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Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.

The first two sets brought a vintage performance on a sultry night from Nadal, who has dropped to world number eight in what has been a lackluster 2015 campaign for the Spaniard.

Sep 1, 2015

Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday’s first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic had to wait in the wings for Venus Williams to complete a two-hour, 40-minute win at Ashe, but once the Serb hit the court he played as if he had a taxi meter running outside the National Tennis Center.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday’s first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic had to wait in the wings for Venus Williams to complete a two-hour, 40-minute win at Ashe, but once the Serb hit the court he played as if he had a taxi meter running outside the National Tennis Center.

Sep 1, 2015

Paire parlays fun approach into upset of Nishikori

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory over 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan on Monday.

The bearded Paire said the key to his 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 win was to throw caution to the wind, hit out, and most of all, have fun.

Aug 31, 2015

Tennis-Paire parlays fun approach into upset of Nishikori

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory over 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan on Monday.

The bearded Paire said the key to his 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 win was to throw caution to the wind, hit out, and most of all, have fun.

Aug 31, 2015

Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.

Williams, seeded 23rd, battled to a 6-4 6-7(7) 6-3 victory over her gritty 21-year-old opponent in a two-hour 40-minute contest at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Aug 31, 2015

Tennis-Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.

Williams, seeded 23rd, battled to a 6-4 6-7(7) 6-3 victory over her gritty 21-year-old opponent in a two-hour 40-minute contest at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Aug 31, 2015

Ivanovic ousted in U.S. Open first-round upset

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was the first major casualty of the U.S. Open as the Serbian seventh seed lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion and a semi-finalist at Roland Garros this year, fell victim to an unlucky draw as the 50th-ranked Cibulkova of Slovakia was ranked in the top 10 last year before slipping after an Achilles-related surgery.

Aug 31, 2015

Tennis-Ivanovic ousted in U.S. Open first-round upset

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was the first major casualty of the U.S. Open as the Serbian seventh seed lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion and a semi-finalist at Roland Garros this year, fell victim to an unlucky draw as the 50th-ranked Cibulkova of Slovakia was ranked in the top 10 last year before slipping after an Achilles-related surgery.

Aug 31, 2015

Ivanovic crashes out of U.S. Open in first round upset

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was the first major casualty of the U.S. Open as the Serbian seventh seed fell 6-3 3-6 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

The 50th-ranked Cibulkova of Slovakia seized the advantage with a service break in the fourth game of third set for a 3-1 lead and consolidated it with a backhand drop shot to make it 4-1 against the former French Open champion.