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Tennis-Venus keeps up with sister Serena at U.S. Open

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Venus Williams kept up with little sister Serena on Wednesday, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in straight sets to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.






Tennis-Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 2 results

Aug 28th 2014
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 6-1 6-4 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 6-2 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 31-Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-4 4-6 6-1 Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat 21-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 5-7 6-4 6-2 9-Jelena






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Radwanska out, Sharapova survives Open threat

Aug 28th 2014
* Sharapova survives in sweltering heat (Adds later matches, quotes)






REFILE-Tennis-Pioneering Peng carries Chinese torch in Li's absence

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the U.S. Open ablaze on Wednesday, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows.






UPDATE 12-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles results

Aug 28th 2014
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 1 David Goffin (Belgium) beat Niels Desein (Belgium) 6-1 6-3 6-3 Tatsuma Ito (Japan) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-2 3-6 5-7 4-1 (Johnson retired) Alexander Kudryavtsev (Russia) beat Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) 2-6 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Ryan Harrison (U.S.) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Steve Darc






UPDATE 13-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 2 results

Aug 28th 2014
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 6-2 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 31-Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-4 4-6 6-1 Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat 21-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 5-7 6-4 6-2 9-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 7-5 6-4 14-Lucie






UPDATE 11-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles results

Aug 28th 2014
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 1 David Goffin (Belgium) beat Niels Desein (Belgium) 6-1 6-3 6-3 Tatsuma Ito (Japan) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-2 3-6 5-7 4-1 (Johnson retired) Alexander Kudryavtsev (Russia) beat Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) 2-6 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Ryan Harrison (U.S.) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Steve Darc






Tennis-Sharapova rallies to avoid U.S. Open upset

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Russian fifth seed Maria Sharapova avoided adding her name to a growing list of U.S. Open upsets by rallying to a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday and into the third round of the year's final grand slam.

Tennis-Hewitt pushed to U.S. Open exit, but no retirement talk

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Thirteen years after winning the U.S. Open, Lleyton Hewitt was back out on Arthur Ashe Stadium court sweating under a blazing sun on Wednesday, still battling, still fist-pumping and still not ready to call it a career.






Tennis-U.S. Open order of play on Thursday

Aug 28th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Order of play on the show courts for the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows on Thursday (prefix denotes seeding):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-China's Peng upsets fourth seed Radwanska

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the U.S. Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.






Tennis-Pioneering Peng carries Chinese torch in Li's absence

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the U.S. Open ablaze on Wednesday, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows.






Tennis-Halep beats heat, Cepelova to advance at U.S. Open

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania beat the heat by hurrying past Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-2 6-1 to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.






Tennis-China's Peng sends Radwanska to early U.S. Open exit

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the U.S. Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.






Tennis-Fourth seed Radwanska upset by Peng at U.S. Open

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - 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 U.S. Open on Wednesday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

Aug 27th 2014
* Serena, Federer open quests for 18th grand slam singles titles






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer's slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

Aug 27th 2014
* Federer finally meets childhood idol (Adds quotes, detail)






Tennis-Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

Aug 27th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.