Openers

  • Azarenka beats Krunic to reach US Open quarter-finals 14 hours 3 minutes ago

    Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the US Open quarter-finals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance. Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come...
  • Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals of US Open 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the US Open quarter-finals. Williams is gunning for her third US Open title in a row but for the moment...
  • Resilient Murray sets up Djokovic showdown 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    Andy Murray fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in intense heat at Flushing Meadows on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. The 2012 champion earned his first win over a top-10 player since his Wimbledon triumph last year to set up a clash with world number one...
  • What to watch on day nine of the 2014 US Open 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    A year ago at the US Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarter-finals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarter-finals on Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. "It's insane," was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has...
  • Sania Mirza advances in US Open, end of road for Leander Paes 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    New York: A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles. Sania, though, had the ill-fate of dumping...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...
  • Bryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles Yesterday

    New York: Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open doubles on Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5). The 36-year-old Bryan brothers, the world's top-ranked doubles team, have yet to drop a set through their first three matches. They capped the...
  • Flavia Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open Yesterday

    New York: Flavia Pennetta moved into the US Open quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes 14th in Italian Open Yesterday

    Torino: Shiv Kapur produced a nice midway burst with three birdies in a span of four holes and then added another one to finish with a closing card of four-under, which gave him a share of the 14th place at the 71st Italian Open. He finished with a total of 10-under...
  • Bopanna-Srebotnik in US Open mixed doubles quarters Yesterday

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian partner Katrina Srebotnik sailed into the US Open mixed doubles quarterfinals after a comprehensive straight-set win in their second-round match here. Sixth-seeded Bopanna and Srebotnik defeated the Spanish-South African pairing of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Raven Klaasen 6-3 6-4 in a contest which...
  • US Open 2014: Roger Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay Yesterday

    Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended their...
  • What to watch on day eight of the 2014 US Open Yesterday

    With Maria Sharapova's loss at the US Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match on Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova, moves into US Open quarters Yesterday

    Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the US Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer Yesterday

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious distinction...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4th-seeded David Ferrer at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw 2 days ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, leaving...
  • Flawless SSP Chowrasia tied eighth after three rounds at Italian Open 2 days ago

    Torino: Playing flawless golf, SSP Chowrasia brought in a six-under 66 to go up from tied 44th to tied eighth at the end of the third round of the 71st Italian Open. Chowrasia, who won two co-sanctioned titles on European and Asian Tours, moved to nine-under 207 for 54 holes. Shiv Kapur...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open 2 days ago

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event 2 days ago

    New York: Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian Monica...
  • John Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open third round 2 days ago

    New York: Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open's round of 16 - something that had never happened...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round 2 days ago

    New York: Maria Sharapova reached the US Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5...
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic enter third round of US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday in the US Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing and...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...