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Serena Williams rolls past Vania King in second round of U.S. Open

  Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going at the sport's biggest tournaments, as she has repeatedly in 2014. Quickly putting behind a poor-serving start...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: Serena's opponent sure can sing

NEW YORK (AP) She might have been out-hit by Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, but Vania King hit all the right notes at her news conference afterward. King, a 25-year-old based in Florida, studied music as a kid. In 2006, she performed ''America the Beautiful'' in Arthur Ashe Stadium before a tournament night session. So following King's 6-1, 6-0 loss the top-ranked Williams in...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na, Peng Shuai advance to all-Chinese final at Shenzhen Open

Defending champion Li Na and Peng Shuai advanced Friday to set up an all-Chinese final at the Shenzhen Open. Top-seeded Li defeated Germany's Annika Beck 6-1, 6-3, while fifth-seeded Peng advanced in a walkover when American Vania King withdrew with a right thigh injury. ''It'll be a tough match tomorrow,'' Li said. ''We're quite familiar with each other and have improved a lot...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Top-seeded Li Na romped to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Ukraine's Nadiya Kichenok on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open. American Vania King also advanced, upsetting second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3, while Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria defeated third-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova 7-6 (2), 6-4 in another second round upset. In other matches...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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