) @Gael_Monfils @vika7 https://t.co/u1M73qC1D6— Kishore Sharma (@KishoreRF) September 2, 2014 Victoria Azarenka got a little bit excited after her third set win over Aleksandra Krunic. Clearly ridiculously happy, Vika encouraged the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Gael Monfils, who she called her best friend. I've got to be honest...
Via Onthegotennis
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday night. Krunic was trying to become the first qualifier since 1981 to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows...
Via AP on Fox
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What to watch at US Open: Bencic, 17, eyes semis

NEW YORK (AP) A year ago at the U.S. Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarterfinals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarterfinals Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. ''It's insane,'' was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has already beaten three seeded players...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Martina Hingis Smells Pot At US Open

Martina Hingis let everyone know what was going on in the grandstand behind her at the US Open. A five-time grand slam winner, watch as Hingis lets the chair umpire that “somebody’s smocking some heavy sh*t.” [Bryan Graham] The post Video: Martina Hingis Smells Pot At US Open appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Wawrinka hangs on to beat Robredo at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Monday against Tommy Robredo, who has given him trouble in the past. The 16th-seeded Spaniard had a chance to serve out the first set and had two set points in...
Via AP on Fox
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Andy Murray Hits Incredible Pass

Andy Murray, folks... https://t.co/nxSwpX921o— Live Tennis (@livetennis) September 1, 2014 Looks like someone has his swagger back. Andy Murray hit the kind of shot he's famous for against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday... that sort of shot that has you wondering HOW did he get to that?! Murray plays Novak Djokovic next and appears to be finding his form just in time. Can&...
Via Onthegotennis
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon. Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray...
Via AP on Fox
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Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs

NEW YORK (AP) Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row - and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall. Djokovic, the 2011 champion at Flushing Meadows, made only 19 unforced errors, saved both break points he faced, and breezed past 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1...
Via AP on Fox
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France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month. Tenth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Richard Gasquet and No. 24 Gael Monfils have also been selected for the best-of-five series, which is to be held at Roland Garros - home of...
Via AP on Fox
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U.S. Open: Flavia Pennetta tops Casey Dellaqua to move into quarters

NEW YORK -- Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last year, won with the help of 35 unforced errors from the 29th-seeded...
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Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last year, won with the help of 35 unforced errors from the 29th...
Via AP on Fox
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Out Of The Darkness

When an athlete drinks in one of the great moments of her career, it’s natural to want the perfect setting for such an occasion. However, at the very moment Caroline Wozniacki defeated Maria Sharapova on Sunday at the U.S. Open, dark storm clouds loomed not too far away. Those very clouds soon poured down rain, creating a weather delay of just over two hours and leading tournament...
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Out Of The Darkness

When an athlete drinks in one of the great moments of her career, it’s natural to want the perfect setting for such an occasion. However, at the very moment Caroline Wozniacki defeated Maria Sharapova on Sunday at the U.S. Open, dark storm clouds loomed not too far away. Those very clouds soon poured down rain, creating a weather delay of just over two hours and leading tournament...
Via Attacking The Net
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Venus and Serena Williams advance to doubles quarters at U.S. Open

  Venus and Serena Williams easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Sunday, beating the 12th-seeded Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-0. The sisters are bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009. They are playing their first tournament together since the second round of Wimbledon...
Via AP on Fox
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Roger Federer commits to play Brisbane International in January

  Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams targets her first major quarterfinal appearance of 2014

  With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. ''I've been a casualty this...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Federer to play Brisbane International in January

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane...
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Belinda Bencic, 17, becomes youngest in U.S. Open quarters since '97

  With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night. Bencic saved three set points in the first, as Jankovic twice...
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Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK (AP) With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night. Bencic saved three set points in the first, as Jankovic...
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Roger Federer advances in 4 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets. The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning. After they returned to the court two hours later, Granollers won the set, but Federer dominated the rest of the...
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Peng beats Safarova to make US Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK (AP) China's Peng Shuai finally reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in her sixth try. The 39th-ranked Peng beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating No. 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday. Peng had been 0-5 in fourth-round matches at major tournaments. She becomes the third Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Li...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What to watch at US Open: Serena seeking quarters

NEW YORK (AP) With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. ''I've been...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ferrer out in first big upset among men at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Gilles Simon felt cheated by the weatherman. Instead of the cool day he was expecting, he faced the prospect of playing a top player who had dominated him in the past on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the U.S. Open so far. In the end, the skinny Frenchman overcame both, beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to pull off the biggest upset to hit...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: Rain comes too late for Sharapova

NEW YORK (AP) The rain came too late for Maria Sharapova. Bounced from the U.S. Open just before a downpour Sunday, Sharapova faced reporters for a news conference that kept getting interrupted by screeching weather warnings going off on reporters' cellphones. ''Is that the flood warning?'' Sharapova asked. ''Darn it. If I was only there a little longer...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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