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  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her first-round victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and -...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an all-time great in one sport cheering on an all-time great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi suffer first-round defeat in US Open 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam Qureshi suffered a first round defeat in the men's doubles of the US Open tennis here at the Flushing Meadows. Bopanna and Qureshi, who were seeded 13th, went down 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7) to the unseeded Italian pair of Daniele...
  • Teenager Bellis shocks 12th seed Cibulkova at US Open 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    New York: American teenager Catherine Bellis provided the biggest jolt in the US Open's first round on Tuesday by upsetting 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Playing on the secondary Court Six, the 15-year-old Bellis became the youngest female player to win a match at the US Open since Anna...
  • Serena Williams beats American teen at US Open 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    New York: Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive US Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams made only eight unforced errors and needed less than an hour to get past Townsend, an 18-year-old...
  • Federer beats Matosevic to enter second round of US Open 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    New York: Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday. A five-time US Open champion, Federer never appeared threatened by Matosevic but the 76th ranked...
  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-0, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    New York: Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations. Still, Nishikori needed more than two hours to dispatch the 176th-ranked...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open Yesterday

    Chennai: Switzerland's World No 4 tennis player Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday confirmed his participation for the 20th edition of the Chennai Open to be held at the SDAT Stadium here Jan 5-11, next year. The 2008 Beijing Olympics doubles gold medallist, with Roger Federer, is the defending singles champion of the...
  • Top-seeded Novak Djokovic coasts in US Open opener Yesterday

    New York: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past a US Open novice in the first round Monday, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a match that finished a few minutes before midnight. Djokovic was never in trouble against a 22-year-old opponent from Argentina playing in his first main draw at Flushing...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open Yesterday

    New York: Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favourites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the US Open on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets,...
  • Sharapova surges past compatriot Kirilenko at US Open Yesterday

    New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 and into the second round of the US Open on Monday. Trailing 2-4 in the first set, the five-times grand slam winner tightened control of her booming groundstrokes to break...
  • Halep rallies from behind to beat Collins in US Open 1st round Yesterday

    New York: Second-seeded Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut in the first round of the US Open. The Romanian won 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2 on Monday over 20-year-old Danielle Rose Collins. As a sophomore at Virginia, Collins earned a wild...
  • Italian teams stand in way of Paes, Bopanna at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the men's doubles at the US Open. Sixth seeded Paes and Stepanek will take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in their opening...
  • Chance for players other than Big Four at US Open 2 days ago

    Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semi-finals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year's US Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent history suggests that if an outsider seizes on the trace of vulnerability in the "Big 4"...
  • Sania-Cara to open US Open campaign against Karolina-Kristyna 2 days ago

    New York: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black were on Sunday seeded third in the womne's doubles event of the US Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Karolina Pliskova and Kristyna Pliskova. In the men's doubles event India will be represented by veteran...
  • Petra Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title 3 days ago

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova appears ready to make a run at her second Grand Slam title this summer. The No. 4 ranked Czech star dominated Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Connecticut Open, her second title in New Haven in the past three...
  • Lukas Rosol wins Winston-Salem Open 3 days ago

    Winston-Salem: Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the Winston-Salem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the championship...
  • Roger Federer's confidence soaring before US Open 3 days ago

    New York: The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the US Open's early rounds to the daytime starts at the end. But the assumption behind the query was cause for delight. "It's perfect that we're talking semis and...
  • US Open 2014: Serena Williams chasing major title No. 18 3 days ago

    New York: Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the US Open, her next goal is matching two...
  • US Open 2014: What to watch at year's last Grand Slam 4 days ago

    Heading into the US Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest...
  • Serena to face Townsend in US Open 1st round, tough draw for Djokovic 4 days ago

    New York: Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the US Open. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. And at age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament. Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round...
  • Rosol to play Janowicz in Winston-Salem final 4 days ago

    Winstom-Salem: Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday. The seventh-seeded Rosol edged Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final tune-up for next week's US Open. "I've been...
  • Kvitova, Rybarikova to meet in Connecticut Open final 4 days ago

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the...
  • Yuki, Sanam also lose; no Indian in US Open singles event 5 days ago

    New York: There will be no Indian competing in the singles event of the US Open this year as all three players have been eliminated from the qualifying competition following second round defeats of Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh. Yuki Bhambri, who has missed on-court action for five months this season...
  • Petra Kvitova moves into semi-finals at Connecticut Open 5 days ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semi-finals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug that has sent every other seeded...
  • Roger Federer could win numbers game at US Open 5 days ago

    Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers. Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by...
  • Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at US Open 5 days ago

    Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver's champion and at different times has laid claim to the world's fastest man. The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League...
  • Novak Djokovic faces difficult draw at US Open 5 days ago

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the US Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam. Djokovic, who has advanced to the finals each of the last four years hoisting the title in...
  • Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe 6 days ago

    Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati title last week on...