Mason, Ohio: Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open by handling the afternoon heat, humidity and wind. The conditions were too much for Andy Murray.
Murray's off-day turned into the biggest upset of the tournament, a straight-sets loss on Thursday that left him with hardly any hard-court time heading into the US Open.
Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to France's Jeremy Chardy, an opponent he'd beaten easily the four previous times they'd played. Murray had trouble controlling his shots on a breezy, 85-degree afternoon. "I was a little bit uncomfortable with those balls bouncing extremely high," said Murray, who left the court as soon as the match ended and headed directly to the interview room. "It was fairly hard to control."
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish and Juan Martin del Potro also reached the quarter-finals on Thursday....more
08:42 AM, Aug 17, 2012
Mason, Ohio: Venus Williams fought back from a set down to beat South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 as the top seeds advanced with little trouble at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. Williams will now meet Italian Sara Errani for a quarter-final berth following the seventh seed's 6-4, 6-4 win over Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova. For the second successive day, Williams needed three sets but she was glad with the...
09:13 AM, Aug 16, 2012
Mason, Ohio: Top three seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Open with relatively comfortable straight-set victories on Wednesday. World number two Djokovic beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6, 6-2 while Olympic gold medallist Murray strolled past American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4. Federer crushed Russian-American journeyman Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-3, 6-2. Serb Djokovic, who won the ATP Masters tournament at Toronto last...
09:06 AM, Aug 16, 2012