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Cetkovska stuns 2014 finalist Wozniacki in second round

Four times, 2014 U.S. Open runnerup Caroline Wozniacki was one point from winning. Four times, her opponent in the second round, 149th-ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic, came up with a winner to extend the match. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki failed to convert any of those four match points and ...

Nishioka beats Mathieu to lead new generation at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2015

Nishioka beats Mathieu to lead new generation at U.S. Open

Two Asian teenagers have advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open, set to make warnings of a rising young generation of stars come true on tennis’ biggest stage. Japanese qualifier Yoshihiro Nishioka outlasted France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2 ...

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Sep 1, 2015

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s ...

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Sep 1, 2015

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori fell in five sets to Benoit Paire of France in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday. “It’s disappointing, but it’s more my opponent playing well than my playing badly,” said the fourth-seeded Nishikori, a finalist in last year’s event, ...

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 31, 2015

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, citing a lingering injury to her right leg. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title ...

Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2015

Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Returning to the site of his best Grand Slam effort to date, world No. 4 Kei Nishikori said Friday he was going into the U.S. Open having achieved the best results of his life. A year ago, Nishikori nearly withdrew from the U.S. Open ...

Aug 28, 2015

Struggling Bouchard turns to Connors ahead of U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open. A statement issued by Bouchard’s management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have “no long-term plans at this time” for a coaching arrangement. The statement said Bouchard, the ...

Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open ...

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Aug 26, 2015

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle. A few difficult months won’t change his loyalty to Toni Nadal. “I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,” the ...

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Aug 23, 2015

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Novak Djokovic had to rally against a lowly qualifier to get another shot at a title he’s never won. Next in his way: Roger Federer, who has more Cincinnati trophies than anyone else. Djokovic got a little help in the tiebreaker and pulled away ...

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Aug 22, 2015

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Novak Djokovic played his best match. Serena Williams? Well, she needed to pull a Serena to move on. Taking different approaches, the top seeds at Cincinnati reached the semifinals Friday, moving a step closer to a title that’s been tough for either of them ...

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Aug 21, 2015

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Novak Djokovic smacked his racket on the court after losing serve, seemingly headed for another unexplainable loss at a tournament that has eluded him. In the end, he stopped fuming and started playing like the best. The top-ranked Serb rallied from a 3-0 deficit ...