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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.

Sep 1, 2014

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

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (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.

Sep 1, 2014

Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday.

The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended their afternoon match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday.

The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended their afternoon match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Aug 31, 2014

Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, Ferrer falls at Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men’s draw on Sunday.

France’s Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men’s seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the third round on a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 31, 2014

Tennis-Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, Ferrer falls at Open

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men’s draw on Sunday.

France’s Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men’s seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the third round on a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 31, 2014

Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, and Ferrer falls at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men’s draw on Sunday.

France’s Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men’s seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the third round on a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 31, 2014

Tennis-Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, and Ferrer falls at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men’s draw on Sunday.

France’s Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men’s seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the third round on a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 31, 2014

Murray advances to fourth round, faces Tsonga next

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Andy Murray had his stamina and patience tested at Louis Armstrong Stadium in a third-round battle against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov on Saturday, but came through in good shape.

Hit with cramp during his first-round win, Murray double-faulted to send the match to a fourth set but then swiftly took care of business in a 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 win.