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Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Nishikori ready to make history

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori ready to make history

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the U.S. Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy. Nishikori was among the first beneficiaries of a project ...

Nishikori bests Djokovic to make U.S. Open final

Sep 7, 2014

Nishikori bests Djokovic to make U.S. Open final

Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic set up a shock U.S. Open final Saturday as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, with 24 Grand Slams between them, were dumped out in one sensational afternoon. Nishikori, the 10th seed, became the first Asian man to reach a ...

Coach Chang imparting wisdom to Nishikori

Sep 7, 2014

Coach Chang imparting wisdom to Nishikori

Michael Chang knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam title as a player. Lately, as a coach, he’s been trying to transmit some of that knowledge to Kei Nishikori while helping guide him to the U.S. Open final. Chang has been an ...

Williams reaches final

Sep 6, 2014

Williams reaches final

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday’s final, the 32-year-old American will ...

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

Sep 5, 2014

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

Clearly frustrated by his play and opponent, Roger Federer whacked his racket on the top of the net after a missed volley. Moments later, he barked at the chair umpire: “What’s wrong with you, man?” Not long after that, Federer found himself in the ...

Sep 5, 2014

Mauresmo nominated for tennis HOF

Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo, who’s now Andy Murray’s coach, joins Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Sergi Bruguera among the nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The hall announced the nominees for 2015 on Thursday. Mauresmo won the Australian Open and Wimbledon ...

Nishikori makes U.S. Open semis with historic victory

Sep 4, 2014

Nishikori makes U.S. Open semis with historic victory

Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That will happen after playing more than 8½ hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches separated by about a day and a half. Nishikori did not mind, because he knew he made history. He became ...

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Sep 3, 2014

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air ...

Marathon win sends Nishikori into quarterfinals

Sep 2, 2014

Marathon win sends Nishikori into quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, tying the latest finish in tournament ...

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Sep 1, 2014

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the ...