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  • 'Second-line' players take center stage for U.S. Open men's final

    Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line. Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this...
  • Novak Djokovic takes next step at U.S. Open with win over Andy Murray

    Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth. Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
  • For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

    For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open
    The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers. Happiness, that is. Certainly...
  • Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again. He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells
    The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early. Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
  • Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003

    Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003
    NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
  • Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks

    If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing. There will be some radical differences in the physical plant,...
  • Venus Williams wins first tennis title since 2012

    Venus Williams wins first tennis title since 2012
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final at the United Arab Emirates. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card,...