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Sep 12, 2015

Tennis-Italy rules U.S. Open women’s final

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Italy rules at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Saturday when childhood friends and Fed Cup team mates Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci play for the women’s title in the last grand slam of the year.

The 43rd-ranked Vinci, playing her grand slam singles semi-final, toppled the mighty Serena Williams, while number 26 Pennetta pounded past second seed Simona Halep of Romania to set up a totally unexpected clash in the finals.

Sep 12, 2015

Federer routs Wawrinka for 1-2 clash with Djokovic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five-times champion Roger Federer reached his first U.S. Open final in six years as he raced past fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday.

The second-seeded Federer, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 34, has not dropped a set in his formidable Flushing Meadows run and never let up the pressure on fifth-seeded French Open winner Wawrinka in a 92-minute demolition.

Sep 12, 2015

Tennis-Federer routs Wawrinka for 1-2 clash with Djokovic

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Five-times champion Roger Federer reached his first U.S. Open final in six years as he raced past fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday.

The second-seeded Federer, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 34, has not dropped a set in his formidable Flushing Meadows run and never let up the pressure on fifth-seeded French Open winner Wawrinka in a 92-minute demolition.

Sep 12, 2015

Serena finally falls after year of living dangerously

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams had been a vulnerable conqueror at this year’s majors, living dangerously and dicing with defeat on numerous occasions as she tried to become only the fourth woman to complete the calendar Grand Slam.

On Friday, her luck finally ran out at the U.S. Open, and on a court where she had not been beaten since 2011.

Sep 11, 2015

Year of living on the edge finally catches up to Serena

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams had been a vulnerable conqueror at this year’s grand slams, rising up for victory whenever pressed to enter the U.S. Open on track to register only the fourth women’s calendar-year Grand Slam.

But in her 12th three-set contest of the electrifying run, Williams finally met her match in doubles expert Roberta Vinci of Italy, who ended the American’s bid for a share of tennis history with a shocking upset in the U.S. Open semi-finals.

Sep 11, 2015

Tennis-Year of living on the edge finally catches up to Serena

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Serena Williams had been a vulnerable conqueror at this year’s grand slams, rising up for victory whenever pressed to enter the U.S. Open on track to register only the fourth women’s calendar-year Grand Slam.

But in her 12th three-set contest of the electrifying run, Williams finally met her match in doubles expert Roberta Vinci of Italy, who ended the American’s bid for a share of tennis history with a shocking upset in the U.S. Open semi-finals.

Sep 11, 2015

Serena loses Grand Slam bid in shocking U.S. Open upset

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam came to a shocking halt at the U.S. Open on Friday when the defending champion suffered one of the greatest tennis upsets to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci.

The 32-year-old Vinci ended Williams’ run of three straight U.S. Open titles and her bid to become the fourth woman to sweep all four grand slam singles titles in the same year with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 win that stunned the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

Sep 11, 2015

Tennis-Serena loses Grand Slam bid in shocking U.S. Open upset

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam came to a shocking halt at the U.S. Open on Friday when the defending champion suffered one of the greatest tennis upsets to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci.

The 32-year-old Vinci ended Williams’ run of three straight U.S. Open titles and her bid to become the fourth woman to sweep all four grand slam singles titles in the same year with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 win that stunned the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

Sep 10, 2015

Djokovic, Federer face tough tests to making finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer remain on course for a marquee one-two clash in the men’s U.S. Open final, but each must first vanquish a formidable opponent and friend in Friday’s semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.

World number one and top seed Djokovic, seeking to finish a brilliant season with a third grand slam triumph, will try to end the reign of 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in the opening men’s semi-final.

Sep 10, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic, Federer face tough tests to making finals

NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer remain on course for a marquee one-two clash in the men’s U.S. Open final, but each must first vanquish a formidable opponent and friend in Friday’s semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.

World number one and top seed Djokovic, seeking to finish a brilliant season with a third grand slam triumph, will try to end the reign of 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in the opening men’s semi-final.