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Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Swiss Bencic teen topples sixth seed Kerber

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic interrupted a procession of veterans advancing to the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Friday by toppling sixth-seed German Angelique Kerber and vowed not to be satisfied.

Bencic, last year’s French Open and Wimbledon junior champion, went one round better than her third-round showing in this year’s main draw at Wimbledon with a 6-1 7-5 win over 26-year-old Kerber, a 2011 U.S. Open semi-finalist.

Aug 29, 2014

Errani triumphs over Venus after unforgettable moment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was a tale of three sets that played out like three distinct matches, and in the end it was Italian Sara Errani roaring in triumph at the U.S. Open on Friday moments after shaking from excitement.

Errani beat seven-times grand slam singles winner Venus Williams 6-0 0-6 7-6, claiming her first career singles win against the American with a thrilling 7-5 decision in the climactic tiebreaker that had Arthur Ashe Stadium rocking.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Errani triumphs over Venus after unforgettable moment

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – It was a tale of three sets that played out like three distinct matches, and in the end it was Italian Sara Errani roaring in triumph at the U.S. Open on Friday moments after shaking from excitement.

Errani beat seven-times grand slam singles winner Venus Williams 6-0 0-6 7-6, claiming her first career singles win against the American with a thrilling 7-5 decision in the climactic tiebreaker that had Arthur Ashe Stadium rocking.

Aug 29, 2014

Tomic out of U.S. Open with injury; Davis Cup in question

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic withdrew from his second-round match at the U.S. Open on Friday with a hip injury that could keep him from representing Australia in Davis Cup action next month.

Tomic, whose decision to withdraw sends fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round, said his left hip began bothering him after his first-round match against Germany’s Dustin Brown.

Aug 29, 2014

Shock waves hit U.S. Open as Halep, Kerber and Venus fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shock waves hit the U.S. Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women’s seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams.

Lucic-Baroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy’s Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and Swiss teen Belinda Bencic ousted sixth-seeded German Angelique Kerber on a sunny day that opened up the women’s draw.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Shock waves hit U.S. Open as Halep, Kerber and Venus fall

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Shock waves hit the U.S. Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women’s seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams.

Lucic-Baroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy’s Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and Swiss teen Belinda Bencic ousted sixth-seeded German Angelique Kerber on a sunny day that opened up the women’s draw.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Tomic out of U.S. Open with injury; Davis Cup in question

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic withdrew from his second-round match at the U.S. Open on Friday with a hip injury that could keep him from representing Australia in Davis Cup action next month.

Tomic, whose decision to withdraw sends fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round, said his left hip began bothering him after his first-round match against Germany’s Dustin Brown.

Aug 29, 2014

Refreshed Murray beats Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German.

Aug 29, 2014

U.S. Open darling Bellis falls in second round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Cinderella grand slam debut of 15-year-old Catherine Bellis ended in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday when she was beaten by emerging Kazakh talent Zarina Diyas in three sets.

Bellis became an instant darling of the 2014 U.S. Open by upsetting 12th-seeded Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, making her the youngest player to win a match at Flushing Meadows in 18 years since Anna Kournikova.

Aug 29, 2014

Tennis-Refreshed Murray beats Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German.