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Sep 6, 2013

Wawrinka shocks Murray, Djokovic cruises at Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the U.S. Open and deny fans a dream matchup, while Novak Djokovic stayed the course on Thursday to complete the last four lineup.

Winds blew across Arthur Ashe Stadium but that did not bother top seed Djokovic, who defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-0 to claim a berth in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Sep 6, 2013

Tennis-Wawrinka shocks Murray, Djokovic cruises at Open

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the U.S. Open and deny fans a dream matchup, while Novak Djokovic stayed the course on Thursday to complete the last four lineup.

Winds blew across Arthur Ashe Stadium but that did not bother top seed Djokovic, who defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-0 to claim a berth in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Sep 6, 2013

Preview – Serena, Azarenka one step from title rematch at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are one step away from booking a tantalising championship rematch at the U.S. Open heading into an intriguing set of women’s semi-finals on Friday.

Williams, the top-seeded defending champion, will look to extend a dominant run through the women’s draw against fifth-seeded Li Na of China, who became the first Chinese to reach the last four at the U.S. Open.

Sep 5, 2013

Serena, Azarenka one step from title rematch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are one step away from booking a tantalizing championship rematch at the U.S. Open heading into an intriguing set of women’s semi-finals on Friday.

Williams, the top-seeded defending champion, will look to extend a dominant run through the women’s draw against fifth-seeded Li Na of China, who became the first Chinese to reach the last four at the U.S. Open.

Sep 5, 2013

Tennis-Serena, Azarenka one step from title rematch

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are one step away from booking a tantalising championship rematch at the U.S. Open heading into an intriguing set of women’s semi-finals on Friday.

Williams, the top-seeded defending champion, will look to extend a dominant run through the women’s draw against fifth-seeded Li Na of China, who became the first Chinese to reach the last four at the U.S. Open.

Sep 5, 2013

Wawrinka cruises by Murray in seismic U.S. Open shocker

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the U.S. Open, thrashed in straight sets by Stanislas Wawrinka in a quarter-finals shocker on Thursday.

Ninth-seeded Wawrinka dominated an out of sorts Murray 6-4 6-3 6-2 in just over two hours, winning the battle from the baseline and the net against the Wimbledon champion.

Sep 5, 2013

Tennis-Wawrinka cruises by Murray in seismic U.S. Open shocker

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the U.S. Open, thrashed in straight sets by Stanislas Wawrinka in a quarter-finals shocker on Thursday.

Ninth-seeded Wawrinka dominated an out of sorts Murray 6-4 6-3 6-2 in just over two hours, winning the battle from the baseline and the net against the Wimbledon champion.

Sep 5, 2013

Azarenka notches one for younger generation at Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Victoria Azarenka struck a blow for the younger generation by beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2 6-3 to join a trio of 31-year-olds in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Belarusian, the second seed and runner-up last year, will play unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, while defending champion Serena Williams meets Li Na of China in Friday’s semi-finals.

Sep 5, 2013

Tennis-Azarenka notches one for younger generation at Open

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Victoria Azarenka struck a blow for the younger generation by beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2 6-3 to join a trio of 31-year-olds in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Belarusian, the second seed and runner-up last year, will play unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, while defending champion Serena Williams meets Li Na of China in Friday’s semi-finals.

Sep 4, 2013

Pennetta, Gasquet book long-awaited trips to U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Flavia Pennetta reached her first grand slam semi-finals and Richard Gasquet booked a long awaited return to the last four of a major in a pair of upsets at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

Pennetta, 31, was the last Italian standing in a U.S. Open women’s draw that has been dominated by the old guard after upsetting 10th-seeded compatriot Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-1.