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Sep 5, 2015

Tennis-Nadal falls in marathon US Open match to Fognini

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the U.S. Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini after winning the first two sets on Friday.

Clay court specialist Fognini, who was 0-7 on hard courts coming into the U.S. Open, played magnificently from the third set on, picking Nadal apart with groundstroke angles and deft play at the net, where the Italian won 39 of 54 advances.

Sep 5, 2015

Nadal falls in third-round marathon match to Fognini

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 at the U.S. Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini after winning the first two sets at Flushing Meadows on Friday.

Clay court specialist Fognini, who was 0-7 on hard courts coming into the U.S. Open, played magnificently from the third set on, picking Nadal apart with groundstroke angles and deft play at the net, where the Italian won 39 of 54 advances.

Sep 5, 2015

Tennis-Nadal falls in third-round marathon match to Fognini

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 at the U.S. Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini after winning the first two sets at Flushing Meadows on Friday.

Clay court specialist Fognini, who was 0-7 on hard courts coming into the U.S. Open, played magnificently from the third set on, picking Nadal apart with groundstroke angles and deft play at the net, where the Italian won 39 of 54 advances.

Sep 5, 2015

Serena roars back to keep Grand Slam bid alive

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams flirted with grand slam danger once again but kept her calendar-year Grand Slam bid on track by beating a battling, 101st-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6 7-5 6-0 at the U.S. Open on Friday.

Williams, who lost nine sets, including seven first-set losses, in her charge to the Australian, French and Wimbledon titles, was tested at Flushing Meadows by her fellow American, but roared back to victory to reach the fourth round.

Sep 5, 2015

Tennis-Serena roars back to keep Grand Slam bid alive

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Serena Williams flirted with grand slam danger once again but kept her calendar-year Grand Slam bid on track by beating a battling, 101st-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6 7-5 6-0 at the U.S. Open on Friday.

Williams, who lost nine sets, including seven first-set losses, in her charge to the Australian, French and Wimbledon titles, was tested at Flushing Meadows by her fellow American, but roared back to victory to reach the fourth round.

Sep 4, 2015

Djokovic straight through again, with effort

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic notched another straight sets win but was given more of a workout in a 6-3 7-5 7-5 victory over Italian Andreas Seppi in reaching the fourth round on a hot, humid Friday at the U.S. Open.

Djokovic had lost just 10 games through the first two rounds and despite beating 25th-ranked Seppi in all 10 of their previous meetings, the 28-year-old Serb needed a tiring two and a half hours at Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the Round of 16.

Sep 4, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic straight through again, with effort

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic notched another straight sets win but was given more of a workout in a 6-3 7-5 7-5 victory over Italian Andreas Seppi in reaching the fourth round on a hot, humid Friday at the U.S. Open.

Djokovic had lost just 10 games through the first two rounds and despite beating 25th-ranked Seppi in all 10 of their previous meetings, the 28-year-old Serb needed a tiring two and a half hours at Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the Round of 16.

Sep 4, 2015

Venus ousts Bencic, heads toward possible Serena clash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Venus Williams struck a blow for the older set and stayed on course for a quarter-finals collision with Grand Slam-seeking sister Serena Williams by beating Swiss teen Belinda Bencic on Friday at the U.S. Open.

Venus Williams, 35, produced a vintage power-game performance to beat up-and-coming 18-year-old Bencic 6-3 6-4 in a third-round match-up between the oldest and youngest players left in the women’s draw.

Sep 4, 2015

Tennis-Venus ousts Bencic, heads toward possible Serena clash

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Venus Williams struck a blow for the older set and stayed on course for a quarter-finals collision with Grand Slam-seeking sister Serena Williams by beating Swiss teen Belinda Bencic on Friday at the U.S. Open.

Venus Williams, 35, produced a vintage power-game performance to beat up-and-coming 18-year-old Bencic 6-3 6-4 in a third-round match-up between the oldest and youngest players left in the women’s draw.

Sep 4, 2015

Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to Cetkovska

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki became the highest seed to fall in the upset-filled women’s draw at the U.S. Open when Czech Petra Cetkovska stunned the Dane 6-4 5-7 7-6(1) at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.

The upset left only three of the top 10 seeds still alive in the year’s final grand slam – number one Serena Williams, who is seeking the fourth women’s calendar-year Grand Slam, second seed Simona Halep and fifth seed Petra Kvitova.