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Aug 31, 2015

Tennis-Ivanovic crashes out of U.S. Open in 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 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.

Aug 31, 2015

U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on.

The 33-year-old American, with the 2015 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon trophies already on her crowded mantle, will be gunning to complete the first season’s sweep of the slams since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Aug 31, 2015

Dawning of a ‘new’ Day in pursuit of number one

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – Jason Day had made a habit of getting close to the big victory, but now that the Australian is closing the deal on the golf course he has joined Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at the top of the game.

Day’s massive six-stroke romp to victory at The Barclays on Sunday gave him three wins in his last four events, including the PGA Championship for his maiden major, and sent him to first place in the FedExCup playoff standings.

Aug 31, 2015

Golf-Dawning of a ‘new’ Day in pursuit of number one

EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Jason Day had made a habit of getting close to the big victory, but now that the Australian is closing the deal on the golf course he has joined Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at the top of the game.

Day’s massive six-stroke romp to victory at The Barclays on Sunday gave him three wins in his last four events, including the PGA Championship for his maiden major, and sent him to first place in the FedExCup playoff standings.

Aug 31, 2015

Sharapova pulls out of US Open due to leg injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.

Sharapova, 28, has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals in July and withdrew from hardcourt tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati in August, citing a right leg strain.”Unfortunately, I will not be able to compete in this year’s US Open,” she tweeted.

Aug 30, 2015

Tennis-Sharapova pulls out of US Open due to leg injury

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.

Sharapova, 28, has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals in July and withdrew from hardcourt tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati in August, citing a right leg strain.

Aug 30, 2015

Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts.

Aug 30, 2015

Tough tests from the start for Federer, Murray

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Andy Murray, two of the hottest players on the U.S. hardcourts during the run-up to the U.S. Open, face difficult tests right from the start at the season’s final grand slam starting on Monday.

Second seed Federer, who beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati final and is striving to add to his record 17 grand slam singles titles, plays 34th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.

Aug 30, 2015

Tennis-Tough tests from the start for Federer, Murray

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Andy Murray, two of the hottest players on the U.S. hardcourts during the run-up to the U.S. Open, face difficult tests right from the start at the season’s final grand slam starting on Monday.

Second seed Federer, who beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati final and is striving to add to his record 17 grand slam singles titles, plays 34th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.

Aug 30, 2015

Tennis-U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on.

The 33-year-old American, with the 2015 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon trophies already on her crowded mantle, will be gunning to complete the first season’s sweep of the slams since Steffi Graf in 1988.