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PREVIEW-Tennis-Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

Aug 29th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been vulnerable this grand slam season but unbeaten in the year's first three major championships.








Tennis-History-chasing Serena already best ever-analysts

Aug 29th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is on the brink of a crowning achievement in tennis, but as far as several top analysts are concerned, the 33-year-old American has already established herself as the greatest women's player ever.








PREVIEW-Tennis-Federer eyeing a win for the ages at U.S. Open

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Open has long been a tournament for the 20-something set but an in-form Roger Federer is looking to break that trend at the year's final grand slam.








Tennis-List of U.S. Open women's singles winners

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - List of U.S. Open women's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968). 2014 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 6-3 2013 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 7-5 6-7 6-1 2012 Serena Williams beat Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 2011 Sam Stosur (Australia) beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 2010 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-2 6-1 2009 Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 7-5 6-3 2008 Serena Will








Tennis-List of U.S. Open men's singles winners

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - List of U.S. Open men's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968): 2014 Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-3 6-3 6-3 2013 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 2012 Andy Murray (Britain) beat Djokovic 7-6 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 2011 Djokovic beat Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 2010 Nadal beat Djokovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 2009 Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 3-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2








Tennis-Key women's players to watch at U.S. Open

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - Here are five players to watch for on the women's side of the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 U.S. Open in New York.








Tennis-Keys, Stephens head next U.S. generation

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - It has been 16 years since an American not named Williams won the U.S. Open women's singles title, and the drought shows no sign of ending any time soon.








Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles semifinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2








Tennis-Czech Safarova reaches New Haven final

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 28 (Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova ended Lesia Tsurenko's giant-killing run at the Connecticut Open in New Haven after fending off late resistance with a hard-fought 6-2 7-6(4) victory in the semi-finals on Friday.








Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles semifinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 4-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-2 7-6(4)








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) beat 6-Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-3 6-2 2-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 8-Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-2 7-6(1) 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) walkover Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2








Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 3-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-3 6-0 4-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 5-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 7-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 7-5 6-4








Tennis-Lucky-loser Tsurenko keeps going in New Haven

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 27 (Reuters) - Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine assumed the role of giant-killer on Thursday as she upset fifth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Connecticut Open in New Haven.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 4-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 5-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 7-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 7-5 6-4








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Aug 28th 2015
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) walkover Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2








Tennis-Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Aug 27th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Serena Williams said on Thursday she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.








Tennis-Serena faces strong home challenge at U.S. Open

Aug 27th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Serena Williams must navigate a heavily American quarter of the draw including sister Venus to complete a calendar sweep of the four grand slams, while two sensational quarter-finals loom on the men's side after Thursday's U.S. Open draw.








Tennis-Nadal vows passionate return to U.S. Open

Aug 27th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has sounded a philosophical note about a season well below his accustomed standard of excellence, but the 29-year-old Spaniard insists the fire is still burning.








Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles round 2 results

Aug 27th 2015
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 4-6 6-1 6-2 7-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-4 6-2 5-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Olga Savchuk (Ukraine) 6-4 6-1 3-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(7)








Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles round 3 results

Aug 27th 2015
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Wednesday 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat 3-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Chung Hyeon (South Korea) 7-6(1) 1-6 7-5 2-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 16-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 7-6(2) 6-4 Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-4 4-6 6-1 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 6-3 6-0