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Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Swiss teen Bencic sees U.S. Open as building block

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Belinda Bencic’s fairytale U.S. Open debut came to an emphatic halt at the hands of China’s Peng Shuai on Tuesday but the Swiss teen took plenty of comfort from her maiden trip to a grand slam quarter-finals.

For the big-hitting 17-year-old who graduated to the women’s tour after winning the junior titles at last year’s French Open and Wimbledon, her experience at the year’s final grand slam in Flushing Meadows will serve as a building block.

Sep 2, 2014

China’s Peng routs Swiss teen to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A long measure of grand slam patience paid off for Peng Shuai of China, who reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by routing Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-1 in the Flushing Meadows heat.

Peng, 28, delivered a master lesson to the 17-year-old Bencic in an unlikely quarter-final between unseeded players, winning the groundstroke rallies and unleashing pinpoint passing shot winners after luring the Swiss to the net with short balls.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-China’s Peng routs Swiss teen to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A long measure of grand slam patience paid off for Peng Shuai of China, who reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by routing Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-1 in the Flushing Meadows heat.

Peng, 28, delivered a master lesson to the 17-year-old Bencic in an unlikely quarter-final between unseeded players, winning the groundstroke rallies and unleashing pinpoint passing shot winners after luring the Swiss to the net with short balls.

Sep 2, 2014

Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough.

Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C) on the hard courts in high humidity that tested players.

Sep 2, 2014

Azarenka overcomes qualifier Krunic to reach quarters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka overcame an inspired challenge from qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-4 6-4 on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, who began the year as world number two and slipped to a 16th seed after dealing with foot and knee injuries, took a 3-0 lead in the first set before the 21-year-old Serb, ranked 145th, roared back and claimed the set.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Azarenka overcomes qualifier Krunic to reach quarters

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka overcame an inspired challenge from qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-4 6-4 on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, who began the year as world number two and slipped to a 16th seed after dealing with foot and knee injuries, took a 3-0 lead in the first set before the 21-year-old Serb, ranked 145th, roared back and claimed the set.

Sep 1, 2014

Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Defender Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Defender Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment she saw her 6-3 6-3 Monday victory over Kaia Kanepi as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other grand slams.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough.

Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C) on the hard courts in high humidity that tested players.