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Sep 5, 2014

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open.

Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai fell victim, as she was forced to retire with Wozniacki leading 7-6(1) 4-3 on a steamy day on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open.

Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai fell victim, as she was forced to retire with Wozniacki leading 7-6(1) 4-3 on a steamy day on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Sep 5, 2014

Williams zooms into finals of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women’s final on Friday.

Williams, winner of the last two U.S. Opens, came out firing, striking the ball with ferocious force and dazzling accuracy and needed only 60 minutes to advance against the 17th seeded Russian.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Williams zooms into finals of U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women’s final on Friday.

Williams, winner of the last two U.S. Opens, came out firing, striking the ball with ferocious force and dazzling accuracy and needed only 60 minutes to advance against the 17th seeded Russian.

Sep 5, 2014

Federer savors phenomenal fightback against Monfils

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With his back to the wall and U.S. Open hopes fading fast, Roger Federer produced one of his most memorable New York performances to haul himself back from the brink and win a thrilling five-setter against mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday.

Federer rode a wave of tumultuous support to battle back from two sets down and double match point to claim what the stoic Swiss termed an “emotional” victory over Monfils at a buzzing Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Federer savours phenomenal fightback against Monfils

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – With his back to the wall and U.S. Open hopes fading fast, Roger Federer produced one of his most memorable New York performances to haul himself back from the brink and win a thrilling five-setter against mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday.

Federer rode a wave of tumultuous support to battle back from two sets down and double match point to claim what the stoic Swiss termed an “emotional” victory over Monfils at a buzzing Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 5, 2014

Hingis after more grand slam hardware at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martina Hingis is already enshrined in the Tennis Hall of Fame, but the 33-year-old Swiss is zeroing in on more grand slam hardware at the U.S. Open.

Hingis, winner of five grand slam singles titles, nine doubles crowns and one mixed doubles title, and partner Flavia Pennetta of Italy booked a berth in the women’s doubles final on Saturday against Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Sep 5, 2014

Serena coach says she is only human

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even the best players have their ups and downs, and crises of confidence, says tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who believes Serena Williams has now regained her way in pursuit of a third U.S. Open title in a row.

Williams who failed to reach the quarter-finals in the first three majors of 2014, has reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, closing in on an 18th grand slam singles crown that would tie her with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the all-time list.

Sep 5, 2014

Federer battles back to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Federer battles back to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men’s record total of 17 singles crowns, survived a pair of match points when down 15-40 on serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.