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Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Sep 14, 2016

Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Japanese youngster Naomi Osaka had a resounding first round victory at the Japan Women’s Open on Wednesday, dispatching Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour. The 18-year-old world No. 69, who made her Grand Slam debut this year and reached the third ...

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

Sep 12, 2016

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

Kurumi Nara eased past Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the Japan Women’s Open. Nara, ranked 81st in the world, had lost twice to her 105-ranked opponent this year but leveled their career head-to-head at 2-2 with ...

Sep 12, 2016

Nishikori moves up to world No. 5

Kei Nishikori moved up two spots to fifth in the ATP world rankings Monday after reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open. At Flushing Meadows, Nishikori defeated second-ranked Andy Murray — just his second win over the Scotsman in nine meetings — to advance ...

Wawrinka captures first U.S. Open title

Sep 12, 2016

Wawrinka captures first U.S. Open title

Mere minutes before heading out to face Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final, Stan Wawrinka met in the locker room with his coach and felt as nervous as he ever had. Wawrinka was shaking. Started to cry, even. Why? “I don’t want to ...

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

Sep 9, 2016

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd ...

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

Sep 8, 2016

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

Kei Nishikori is calm and quiet on court and a paragon of sportsmanship, but he enjoyed taking revenge against Andy Murray at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Nishikori had lost seven of their previous eight matches before his impressive 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 ...