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Aug 27, 2014

Pioneering Peng carries Chinese torch in Li’s absence

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the U.S. Open ablaze on Wednesday, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows.

Long before Li, the current world number three, left her mark on women’s tennis by becoming China’s first grand slam champion, Peng was blazing new trails as the first woman from her country to reach the semi-finals of a Tier One event in 2005.

Aug 27, 2014

Tennis-Pioneering Peng carries Chinese torch in Li’s absence

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the U.S. Open ablaze on Wednesday, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows.

Long before Li, the current world number three, left her mark on women’s tennis by becoming China’s first grand slam champion, Peng was blazing new trails as the first woman from her country to reach the semi-finals of a Tier One event in 2005.

Aug 27, 2014

Federer’s slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, with NBA great Michael Jordan leading the cheering.

A five-time U.S. Open champion, Federer never appeared threatened by Matosevic but the 76th ranked Australian still forced the Swiss maestro to work up a sweat in front of an enthusiastic center court crowd.

Aug 27, 2014

Tennis-Federer’s slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, with NBA great Michael Jordan leading the cheering.

A five-time U.S. Open champion, Federer never appeared threatened by Matosevic but the 76th ranked Australian still forced the Swiss maestro to work up a sweat in front of an enthusiastic center court crowd.

Aug 27, 2014

Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.

Eight American men took the courts at the sprawling U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens with just three left standing, including 13th seed John Isner who was a 7-6 (5) 6-2 7-6 (2) winner over compatriot Marcos Giron.

Aug 27, 2014

Tennis-Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.

Eight American men took the courts at the sprawling U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens with just three left standing, including 13th seed John Isner who was a 7-6 (5) 6-2 7-6 (2) winner over compatriot Marcos Giron.

Aug 26, 2014

Bouchard win brings smile to future face of tennis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard proved again she is a player for the big occasion by powering into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Olga Govortsova on Tuesday, bringing a smile to the player hyped as the future face of women’s tennis.

With one match win from three U.S. open tune-up events, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist had precious little to smile about when she arrived at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 26, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard win brings smile to future face of tennis

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard proved again she is a player for the big occasion by powering into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Olga Govortsova on Tuesday, bringing a smile to the player hyped as the future face of women’s tennis.

With one match win from three U.S. open tune-up events, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist had precious little to smile about when she arrived at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 21, 2014

Williams looking to wave American flag again

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes center stage at New York’s Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

The world number one has always made a point of how special it is to play at home and there is no bigger stage than center court at the U.S. National Tennis Center during the year’s final grand slam.

Aug 21, 2014

Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver’s champion and at different times has laid claim to the world’s fastest man.

The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.