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Cilic Routs Nishikori To Win U.S. Open

New York (AFP) — Marin Cilic clinched his first Grand Slam title, shattering Kei Nishikori’s bid to become the first Asian man to win a major with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the U.S. Open final. Cilic, the 14th-seeded 25-year-old, becomes the first Croatian man to win a major since Goran Ivanisevic, now his […]

September 9, 2014

Williams Downs Wozniacki For Sixth U.S. Open Title

New York (AFP) — World number one Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at last, overpowering Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture her sixth U.S. Open crown. The world number one, shut out in the first three majors of the year, ended a year of waiting as she joined Chris Evert […]

September 8, 2014

Federer Set For U.S. Open Test Against Eccentric Monfils

New York (AFP) — In-form Roger Federer faces a searching test of his title credentials against unpredictable Frenchman Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Thursday as he chases a sixth title at Flushing Meadows. The Swiss 17-time major winner leads Monfils 7-2 in career meetings, including victory in their most recent clash in […]

September 4, 2014

Djokovic, Murray Book U.S. Open Quarter-Final Showdown

By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray booked a tantalizing U.S. Open quarter-final duel with straight-sets fourth-round victories. World number one and top seed Djokovic didn’t let Philipp Kohlschreiber stand in the way of another Grand Slam last-eight appearance on Monday, defeating the 22nd seed from Germany 6-1, […]

September 2, 2014

No Let-Down As Peng Reaches U.S. Open Last 16

New York (AFP) — China’s Peng Shuai and former world number one Jelena Jankovic led the way into the women’s round of 16 on Friday at the U.S. Open. Peng, showing no sign of a let-down after her second-round upset of fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, dispatched 28th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 in just an hour […]

August 29, 2014

Djokovic, Serena, Murray Sail Through At U.S. Open

By Dave James New York (AFP) — Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th U.S. Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round on Thursday. They were joined in the last 32 by 2012 winner Andy Murray […]

August 29, 2014

Ivanovic Stunned At U.S. Open, Azarenka Battles Back

New York (AFP) — Former world number one Ana Ivanovic became the second top 10 seed to suffer a shock early U.S. Open exit when she was knocked out by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Thursday. Ivanovic, the eighth seed, lost 7-5, 6-4 to the 42nd-ranked Pliskova who has reached the third round […]

August 28, 2014

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

Nadal To Miss U.S. Open Due To Wrist Injury

Madrid (AFP) — Reigning champion Rafael Nadal will miss the U.S. Open later this month due to a right wrist injury. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a tournament in which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations,” he wrote on his […]

August 18, 2014

Injured Nadal In U.S. Open Battle After Toronto, Cincinnati Pullout

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) — Rafael Nadal was forced to pull out of the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters with a wrist injury on Wednesday, just over three weeks out from the U.S. Open where he is defending champion. The 28-year-old Spaniard said he had hurt his right wrist in training and needed up to three weeks […]

July 30, 2014

Tiger Woods Delights Open Crowds With Birdie Blitz

Hoylake (United Kingdom) (AFP) — Tiger Woods rolled back the years with some of the scintillating golf that made him a 14-time major winner as he carded a three-under par 69 in Thursday’s opening round at the British Open. A marvellous run of five birdies in six holes down the stretch leaves him three shots […]

July 17, 2014

Woods Back At Scene Of Emotional 2006 Open Triumph

Hoylake (United Kingdom) (AFP) — Tiger Woods makes an emotional return to Royal Liverpool this week as he relives the scene of his last Open triumph in 2006 when he won just weeks after his father’s death. The 38-year-old Californian admits much has changed in his life since he fell into the arms of his […]

July 15, 2014