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Serena, Cilic ruled upset-filled Open

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Serena Williams was expected to capture the U.S. Open title. Marin Cilic … not so much. Order was restored on the ladies’ side when Serena dominated in New York for two weeks to grab a third straight and Open-era-record-tying sixth overall U.S. Open title in her fourth straight final there. ... Read More »

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 »

Djokovic returns to the top

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite being ranked No. 2 in the world a few weeks ago, Novak Djokovic was installed as the top seed at Wimbledon and did not disappoint at the latest fortnight. He killed two birds with one stone (or is it ball?) at The Championships, as he avoided losing in a ... Read More »

Djokovic outlasts Federer for second Wimbledon crown

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Novak Djokovic captured the Wimbledon title for the second time and denied Roger Federer a piece of history on Sunday at the All England Club. Djokovic dropped the first set in the blockbuster final and failed to serve it out in the fourth, but recovered to earn a 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-4 victory. ... Read More »