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Sep 10, 2015

Tennis-Wawrinka storms into U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Stan Wawrinka beat the rain and big-hitting South African Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-4 6-0 on Wednesday to sweep into the U.S. Open semi-finals.

Pushed off Arthur Ashe Stadium court to Louis Armstrong because of unsettled weather, Wawrinka did his part to wrap up action quickly brushing past the overwhelmed 15th seed in just one hour, 47 minutes.

Sep 10, 2015

Young gun Halep, Italy’s Pennetta into U.S. Open semis

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Simona Halep will be the young gun in a U.S. Open semi-final lineup that features three 30-somethings after the Romanian beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Wednesday as rain hit the grand slam for the first time.

Despite the gloomy weather the Italian flag was flying proudly over the U.S. Open after Flavia Pennetta toppled Czech fifth seed Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-4 6-2 to join compatriot Roberta Vinci in the last four.

Sep 10, 2015

Tennis-Young gun Halep, Italy’s Pennetta into U.S. Open semis

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Simona Halep will be the young gun in a U.S. Open semi-final lineup that features three 30-somethings after the Romanian beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Wednesday as rain hit the grand slam for the first time.

Despite the gloomy weather the Italian flag was flying proudly over the U.S. Open after Flavia Pennetta toppled Czech fifth seed Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-4 6-2 to join compatriot Roberta Vinci in the last four.

Sep 9, 2015

Pennetta and Vinci enjoy La Dolce Vita at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Italian flag was waving proudly over the U.S. Open on Wednesday after Flavia Pennetta toppled fifth seed Petra Kvitova to join compatriot Roberta Vinci in the Flushing Meadows semi-finals.

Defying the odds and rankings, 30-somethings Pennetta and Vinci put their names in the record books by becoming the first two Italian women in the Open Era to advance to the last four of a grand slam.

Sep 9, 2015

Tennis-Pennetta and Vinci enjoy La Dolce Vita at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The Italian flag was waving proudly over the U.S. Open on Wednesday after Flavia Pennetta toppled fifth seed Petra Kvitova to join compatriot Roberta Vinci in the Flushing Meadows semi-finals.

Defying the odds and rankings, 30-somethings Pennetta and Vinci put their names in the record books by becoming the first two Italian women in the Open Era to advance to the last four of a grand slam.

Sep 9, 2015

Cool Pannetta upsets Kvitova to return to U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open semi-finals for the second time in three years on Wednesday, outsmarting fifth seed Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-4 6-2 to add to the

Czech’s Flushing Meadows frustration.

The Italian flag will feature prominently in the semi-finals with the 33-year-old Pennetta joined in the last four by 32-year-old compatriot Roberta Vinci, who booked her spot on Tuesday with a victory over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

Sep 9, 2015

Tennis-Cool Pannetta upsets Kvitova to return to U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open semi-finals for the second time in three years on Wednesday, outsmarting fifth seed Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-4 6-2 to add to the Czech’s Flushing Meadows frustration.

The Italian flag will feature prominently in the semi-finals with the 33-year-old Pennetta joined in the last four by 32-year-old compatriot Roberta Vinci, who booked her spot on Tuesday with a victory over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

Sep 9, 2015

Williams sisters add new chapter to ‘greatest story in tennis’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena and Venus Williams added another chapter to what the world number one claims to be greatest story in tennis when she outslugged her sister 6-2 1-6 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

There are few that would disagree with Serena that the Williams sisters’ rise from the hard scrabble streets of Compton to the top of the tennis world is both fascinating and inspiring.

Sep 9, 2015

Tennis-Williams sisters add new chapter to “greatest story in tennis”

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Serena and Venus Williams added another chapter to what the world number one claims to be greatest story in tennis when she outslugged her sister 6-2 1-6 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

There are few that would disagree with Serena that the Williams sisters’ rise from the hard scrabble streets of Compton to the top of the tennis world is both fascinating and inspiring.

Sep 9, 2015

Tennis-Serena trumps sister to keep calendar slam on track

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year grand slam on track, powering past big sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 on a steamy star-studded night at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Serena moved into the semi-finals, just two wins from history, in what proved the toughest test of her four matches.