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UPDATE 24-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Joao Souza (Brazil) 6-1 6-1 6-1 Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2 6-4 26-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-2 6-2 6-4 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 3-0 (Mayer retired) 27-Jeremy C








Tennis-Ones wild for Djokovic as he races to first round win

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday's first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.








Tennis-Nishikori, Ivanovic out as U.S. Open starts with upsets

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori was back in the U.S. Open spotlight on Monday but for all the wrong reasons as last year's runner-up headlined a day of first-round upsets at Flushing Meadows.








Tennis-Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.








Tennis-Defending champion Cilic advances in straight sets

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic made a strong start in defense of his U.S. Open title by powering past Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in Monday's opening day at the U.S. Open.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori out of U.S. Open in first-round stunner

Aug 31st 2015
* Nishikori was considered one of the tournament favourites (Adds quotes, detail)








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ivanovic ousted in U.S. Open first-round upset

Aug 31st 2015
* Cibulkova to play qualifier Jessica Pegula in second round (Adds quotes)








Tennis-Nishikori falls in first round upset at U.S. Open

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the first hurdle, falling 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire.








Tennis-Ivanovic crashes out of U.S. Open in first round upset

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was the first major casualty of the U.S. Open as the Serbian seventh seed fell 6-3 3-6 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.








Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Aug 31st 2015
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 12721 2 (2) Simona Halep(Romania) 6130 3 (3) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 6035 4 (5) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4995 5 (4) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 4740 6 (6) Lucie Safarova(Czech Republic) 3800 7 (7) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 3500 8








Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Aug 31st 2015
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 14865 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9065 3 (3) Andy Murray(Britain) 8840 4 (4) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 6205 5 (5) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5710 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 5230 7 (7) David Ferrer(Spain)








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova pulls out of US Open due to leg injury

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.








Tennis-Tough tests from the start for Federer, Murray

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Roger Federer and Andy Murray, two of the hottest players on the U.S. hardcourts during the run-up to the U.S. Open, face difficult tests right from the start at the season's final grand slam starting on Monday.








Tennis-Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open due to leg injury

Aug 31st 2015
Aug 30 (Reuters) - Five-times major winner Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.








Tennis-U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Aug 30th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on.








Tennis-Serena, Djokovic in first-day action at U.S. Open

Aug 30th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic help launch the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday's opening day of the year's final grand slam.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kvitova overcomes Safarova for New Haven triumph

Aug 30th 2015
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday.








Tennis-Djokovic confident despite run-up losses to rivals

Aug 30th 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic lost to rivals Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals of U.S. Open warm-up events but the Serb insists those defeats have aided his preparations for the last grand slam of the season.








Tennis-Kvitova beats Czech mate Safarova in Connecticut final

Aug 30th 2015
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday.








Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles final result

Aug 29th 2015
Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 4-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2