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Sep 3, 2015

Tennis-Fame and perks are fleeting for former-U.S. champ Stosur

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Sam Stosur is discovering fame is fleeting and so are the perks that come with being a grand slam winner, even at Flushing Meadows where she was crowned U.S. Open champion in 2011.

The toast of the Big Apple just four years ago, Stosur has not exactly received a royal welcome back to New York as the Australian has been forced at times to ride the buses to the National Tennis Center instead of chauffeured courtesy cars.

Sep 3, 2015

Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Wednesday.

Venus will seek out a scouting report from little sister and world number one Serena (50-2), who has only lost two matches this season, one of those to the 18-year-old Swiss prospect in Toronto last month.

Sep 3, 2015

Tennis-Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Wednesday.

Venus will seek out a scouting report from little sister and world number one Serena (50-2), who has only lost two matches this season, one of those to the 18-year-old Swiss prospect in Toronto last month.

Sep 3, 2015

Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down on the American’s career.

Defending men’s champion Marin Cilic and two-time winner Rafa Nadal also eased into the third round with straight sets win as the temperatures and stakes continue to rise at the year’s final grand slam.

Sep 3, 2015

Tennis-Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down on the American’s career.

Defending men’s champion Marin Cilic and two-time winner Rafa Nadal also eased into the third round with straight sets win as the temperatures and stakes continue to rise at the year’s final grand slam.

Sep 2, 2015

Fish exits U.S. Open but walks away a winner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Under a blazing sun a drained Mardy Fish walked onto the court in front of thousands of adoring fans, raised his hands, smiled and waved goodbye to the U.S. Open and a career following a second-round loss.

For those suffering from severe anxiety disorders, who at times struggle just to leave their home, it is probably the last place they would want to be, but Fish tried to soak up the moment as he signed off on his own terms.

Sep 2, 2015

Tennis-Fish exits U.S. Open but walks away a winner

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Under a blazing sun a drained Mardy Fish walked onto the court in front of thousands of adoring fans, raised his hands, smiled and waved goodbye to the U.S. Open and a career following a second-round loss.

For those suffering from severe anxiety disorders, who at times struggle just to leave their home, it is probably the last place they would want to be, but Fish tried to soak up the moment as he signed off on his own terms.

Sep 2, 2015

Cilic into U.S. Open third round; Fish takes final bow

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Marin Cilic powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a routine win over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday while the curtain came down on American Mardy Fish’s career.

After playing his opening match on an outside court, Cilic returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium, scene of last year’s triumph, and it once again looked to be a perfect fit as the big-hitting Croatian rolled to 6-2 6-3 7-5 win over the Russian qualifier.

Sep 2, 2015

Tennis-Cilic into U.S. Open third round; Fish takes final bow

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Defending champion Marin Cilic powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a routine win over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday while the curtain came down on American Mardy Fish’s career.

After playing his opening match on an outside court, Cilic returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium, scene of last year’s triumph, and it once again looked to be a perfect fit as the big-hitting Croatian rolled to 6-2 6-3 7-5 win over the Russian qualifier.

Sep 2, 2015

Kyrgios lets play do talking in U.S. Open loss

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios let his play do the talking in a first round loss to third seed Andy Murray at the U.S. Open on Tuesday but the effort was sometimes as insulting as the comments that landed the Australian bad boy in hot water last month.

During the 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 defeat, Kyrgios produced moments of pure brilliance that had the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd applauding and others of such goofiness that left them utterly bewildered.