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Sep 4, 2013

Tennis-Pennetta, Gasquet book long-awaited trips to semis

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (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.

Sep 4, 2013

Pennetta stuns Vinci to join veteran class in semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Flavia Pennetta was the last Italian standing at a U.S. Open that has celebrated experience after upsetting 10th-seeded compatriot Roberta Vinci in straight sets to reach her first grand slam semi-finals on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Pennetta’s 6-4 6-1 triumph secured her spot in the last four of the year’s final grand slam against either second seed Victoria Azarenka or Daniela Hantuchova, who are scheduled to playing later on Wednesday.

Sep 4, 2013

Tennis-Pennetta stuns Vinci to join veteran class in semis

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Flavia Pennetta was the last Italian standing at a U.S. Open that has celebrated experience after upsetting 10th-seeded compatriot Roberta Vinci in straight sets to reach her first grand slam semi-finals on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Pennetta’s 6-4 6-1 triumph secured her spot in the last four of the year’s final grand slam against either second seed Victoria Azarenka or Daniela Hantuchova, who are scheduled to playing later on Wednesday.

Sep 4, 2013

Serena, Djokovic send warning shots to rivals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic ruled supreme on Tuesday, sending ominous warnings to their rivals with dazzling, runaway victories over Spanish opponents at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Djokovic said he played some of his best tennis on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court in trouncing Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0, and Williams could not have done better, handing Carla Suarez Navarro a 6-0 6-0 beating at the National Tennis Center.

Sep 4, 2013

Tennis-Serena, Djokovic send warning shots to rivals

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic ruled supreme on Tuesday, sending ominous warnings to their rivals with dazzling, runaway victories over Spanish opponents at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Djokovic said he played some of his best tennis on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court in trouncing Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0, and Williams could not have done better, handing Carla Suarez Navarro a 6-0 6-0 beating at the National Tennis Center.

Sep 4, 2013

Serena doles out double bagel to reach semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams walloped Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-0 to race into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Top seed Williams served up the dreaded “double-bagel” in a quick-fire 52 minutes to set up a clash with fifth seed Li Na, who earlier became China’s first U.S. Open semi-finalist by beating Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

Sep 4, 2013

Tennis-Serena doles out double bagel to reach semis

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams walloped Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-0 to race into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Top seed Williams served up the dreaded “double-bagel” in a quick-fire 52 minutes to set up a clash with fifth seed Li Na, who earlier became China’s first U.S. Open semi-finalist by beating Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

Sep 3, 2013

Djokovic near perfect in reaching quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic demolished unseeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0 on Tuesday to charge into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, the 2011 U.S. Open champion and runner-up last year, won the last 13 games to finish off the fourth-round match in 79 minutes.

Sep 3, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic near perfect in reaching quarter-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic demolished unseeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0 on Tuesday to charge into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, the 2011 U.S. Open champion and runner-up last year, won the last 13 games to finish off the fourth-round match in 79 minutes.

Sep 3, 2013

Li becomes China’s first U.S. Open semi-finalist

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Li Na broke another barrier for Chinese tennis, becoming China’s first semi-finalist at the U.S. Open by beating Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 on Tuesday at windy Flushing Meadows.

The 31-year-old, fifth-seeded Li pumped both fists in joy after 24th seed Makarova sailed a backhand long to end the two-hour, 20-minute match at Arthur Ashe Stadium as the crowd showered her with cheers.