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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 »

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 »

Peng reaches U.S. Open Semis

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – China’s Peng Shuai secured a berth in her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal with a big victory Tuesday at the U.S. Open. The 27-year-old Peng leveled upstart 17-year-old Swiss and fellow non-seed Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in 63 minutes on a steamy day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Peng tallied four service ... Read More »

Serena charges into U.S. Open quarters

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Five-time champion Serena Williams was an easy fourth-round winner Monday at the U.S. Open. The world No. 1 superstar won her 18th straight match in New York and reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of 2014 with a workmanlike 6-3, 6-3 handling of Estonian slugger Kaia Kanepi in 64 minutes at Ashe Stadium on Labor ... Read More »

Wozniacki upsets Sharapova at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki upset former champion Maria Sharapova on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki was a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 winner over the fifth-seeded Russian at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Sharapova won this event in 2006. Wozniacki, who lost in the finals here to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and made ... Read More »

Djokovic, Murray advance at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were among the winners Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open. Djokovic, the 2011 winner at Flushing Meadows and reigning Wimbledon champion, needed a mere 86 minutes in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 rout of American Sam Querrey at Ashe Stadium, while Murray, the 2012 U.S. Open ... Read More »