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Sep 9, 2015

Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Serena entered the match with a 15-11 head-to-head advantage over Venus but the high number of losses to her 35-year-old sibling represented the most posted by any opponent against the world number one, who knew she was in for a tough fight.

Sep 9, 2015

Tennis-Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Serena entered the match with a 15-11 head-to-head advantage over Venus but the high number of losses to her 35-year-old sibling represented the most posted by any opponent against the world number one, who knew she was in for a tough fight.

Sep 9, 2015

Serena outslugs Venus to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Serena entered the match with a 15-11 head-to-head advantage over Venus but the high number of losses to her 35-year-old sibling represented the most posted by any opponent against the world number one, who knew she was in for a tough fight.

Sep 8, 2015

Federer cuts down Isner to reach U.S. Open quarters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer cut down big-serving American John Isner in straight sets at the U.S. Open on Monday to claim an accustomed grand slam quarter-finals spot at Flushing Meadows.

The Swiss second seed, winner of a record 17 grand slam titles, beat 13th seed Isner 7-6(0) 7-6(6) 7-5 to set up a last eight clash against 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who ousted sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets.

Sep 8, 2015

Tennis-Federer cuts down Isner to reach US Open quarters

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Roger Federer cut down big-serving American John Isner in straight sets at the U.S. Open on Monday to claim an accustomed grand slam quarter-finals spot at Flushing Meadows.

The Swiss second seed, winner of a record 17 grand slam titles, beat 13th seed Isner 7-6(0) 7-6(6) 7-5 to set up a last eight clash against 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who ousted sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets.

Sep 8, 2015

Murray upset by Anderson in U.S. Open fourth round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Third-seeded Andy Murray was knocked out of the U.S. Open by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, who reached his first grand slam quarter-final with a 7-6(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(0) win on Monday.

Anderson, the 15th seed who had lost the seven previous times he had reached the fourth round of a grand slam, finally came through on the strength of a big forehand and a brilliant display of serving against one of the game’s best returners.

Sep 8, 2015

Murray’s quarter-finals streak ends with loss to Anderson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Andy Murray fell out of the U.S. Open under a barrage of aces and service winners off the racquet of towering South African Kevin Anderson in a match that ended two grand slam streaks.

Anderson reached his first grand-slam quarter-finals with a 7-6(5)6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(0) victory at Louis Armstrong Stadium after a string of seven losses in fourth round matches at grand slams.

Sep 8, 2015

Tennis-Murray’s quarter-finals streak ends with loss to Anderson

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Andy Murray fell out of the U.S. Open under a barrage of aces and service winners off the racquet of towering South African Kevin Anderson in a match that ended two grand slam streaks.

Anderson reached his first grand-slam quarter-finals with a 7-6(5)6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(0) victory at Louis Armstrong Stadium after a string of seven losses in fourth round matches at grand slams.

Sep 8, 2015

Tennis-Murray upset by Anderson in US Open fourth round

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Third-seeded Andy Murray was knocked out of the U.S. Open by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, who reached his first grand slam quarter-final with a 7-6(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(0) win on Monday.

Anderson, the 15th seed who had lost the seven previous times he had reached the fourth round of a grand slam, finally came through on the strength of a big forehand and a brilliant display of serving against one of the game’s best returners.

Sep 7, 2015

Wawrinka through to quarters at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – French Open champion Stan Wawrinka kept the pressure on to end the threat posed by Donald Young and register a 6-4 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory over the American to reach the quarter-finals at the U.S. Open on Monday.

Fifth seed Wawrinka stayed on track for a possible last eight clash against third seed Andy Murray, who was meeting big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in the fourth round.