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Sharapova, Wawrinka Reach U.S. Open Third Round

New York (AFP) — French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka survived some shaky moments Wednesday to book their third-round berths at the U.S. Open. Sharapova, who lifted her fifth Grand Slam title at Roland Garros this year, fought back from a set down in a gritty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win […]

August 28, 2014

Djokovic At The Double As Former U.S. Open Champs Advance

By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman as four former U.S. Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty. World number one and top seed Djokovic defeated 79th-ranked Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, wrapping up the marquee match on Arthur Ashe […]

August 26, 2014

Djokovic, Sharapova Set To Shine In New York

By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — World number one Novak Djokovic, seeking to consolidate his Wimbledon win, is one of four former champions in action Monday on the first day of the U.S. Open. The Serbian star ended a maddening spate of near-misses in majors with a five-set triumph over Roger Federer in the […]

August 25, 2014

Serena Powers Into Miami Final

Miami (AFP) – World number one Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami hardcourt tournament. Williams extended her dominance over the fourth-seeded Russian and now leads their career head-to-head 16-2. The American has won 15 straight matches against Sharapova, whose two victories in their rivalry came […]

March 27, 2014