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  • Cilic goes from sidelines to US Open final in 12 months

    Cilic goes from sidelines to US Open final in 12 months

    Last year Marin Cilic watched the US Open from home, serving a four-month doping ban for using a banned stimulant he said he had unknowingly taken. On Saturday, the big Croat played the best tennis of his life to upset 17-times grand slam singles...

  • Russians block Hingis return to grand slam winners circle

    Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beat Martin Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6 6-3 6-2 to capture the US Open doubles title, denying the Swiss a return to the Flushing Meadows winner circle for the first time in 16 years. Makarova and...

  • Nishikori makes history

    Nishikori makes history

    Kei Nishikori stunned Novak Djokovic last night to become the first Japanese player ever to reach a grand slam singles final. World number one Djokovic was bidding to reach his fifth consecutive US Open final but Nishikori played superbly to win...

  • Serena and friend Wozniacki reach women’s final

    Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the US Open women’s final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows. Top-seeded Williams overpowered Russian...

  • Federer savours his great fightback against Monfils

    Federer savours his great fightback against Monfils

    With his back to the wall and US Open hopes fading fast, Roger Federer produced one of his most memorable New York performances to haul himself back from the brink and win a thrilling five-setter against mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils late...

  • Hingis after more grand slam hardware

    Martina Hingis is already enshrined in the Tennis Hall of Fame, but the 33-year-old Swiss is zeroing in on more grand slam hardware at the US Open. Hingis, winner of five grand slam singles titles, nine doubles crowns and one mixed doubles title,...

  • Djokovic and Nishikori take long road to semis

    Djokovic and Nishikori take long road to semis

    World number one Novak Djokovic and marathon man Kei Nishikori were forced to take the long road into the last four of the US Open on Wednesday night. Having already played the longest match of the tournament in the fourth round, a bruising...

  • Serena crushes Pennetta to reach last four

    Two-times defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. The world number one lost her first two service...

  • Federer marches on

    Federer marches on

    Roger Federer rolled into the quarter-finals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years while experience finally got the better of youth at the year’s final grand slam. Five-times champion Federer powered his way past Spain’s Roberto Bautista...

  • Wozniacki wallops Errani to reach the semi-finals

    Caroline Wozniacki used her aggressive groundstroke game to near perfection yesterday and pummeled Italy’s Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the semis of the US Open. The 10th seed reached the last four at a grand slam for the first time since 2011 by...

  • Peng beats Swiss teen to reach semi-finals

    Peng beats Swiss teen to reach semi-finals

    Peng Shuai of China advanced to the semi-finals of the U.S. Open by outclassing Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic with a barrage of pinpoint groundstrokes in a 6-2 6-1 rout yesterday. Peng, 28, delivered a master lesson to the 17-year-old Bencic on...

  • Nishikori works late to reach last eight

    Japan’s Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the US Open yesterday, equalling the record for latest match ever played at the year’s final grand slam. Raonic and the 10th...

  • Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

    Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

    Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open on Sunday but Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki marched on through a day of wild weather and upsets. Former world number one Wozniacki had her fourth...

  • Federer to return to Brisbane to start 2015 season

    Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year’s first grand slam at the Australian Open, organisers said. The 33-year-old lost to local favourite Lleyton Hewitt in the final...

  • Men march on but more upsets in women’s draw

    Men march on but more upsets in women’s draw

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the US Open on Saturday but the women’s draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked...

  • Surprises galore for women, men steady

    Surprises galore for women, men steady

    The US Open women’s draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men’s side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year’s final grand slam. The shockwaves began...

  • Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America’s latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again. However, Bellis, who shot from...

  • Winning Wawrinka bristles

    Winning Wawrinka bristles

    Second round action at the U.S. Open began with a shock and ended with some late-night drama as men’s third seed Stan Wawrinka barked at fans before shouting for joy at his 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (1) win over Thomaz Bellucci on Wednesday. The day got off...

  • Malta Juniors Open at Marsa

    The San Michel Juniors Open is considered as the showcase for upcoming tennis players in Malta. This tournament is sanctioned by the Malta Tennis Federation and organized by the Tennis Section of the Marsa Sports Club. The championships are an...

  • Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party at US Open

    Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party at US Open

    Despite boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old at the US Open on Tuesday as all three advanced to the second round. American wild card Catherine...

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