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Sep 2, 2015

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

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (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.

Sep 1, 2015

Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his U.S. Open grand slam goodbye.

Playing on a small outside court in the shadow of the massive Arthur Ashe Stadium that provided the stage 14 years earlier for the brash Australian’s win over Pete Sampras in the U.S. Open final, Hewitt typically appeared up for a fight.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his U.S. Open grand slam goodbye.

Playing on a small outside court in the shadow of the massive Arthur Ashe Stadium that provided the stage 14 years earlier for the brash Australian’s win over Pete Sampras in the U.S. Open final, Hewitt typically appeared up for a fight.

Sep 1, 2015

Halep eases into second round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Romanian second seed Simona Halep followed the same express path into the second round of the U.S. Open as Serena Williams, advancing 6-2 3-0 after New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury on Tuesday.

The in-form Halep, who reached the finals at U.S. Open tune-up events in Toronto and Cincinnati, barely broke a sweat on a sunny Arthur Ashe Stadium court, needing a mere 47 minutes to see off the 99th ranked New Zealander.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Halep eases into second round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Romanian second seed Simona Halep followed the same express path into the second round of the U.S. Open as Serena Williams, advancing 6-2 3-0 after New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury on Tuesday.

The in-form Halep, who reached the finals at U.S. Open tune-up events in Toronto and Cincinnati, barely broke a sweat on a sunny Arthur Ashe Stadium court, needing a mere 47 minutes to see off the 99th ranked New Zealander.

Sep 1, 2015

Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori’s hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.

Opening day at Flushing Meadows produced plenty of shock and awe as Djokovic delivered a jaw-dropping performance, speeding past Joao Souza of Brazil 6-1 6-1 6-1 as if the Serb had a taxi metre running outside the National Tennis Center.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori’s hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.

Opening day at Flushing Meadows produced plenty of shock and awe as Djokovic delivered a jaw-dropping performance, speeding past Joao Souza of Brazil 6-1 6-1 6-1 as if the Serb had a taxi meter running outside the National Tennis Center.

Sep 1, 2015

Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.

Following a Broadway style opening ceremony complete with orchestra and choir, Williams stepped onto center court under a spotlight to loud applause from the New York crowd just seven matches from her goal.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.

Following a Broadway style opening ceremony complete with orchestra and choir, Williams stepped onto centre court under a spotlight to loud applause from the New York crowd just seven matches from her goal.

Aug 31, 2015

Nishikori, Ivanovic out as U.S. Open starts with upsets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori was back in the U.S. Open spotlight on Monday but for all the wrong reasons as last year’s runner-up headlined a day of first-round upsets at Flushing Meadows.

Fourth seed Nishikori, who last year became the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final, found defeat hard to swallow after squandering two match points in the 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 loss to Frenchman Benoit Paire.