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Latest on US Open: Cilic's set winning streak over at 16

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Marin Cilic has finally dropped a set at the U.S. Open after winning 16 in a row. The defending champion lost the first set against 56th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin in the third round Friday. He hadn't dropped one since the fourth set of the fourth round last year against Gilles Simon. Cilic won his final three...
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U.S. Open Starts Hot With Upsets And History-Making Retirements, Americans Abound

The last Grand Slam of the season opened Monday in New York City where summer has refused to relinquish its hold.  The temperature has ranged from the high 70’s into the 90’s over the last few days with humidity holding around 50%.  With many of the outer courts at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center remaining in direct sunlight throughout the day, the conditions have been...
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Novak Djokovic dances "Gangnam Style' with fan on court after win (VIDEO)

Something was in the air at Arthur Ashe Stadium Wednesday night, and happily for Novak Djokovic, it wasn't the smell of marijuana.  Moments after Djokovic's U.S. Open straight sets win over Andreas Haider-Maurer, the world's No. 1 men's tennis player broke into an impromptu dance with one of his better known fans in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium. And his 'Gangnam Style...
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Will Andy Murray ever reach elite status?

Andy Murray Despite being ranked among the best players in the world, Andy Murray seems unable to cement his place as a consistent, notable grand slam champion. Few doubt his talent and drive, as reaching at least the semifinals at the 2015 Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open is a near impossible feat for the majority of professional players. With a very impressive ten Masters...
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CoCo Vandeweghe smashes racket, entertains crowd with meltdown (Video)

CoCo Vandeweghe let out some frustration by smashing her racket during the first set of Wednesday's second round match at the US Open against fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Vandeweghe slammed the racket into her chair, then sat down and smashed it on the ground three times. After hearing cheers, she urged the crowd to get louder before standing up and letting loose with...
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Venus Williams: Tennis Player Receives Business Degree From Indiana University East

Williams, the No. 11 women's tennis player currently competing in the U.S. Open, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration on Aug. 14 from the school according to FB.Tennis racket clap.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Nick Kyrgios takes nap during match with Andy Murray

Say what you want about Nick Kyrgios, but the man is entertaining. The 20-year-old Aussie lost in four sets to No. 3 seed Andy Murray in the first round of the U.S. Open Tuesday night, but he certainly had people talking. The immensely talented Kyrgios is a controversial figure in tennis thanks to his on and off-court antics and Tuesday night was no exception. He yelled, talked...
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WATCH: Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at US Open

    Victoria Azarenka blasted the chair umpire during her relatively easy first-round victory over Lucie Hradecka at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Azarenka, who won in straight sets, was so upset over a line call at one point that she decided to walk over to the chair umpire and insult her knowledge of the sport. “Have you ever played tennis?” the former world No. 1 asked...
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Caroline Wozniacki smoking on cover of ‘Rhapsody’ magazine

    Caroline Wozniacki was heating things up off the court before beginning play at the US Open. The Danish tennis player, who is seeded fourth at the major, appeared on the cover of “Rhapsody” magazine and was sizzling. #Rhapsody — Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) August 31, 2015   Thank you #Rhapsody for making me this months...
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The last 20 US Open winners

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Williams' Grand Slam pursuit sets stage for historic U.S. Open

The final chapter of Serena Williams’ historic grand slam pursuit will commence Monday in New York when she takes on Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round of the 2015 US Open. Williams is aiming to become the first woman to complete the calendar grand slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. In fact, only three women have ever accomplished the feat, and many of the sport’s...
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Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with leg injury

The U.S. Tennis Association says Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury. It's the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn from the year's last Grand Slam event. Sharapova has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals in July. She withdrew from hard-court tournaments...
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U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

The U.S. Open has arrived. The story of the tournament will be Serena Williams’ attempt to complete the calendar Grand Slam, which has not been done since 1988. She’s the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. She’s won the Open for three years running, so New York has been a happy hunting ground for her. She’ll undoubtedly feel some pressure attempting this historic...
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Best US Open moments of all-time

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U.S. Open: Andy Murray has a lot to prove in New York

If Novak Djokovic fails to win the 2015 U.S. Open, he still has two majors in the bag this year; more Masters 1000 titles than anyone else; and the year-end No. 1 ranking. He successfully defended a major title outside Australia for the first time in his career. He is, by any measure, the best player in the present tense on the ATP Tour, and will carry that label into the 2016 Australian...
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U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

The U.S. Open men’s draw is out. Here’s your bracket sheet. * See the cover image above? That’s the new look this year for Arthur Ashe Stadium. The roof which will cover the court in future years is not in place, but the outer portion of the structure has been erected. This points to the newness of this year’s event, something we’ll explore in the coming days here at Attacking...
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Kyrgios suspended for remarks to Wawrinka

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Nick Kyrgios was suspended for 28 days from any ATP-sanctioned event and fined an additional $25,000 on Monday for his comments to Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The penalties, however, are withheld provided he meets certain conditions over the next six months, ending Feb. 24, 2016. Kyrgios remains eligible for the U.S. Open, which starts...
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Serena Williams and Drake appear to be dating

    Serena Williams continued her incredible season by winning the Cincinnati Masters over the weekend, and rapper Drake was there to cheer her on. After the tournament, the two left little doubt that Drake was supporting Serena as more than just a friend. Some photos that were posted at TMZ show Drake and Williams making out at an upscale Italian restaurant called Sotto in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Federer and Serena Win Cincinnati, But There’s More To The Stories

Before telling you about tennis over the past few weeks in North America, take just two minutes to appreciate the site of Roger Federer’s and Serena Williams’s victories on Sunday afternoon. * Cincinnati, for the international readers in the crowd, is an American sports city starving for a professional sports success story. The Reds are the oldest franchise in the history of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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