US OPEN 2012

  • Murray wins first Grand Slam with US Open title September 11, 2012

    New York: His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling fiveset, nearly fivehour US Open final on Monday. It had been 76 years since a British man won a Grand Slam singles championship and,...
  • Djokovic threatens Murray's grand slam dream September 10, 2012

    New York: Andy Murray is on the verge of crowning Britain's golden summer by ending one of the longest droughts in sport. Only the formidable figure of Novak Djokovic stands in his way of winning Monday's US Open men's final. It has been 76 years since a British man last won...
  • Serena Williams wins women's singles US Open September 10, 2012

    New York: Finally tested, even trailing, at the US Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time. Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her strokes, coming back to win the last four games and beat No 1ranked Victoria Azarenka 62, 26, 75 on Sunday night for...
  • Djokovic beats Ferrer to reach US Open final September 9, 2012

    New York: The weather was much better at the US Open on Sunday. So was Novak Djokovic. Under a cloudless blue sky, in only a hint of wind, defending champion Djokovic got his game into high gear and reached his third consecutive final at Flushing Meadows by beating fourthseeded David Ferrer...
  • Connery, Ferguson crash Murray's news conference September 9, 2012

    New York: Scotland's own Sean Connery and Alex Ferguson crashed Andy Murray's postmatch news conference after he won his US Open semifinal on Saturday. "Excuse me for interrupting," Connery, the Oscarwinning actor, said right after the Scottish tennis star answered a question about getting a day of rest before the final. He...
  • Murray beats Berdych to enter US Open final September 9, 2012

    New York: Dealing with 20 mph (32 kph) wind that blew a changeover chair onto the US Open court on one point and yanked his hat off during another, Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final. Adapting to the conditions far better than his opponent did,...
  • Bryan brothers beat PaesStepanek to win US Open September 7, 2012

    New York: Leander Paes and his Czech Republic partner Radek Stepanek lost to Bryan brothers Bob and Mike in the onesided men's doubles final at the US Open here on Friday. The IndianCzech pair could hardly match the prowess of their American counterparts, who won their 12th Grand Slam...
  • SoaresMakarova win US Open mixed doubles title September 7, 2012

    New York: Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Brazil's Bruno Soares completed an unlikely run to the US Open mixed doubles title by beating fourthseeded Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland on Thursday. Makarova and Soares committed to the tournament at the last minute and the unseeded duo...
  • Djokovic dumps del Potro to reach US Open semis September 7, 2012

    New York: Locked in a taut, thrillaminute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and promptly produced a 20stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past US Open champions. More than a dozen shots in, defending champion Djokovic tossed up a lob. Del...
  • PaesStepanek reach doubles final of US Open September 7, 2012

    New York: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek on Thursday entered the men's doubles final of the US Open. The fifth seeded duo prevailed upon the sixth seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez when the latter retired with the scoreline reading 66. They will face the winners of...
  • Radwanska shown the door by Italian Vinci September 4, 2012

    New York: Roberta Vinci toppled second seed Agnieszka Radwanska to cap a rousing upset double for Italy at the US Open on Monday that also put her doubles partner Sara Errani into the women's singles quarterfinals. Errani, the 10th seed, beat sixthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 76, 63, and 20th seed...
  • Serena, Federer stroll into US Open quarters September 4, 2012

    New York: A ruthless Serena Williams charged into the US Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 60, 60 win over Czech Andrea Hlavackova after Roger Federer was gifted a spot in the last eight when Mardy Fish withdrew from the year's final grand slam. Showing no mercy against her 82nd ranked...
  • Federer, Serena march on in US Open heat September 2, 2012

    New York: Serena Williams does not enjoy viewing videos of her losses. Not one bit. She used to engage in that sort of film work, Williams said, but "it was so painful; it was like stabbing myself." So even though Williams knew her thirdround opponent at the US Open would be...
  • US players on a roll as Roddick decides to quit August 31, 2012

    New York: By turns a bit wistful and at his wisecracking best, Andy Roddick let the tennis world in on a little secret he kept for a couple of days: this US Open will be the last tournament of his career. Roddick made the surprising announcement at a hastily arranged news...
  • Red hot Federer wins in a breeze at US Open August 31, 2012

    New York: His opponent was pretty sure he had put the lob out of Roger Federer's reach. Not quite. Federer extended his body, reached up to his backhand side and angled it off for a winner. That was one of 32 shots Federer won from the net Thursday night in what,...
  • Sania advances, BhupathiBopanna out of US Open August 30, 2012

    New York: Sania Mirza entered the mixed doubles second round with a new partner, but the Mahesh BhupathiRohan Bopanna combo made a shock firstround exit from the men's doubles event of the US Open here. Sania ended her successful partnership with Bhupahti in the mixed doubles circuit after being "sacrificed" by...
  • Top guns cruise, Clijsters waves good bye August 30, 2012

    New York: British teenager Laura Robson drew the curtain on Kim Clijsters' illustrious singles career on Wednesday by eliminating the former world number one from the US Open as other top guns encountered little resistance. While Victoria Azarenka and David Ferrer cruised to straightsets victories at Flushing Meadows, Belgian Clijsters had...
  • Murray barges into Round 3 of US Open August 30, 2012

    New York: Britain's Andy Murray stepped up a gear at the US Open on Wednesday night as he blasted his way past Croatia's Ivan Dodig and into the third round. The Olympic champion, chasing his first grand slam title, hit 10 aces as he recorded a 62, 61, 63 victory over...
  • Sharapova takes 54 min to reach US Open Round 3 August 30, 2012

    New York: Thirdseeded Maria Sharapova needed just 54 minutes to advance to the third round of the US Open. The fourtime Grand Slam champion beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino 60, 61 on Wednesday. Sharapova had 30 winners; the 78thranked Spaniard had zero. Sharapova has lost five games through two matches. She next faces...
  • Kim Clijsters retires after US open exit August 30, 2012

    New York: Preparing for what she knew would be her last professional tennis tournament, Kim Clijsters fourtime Grand Slam title winner and mother of 4yearold Jada devoted her effort and energy to the US Open. Family time needed to wait a tad longer. "She was like, 'Why don't you come...
  • Stosur starts US Open title defence in style August 27, 2012

    New York: Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year. The Australian began the defence of her US Open title on Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64thranked Petra Martic 61,...
  • Qualifiers put the 'Open' in US Open August 25, 2012

    New York: Because he's a player who has spent more time watching Roger Federer on TV than trying to beat him, it's safe to say Rhyne Williams will not win the US Open this year. But to say the 21yearold's trip to Flushing Meadows has been less than a rousing success...
  • Injured Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open August 15, 2012

    New York: Rafael Nadal withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday, sidelined by the knee tendinitis that has kept him out of action since his stunning loss at Wimbledon in late June. The thirdranked Spaniard reached the final at Flushing Meadows each of the past two years, winning the title in...