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Aug 27, 2014

Tennis-Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Williams, seeking her third successive U.S. Open title and 18th grand slam singles crown of her career, was simply too experienced for the erratic-yet-gifted Townsend, the 2012 Australian Open junior singles and doubles champion.

Aug 26, 2014

Tennis-Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their U.S. Open campaigns with a bang, blasting by their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday.

Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1 6-0, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-2 6-1 in the Flushing Meadows sunshine.

Aug 26, 2014

Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her U.S. Open campaign with a bang, blasting by Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round.

The 20-year-old, pigtailed Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semi-finals of the year’s first three majors, eradicated questions about her hard court form with an overwhelming 6-2 6-1 win on a sunny day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 26, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her U.S. Open campaign with a bang, blasting by Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round.

The 20-year-old, pigtailed Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semi-finals of the year’s first three majors, eradicated questions about her hard court form with an overwhelming 6-2 6-1 win on a sunny day at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 26, 2014

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

NEW YORK (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 favorites 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

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the spotlight shining at center 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

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.