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Sep 2, 2014

Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough.

Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C) on the hard courts in high humidity that tested players.

Sep 2, 2014

Azarenka overcomes qualifier Krunic to reach quarters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka overcame an inspired challenge from qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-4 6-4 on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, who began the year as world number two and slipped to a 16th seed after dealing with foot and knee injuries, took a 3-0 lead in the first set before the 21-year-old Serb, ranked 145th, roared back and claimed the set.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Azarenka overcomes qualifier Krunic to reach quarters

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka overcame an inspired challenge from qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-4 6-4 on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, who began the year as world number two and slipped to a 16th seed after dealing with foot and knee injuries, took a 3-0 lead in the first set before the 21-year-old Serb, ranked 145th, roared back and claimed the set.

Sep 1, 2014

Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Defender Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Defender Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough.

Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C) on the hard courts in high humidity that tested players.

Sep 1, 2014

Serena Williams, Djokovic into U.S. Open quarters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later allowed herself a self-deprecating celebration after beating Kaia Kanepi to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday.

World number one Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment, she saw her 6-3 6-3 victory over the Estonian as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Serena Williams, Djokovic into U.S. Open quarters

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later allowed herself a self-deprecating celebration after beating Kaia Kanepi to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday.

World number one Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment, she saw her 6-3 6-3 victory over the Estonian as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

China’s Peng, Swiss teen set up U.S. Open quarter-final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – China’s Peng Shuai knocked out her third seeded player in a row and Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic beat a former world number one in fourth-round wins on Sunday to set up an unlikely U.S. Open quarter-final.

The unseeded 28-year-old Peng beat 14th seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-4, and 17-year-old Bencic ousted ninth-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic 7-6(6) 6-3 to reach the last eight in a grand-slam first for both players.