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Serena, Kvitova, Azarenka cruise; Ivanovic exits U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – Five-time champion Serena Williams, Wimbledon titlist Petra Kvitova and two-time Big Apple runner-up Victoria Azarenka eased into the third round, while eighth seed Ana Ivanovic was a second-round upset victim Thursday at the U.S. Open. The world No. 1 and two-time reigning U.S. Open titlist Williams flattened fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 in 56 ... Read More »

Halep rolls; Radwanska upset at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – French Open runner-up Simona Halep was an easy winner, while fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was sent packing Wednesday in the second round at the U.S. Open. The Romanian star Halep whipped Slovak Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-1 in 56 minutes on a very hot Day 2 in New York. Halep has reached at least the quarterfinals ... Read More »

Kvitova, Bouchard, Ivanovic advance at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard and former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic were easy first-round victors Tuesday at the U.S. Open. The hot third-seeded Czech slugger Kvitova has now won her last eight Grand Slam matches after flattening helpless Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-0 in 54 minutes at Ashe Stadium. Kvitova ... Read More »

Sharapova, Venus advance at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – Former champions Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the first-round winners Monday at the U.S. Open. Second-seeded Simona Halep and fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska also advanced on the first day of play at the year’s fourth Grand Slam, as did former world No. 1 and U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki. There wasn’t much drama in ... Read More »

Djokovic, Murray, Sharapova, Venus on Day 1 slate at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – Former champions Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams highlight the opening day of play Monday at the 2014 U.S. Open. Djokovic captured his lone U.S. Open title in 2011 and has lost in the final each of the last two years. He fell to Rafael Nadal in last year’s final, but the ... Read More »

Pain-free Woods says he’ll play in PGA Championship

Louisville, KY ( – Tiger Woods says he’s pain-free and planning to play in the PGA Championship, which starts Thursday. Woods ended speculation about his plans for the season’s fourth major when he showed up at Valhalla Golf Club for a practice round on Wednesday afternoon — just three days after withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with back spasms. After ... Read More »

Kaymer wraps up US Open in Dominating Fashion

Pinehurst, NC ( – Martin Kaymer posted his third under par round of the week on Sunday and cruised to an 8-stroke win at the 114th U.S. Open Championship. Kaymer’s lead dipped to four on the front nine, but birdies at 13 and 14 pushed him eight clear of the field. He poured in a par putt on the 18th ... Read More »