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Aug 29, 2014

Serena, Djokovic sail through U.S. Open winds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her bearings to cruise by fellow American Vania King 6-1 6-0 in 56 minutes.

Aug 28, 2014

Tennis-Serena, Djokovic sail through U.S. Open winds

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her bearings to cruise by fellow American Vania King 6-1 6-0 in 56 minutes.

Aug 28, 2014

Ivanovic stunned by Czech Pliskova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was upset 7-5 6-4 by 42nd-ranked Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Pliskova, 22, took advantage of a slew of miscues from the eighth-seeded Serb during a windy, 80-minute match in Louis Armstrong Stadium to reach the third round for the first time in a grand slam event.

Aug 28, 2014

Tennis-Ivanovic stunned by Czech Pliskova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was upset 7-5 6-4 by 42nd-ranked Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Pliskova, 22, took advantage of a slew of miscues from the eighth-seeded Serb during a windy, 80-minute match in Louis Armstrong Stadium to reach the third round for the first time in a grand slam event.

Aug 28, 2014

Serena conquers wind and another American

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams conquered the wind and another American challenger to take her place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Williams struggled with the gusty breezes that swept across Arthur Ashe Stadium court, committing three double faults in her opening service game against compatriot Vania King before settling in to administer a 6-1 6-0 thrashing.

Aug 28, 2014

Tennis-Serena conquers wind and another American

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams conquered the wind and another American challenger to take her place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Williams struggled with the gusty breezes that swept across Arthur Ashe Stadium court, committing three double faults in her opening service game against compatriot Vania King before settling in to administer a 6-1 6-0 thrashing.

Aug 28, 2014

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

NEW YORK (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.

The 34-year-old, seven-times grand slam winner reached the round for the first time in four years at Flushing Meadows through a 6-1 6-4 victory on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court which she helped christen with the first Open final there in 1997.

Aug 28, 2014

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

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.

The 34-year-old, seven-times grand slam winner reached the round for the first time in four years at Flushing Meadows through a 6-1 6-4 victory on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court which she helped christen with the first Open final there in 1997.

Aug 28, 2014

Radwanska out, Sharapova survives Open threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Open heated up on Wednesday with China’s Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows.

French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam winner bounced back to reach the third round with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory in warm breezes at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Aug 28, 2014

Tennis-Radwanska out, Sharapova survives Open threat

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Open heated up on Wednesday with China’s Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows.

French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam winner bounced back to reach the third round with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory in warm breezes at Arthur Ashe Stadium.