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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.

Aug 31, 2014

Tennis-Murray advances to fourth round, faces Tsonga next

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (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.

Aug 30, 2014

Kvitova joins upset list in loss to Krunic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was one Wimbledon champion up, and another down on Saturday at the U.S. Open with the upset-ridden women’s draw hit with another shock result.

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long upset hit-list at the hands of little-known Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, while Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic led an unfettered charge of seeded men into the fourth round.

Aug 30, 2014

Tennis-Kvitova joins upset list in loss to Krunic

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – It was one Wimbledon champion up, and another down on Saturday at the U.S. Open with the upset-ridden women’s draw hit with another shock result.

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long upset hit-list at the hands of little-known Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, while Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic led an unfettered charge of seeded men into the fourth round.

Aug 30, 2014

Kvitova joins upset list at hands of little-known Krunic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women’s upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.

The 21-year-old Serb fell onto her back in celebration after a last groundstroke by the third-seeded Kvitova sailed wide for the final point in the 6-4 6-4 shocker.

Aug 30, 2014

Tennis-Kvitova joins upset list at hands of little-known Krunic

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women’s upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.

The 21-year-old Serb fell onto her back in celebration after a last groundstroke by the third-seeded Kvitova sailed wide for the final point in the 6-4 6-4 shocker.

Aug 30, 2014

Shock waves hit U.S. Open – Halep, Kerber, Venus fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shock waves hit the U.S. Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women’s seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams.

Lucic-Baroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy’s Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and Swiss teen Belinda Bencic ousted sixth-seeded German Angelique Kerber on a sunny day that opened up the women’s draw.