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  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the US Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145. Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration and...
  • SSP Chowrasia, Shiv Kapur make cut; Bhullar, Jeev miss out in Italy 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Torino: SSP Chowrasia gave away a late double bogey but was still the better of the two Indians who made the midway cut at the 71st Italian Open presented by Damiani. Chowrasia shot 72 and was still at three-under for 36 holes in tied 44th place, while Shiv Kapur (69) was...
  • What to watch on day six of the 2014 US Open 16 hours 15 minutes ago

    John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany...
  • Paes-Stepanek in men's doubles 3rd round of US Open 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    New York: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarter-finals with a straight-set victory in the second round. The sixth seeded pairing defeated Chinese Taipei's Yen Hsun-Lu and Czech Republic's Jiri Vesley 7-6 (3) 6-3 in a contest which lasted an...
  • Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber ousted at US Open 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    Shock waves hit the US Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women's seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams. Lucic-Baroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy's Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and...
  • Roger Federer beats Sam Groth to reach the third round at US Open 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    New York: Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the US Open. The second-seeded Federer beat 104th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Friday, improving to 24-1 for his career in night matches held in...
  • Peng Shuai beats Roberta Vinci to reach last 16 of US Open Yesterday

    New York: Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the US Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second...
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open Yesterday

    Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010 - and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. To do so, the 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams Yesterday

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Refreshed Andy Murray beats Matthias Bachinger in straight sets Yesterday

    Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open. Murray, the 2012 US champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds Yesterday

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round Yesterday

    India's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded third, along with the sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian teammate Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles at the US Open. Paes and Cara had to battle hard to beat Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Anna-Lena...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. It wasn't exactly an easy opener for the top seeds as they needed an hour and eight minutes to move past...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers Yesterday

    New York: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out...
  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 2 days ago

    New York: American teen Catherine Bellis returns to action at the US Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first...
  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight 2 days ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the US Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam. Always a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska out, Maria Sharapova survives US Open threat 2 days ago

    The US Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam winner...
  • Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round 2 days ago

    New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • Fourth seed Radwanska upset by Peng at US Open 3 days ago

    Peng Shuai of China upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-4 in a shocking start to the women's second round of the US Open on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Peng, the doubles world number one, used her piercing, two-fisted groundstrokes to put Radwanska on the defensive and claimed the biggest scalp...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...