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Aug 25, 2014

Volatile Kyrgios blasts into second round of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios used a lot of firepower, a hair-trigger temper and a thundering serve to upset Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in his opening match at the U.S. Open on Monday.

The 19-year-old Kyrgios came within one code violation of defaulting, but used his blazing serve to record 26 aces in ousting the Russian 21st seed 7-5 7-6 (4) 2-6 7-6 (1).

Aug 25, 2014

Murray and Williams make hard work in heat at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.

Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets, while women’s second seed Simona Halep lost a first-set tiebreak to U.S. debutante Danielle Collins before claiming victory.

Aug 25, 2014

Tennis-Murray and Williams make hard work in heat at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.

Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets, while women’s second seed Simona Halep lost a first-set tiebreak to U.S. debutante Danielle Collins before claiming victory.

Aug 25, 2014

Second seed Halep survives scary start at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Second seed Simona Halep survived a scare at the U.S. Open by overtaking American wild card Danielle Collins 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-2 in Monday’s opening center court match.

The French Open finalist moves on to face Slovakian Jana Cepelova, a 2-6 7-5 6-1 winner over Spain’s Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, in the second round of the season’s last grand slam.

Aug 25, 2014

Tennis-Second seed Halep survives scary start at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Second seed Simona Halep survived a scare at the U.S. Open by overtaking American wild card Danielle Collins 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-2 in Monday’s opening center court match.

The French Open finalist moves on to face Slovakian Jana Cepelova, a 2-6 7-5 6-1 winner over Spain’s Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, in the second round of the season’s last grand slam.

Aug 23, 2014

Murray enjoys a break before starting U.S. Open run

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Scotsman Andy Murray said he feels primed for the U.S. Open after a hard week of practice and a little relaxation ahead of the year’s last grand slam.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion who went on to claim the Wimbledon crown in 2013, is looking for his first tournament victory this year after coming back from back surgery.

Aug 23, 2014

Tennis-Murray enjoys a break before starting U.S. Open run

NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Scotsman Andy Murray said he feels primed for the U.S. Open after a hard week of practice and a little relaxation ahead of the year’s last grand slam.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion who went on to claim the Wimbledon crown in 2013, is looking for his first tournament victory this year after coming back from back surgery.

Aug 23, 2014

Serena plays young Townsend in symbolic U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

On Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day that drew legions of young hopefuls to the National Tennis Center on Saturday, Williams pondered the significance of her clash against the 18-year-old Townsend and the legacy of Ashe, whose name graces the center court stadium.

Aug 23, 2014

Tennis-Serena plays young Townsend in symbolic US Open opener

NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

On Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day that drew legions of young hopefuls to the National Tennis Center on Saturday, Williams pondered the significance of her clash against the 18-year-old Townsend and the legacy of Ashe, whose name graces the center court stadium.

Aug 23, 2014

Djokovic looks forward to life as a dad

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the U.S. Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.

The 27-year-old Serb tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic four days after winning the Wimbledon trophy last month and with fatherhood looming he knows his life will be forever changed.