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Cilic captures U.S. Open title

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Croat Marin Cilic whipped Japan’s Kei Nishikori in Monday’s lopsided men’s final at the U.S. Open. The 14th-seeded big-serving Cilic handled the 10th-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to capture his first Grand Slam title in his first major final. The 25-year-old Cilic, who missed last year’s U.S. Open while serving a doping ban, is the ... Read More »

Serena wins sixth U.S. Open title

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to capture her sixth U.S. Open title on Sunday. The top-seeded Williams had early exits at the previous three Grand Slams this year, but didn’t drop a set en route a three-peat at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She lost in the fourth round of ... Read More »

Nishikori, Cilic stun former champs, will meet in U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kei Nishikori of Japan and Marin Cilic of Croatia will do battle in the men’s final at the U.S. Open. Yes, you heard me right. The aforementioned unlikely heroes stunned 2011 winner Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday. Nishikori and Cilic will face off in the finals on Monday. ... Read More »

Serena, Wozniacki to clash in U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Current world No. 1 Serena Williams and former top-ranked star Caroline Wozniacki will decide the 2014 women’s champion at the U.S. Open. The reigning two-time U.S. Open titlist Williams flattened 17th-seeded Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in one hour on Friday. Makarova, who had yet to lose a set at this year’s Open, was ... Read More »

Wozniacki reaches 2nd U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Caroline Wozniacki landed in her second U.S. Open final on Friday when China’s Peng Shuai was forced to retire from their semifinal match on another hot day in New York City. The 10th-seeded former world No. 1 star Wozniacki was leading the unseeded Peng 7-6 (7-1), 4-3 (30-40) when the Chinese player left the court ... Read More »

Federer rallies past Monfils to reach U.S. Open semis

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chalk up another majestic victory for the great Roger Federer at the U.S. Open. Federer rallied from two sets down, staved off two match points and ousted upset-minded Gael Monfils in a five-set thriller Thursday night in an instant classic at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Monfils had the Swiss legend on the ... Read More »

Mighty Bryans reach 6th U.S. Open doubles final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Twin brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan secured a berth in their sixth U.S. Open doubles final. Thursday’s first semifinal at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center saw the 36-year-old siblings outlast an unseeded tandem of fellow Americans Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The Bryans owns a record 15 Grand ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: InfraScanner – Concussion Awareness and Advocacy Tool

By Janine McGowan, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Last season, a 16-year-old New York prep football player died following a helmet-to-helmet collision. Damon Janes walked to the sidelines, collapsed and was taken to a local hospital. After 3 hours, a CT scan showed bleeding in his brain and he was then transported to a trauma hospital which was 2 ... Read More »

Djokovic battles past Murray to reach U.S. Open semis

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-seeded Novak Djokovic earned a hard-fought victory over eighth-seeded Andy Murray to secure a spot in the semifinal of the U.S. Open. Djokovic, who now leads Murray 13-8 all-time in their matches at the ATP tour level, defeated the Brit, 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday in just over 3 1/2 hours. Murray ... Read More »

Makarova ousts Azarenka to reach U.S. Open semis

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Russian Ekaterina Makarova secured a berth in her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal with a mild upset over two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka at the U.S. Open. The 17th-seeded Makarova doused Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour, 27 minutes at Ashe Stadium. The Belarusian star Azarenka piled up six double faults and was broken four times on ... Read More »