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Stan rips fan during match

Aug 28, 2014

Stan rips fan during match

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 (7-1) victory over 91st-ranked ...

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Aug 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Kei Nishikori defeated American Wayne Odesnik in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event. Nishikori, who missed two ATP tournaments after having a cyst removed from his right big toe on Aug. ...

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Aug 26, 2014

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Spinning in 115-kph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was ...

Aug 23, 2014

Nishikori expresses concern about fitness level

Kei Nishikori has spoken of his fitness concerns as he prepares to return to action for the first time in nearly a month at the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. The 24-year-old needed three weeks of recovery after having a cyst removed from ...

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Aug 23, 2014

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy ...

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Aug 22, 2014

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug ...

Aug 21, 2014

Nara earns first Grand Slam seed

Kurumi Nara earned her first seeding at a Grand Slam event on Wednesday, when she was seeded 31st in the women’s draw at the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 25. Nara, who won her first career title this season on the WTA tour, is ...

Injured Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 19, 2014

Injured Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal announced his withdrawal, ...

Injured Nadal out of U.S. Open

Aug 18, 2014

Injured Nadal out of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year’s last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in ...

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Aug 17, 2014

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the tournament. The top-ranked Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and the second-seeded Roger Federer turned back fifth-seeded ...