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  • Nothing left for me to prove, says Kerber

    Nothing left for me to prove, says Kerber

    Newly-crowned world no.1 Angelique Kerber has nothing left to prove after clinching the US Open for a second grand slam this year and securing a place in the record books, the German said yesterday. The 28-year-old became the oldest player to rise...

  • CAS set to rule on Sharapova appeal in October

    A decision on former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova’s appeal against a two-year doping ban will be issued in the first week of next month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday. Five-times grand slam winner Sharapova,...

  • Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

    Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets

    Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the US Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his career. The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated...

  • Kerber begins reign as no.1 with US Open title

    Kerber begins reign as no.1 with US Open title

    Germany’s Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the US Open final and claim her second grand slam title of the year. Kerber, who officially takes...

  • Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final vs Djokovic

    Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final vs Djokovic

    Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows to set up a US Open final against world no.1 Novak Djokovic. The third-seeded Swiss took a while to get untracked as 2014 US...

  • Kerber celebrates no.1 by reaching the final

    Kerber celebrates no.1 by reaching the final

    Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to the number one ranking with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to advance to tonight’s US Open final. The German left-hander was assured of becoming...

  • Kei Nishikori savours revenge against Murray

    Kei Nishikori savours revenge against Murray

    Kei Nishikori is calm and quiet on court and a paragon of sportsmanship, but the Japanese enjoyed taking revenge against Andy Murray at the US Open on Wednesday. Nishikori had lost seven of eight of their previous matches before his impressive 1-6...

  • TIU investigates irregular betting on US Open match

    The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is looking into a first-round match at the US Open after irregular betting patterns were detected but the USTA said it was confident nothing nefarious had taken place. The alert came after Swiss 15th seed Timea...

  • Djokovic is through after another opponent retires

    Djokovic is through after another opponent retires

    Novak Djokovic’s strange US Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3 6-2. Tsonga took a medical time-out during the changeover at 5-2 of...

  • Wozniacki beats injured Sevastova to make SFs

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi-finals of the US Open with a ruthless 6-0 6-2 win over injured Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Sevastova, the first Latvian to reach a grand slam quarter-final, saw her hopes come to an end...

  • Murray makes quick work of Dimitrov

    Murray makes quick work of Dimitrov

    It was Labour Day holiday in the United States on Monday but Andy Murray came to Arthur Ashe Stadium ready to work, demolishing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. With the year’s final grand slam entering its...

  • Serena storms into the quarters

    Serena Williams stormed into the US Open quarter-finals in record-smashing style by easing past Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 6-3 to claim her record 308th grand slam match win. The world number one needed just 68 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Ana Ivanovic (picture, right) has brought an early end to her season to address wrist and toe problems. The former world number one has had a very disappointing year, winning just 15 matches and slipping from 16th in the rankings to 31st.

  • Djokovic shakes off the rust, shrugs off Edmund

    Djokovic shakes off the rust, shrugs off Edmund

    Top seed Novak Djokovic has been starved of competitive action at the US Open but on Sunday the world number one feasted on unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund in a 6-2 6-1 6-4 romp that put him into the quarter-finals. Djokovic had a second-round...

  • Kerber closes in on the no.1 slot

    Angelique Kerber won a battle of grand slam champions when the second seed powered her way into the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 6-3 7-5 win over Petra Kvitova. By reaching the last eight Kerber has put herself in position to end Serena...

  • Frustrated Murray finds way past pesky Lorenzi

    Frustrated Murray finds way past pesky Lorenzi

    Flummoxed and frustrated by wily veteran Paolo Lorenzi for two sets, second seed Andy Murray changed tactics and beat the 34-year-old Italian at his own game to advance to the US Open fourth round. Murray was moping and muttering to himself as he...

  • Venus takes the next step to a possible sisters’ SF showdown

    Venus takes the next step to a possible sisters’ SF showdown

    Venus Williams moved within two wins of a possible sisterly showdown with Serena in the semi-finals of the US Open by beating German 26th seed Laura Siegemund to reach the fourth round. Williams came up big on the critical points to make quick...

  • Nadal fist-pumps way into last 16

    Nadal fist-pumps way into last 16

    Fourth seed Rafa Nadal showed he is healthy and ready to challenge for a third US Open title as he rolled into the last 16 at Flushing Meadows on Friday with a fist-pumping 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov. Erasing any lingering...

  • Queen Serena downs King, blasting 13 aces indoors

    Queen Serena downs King, blasting 13 aces indoors

    After 17 trips to Flushing Meadows and six US Open titles Serena Williams did something on Thursday she had never done before – win a match indoors. With the new high-tech retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium slammed shut because of...

  • Nadal completes ‘roof’ double at US Open

    Nadal completes ‘roof’ double at US Open

    Rafa Nadal boasted after his first-round US Open match that he had a video recording of being the first player to hit a ball in practice under the new roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Wednesday, the fourth-seeded Spaniard achieved the double as he...

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