Larry's Feed
Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Tomic out of U.S. Open with injury; Davis Cup in question

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic withdrew from his second-round match at the U.S. Open on Friday with a hip injury that could keep him from representing Australia in Davis Cup action next month.

Tomic, whose decision to withdraw sends fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round, said his left hip began bothering him after his first-round match against Germany’s Dustin Brown.

Aug 29, 2014

Refreshed Murray beats Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German.

Aug 29, 2014

U.S. Open darling Bellis falls in second round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Cinderella grand slam debut of 15-year-old Catherine Bellis ended in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday when she was beaten by emerging Kazakh talent Zarina Diyas in three sets.

Bellis became an instant darling of the 2014 U.S. Open by upsetting 12th-seeded Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, making her the youngest player to win a match at Flushing Meadows in 18 years since Anna Kournikova.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Refreshed Murray beats Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-U.S. Open darling Bellis falls in second round

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The Cinderella grand slam debut of 15-year-old Catherine Bellis ended in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday when she was beaten by emerging Kazakh talent Zarina Diyas in three sets.

Bellis became an instant darling of the 2014 U.S. Open by upsetting 12th-seeded Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, making her the youngest player to win a match at Flushing Meadows in 18 years since Anna Kournikova.

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.