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Aug 26, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favourites on Monday.

Djokovic, who had won only two matches in the hard court run-up to the season’s final grand slam after getting married just days after his Wimbledon triumph, was back to his best once the center court spotlight shone on him at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 26, 2014

Family man Djokovic ready to focus on U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the spotlight shining at centre court, Novak Djokovic shrugged off his mediocre run-up to the U.S. Open and outclassed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina to close the first day of the U.S. Open on Monday.

The Wimbledon champion, who won only two matches on the North American hard courts after getting married days after his All England Club triumph last month, sprinted to victory in 97 minutes.

Aug 26, 2014

Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy 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 a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open 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, Venus grind out wins at steamy 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 a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open 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

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.