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  • Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits. Eight American men took the courts at the sprawling U.S. National...
  • Serena easily dispatches fellow 18-year-old Townsend

    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years. This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open. Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...
  • Bouchard win brings smile to future face of tennis

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard proved again she is a player for the big occasion by powering into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Olga Govortsova on Tuesday, bringing a smile to the player hyped as the future face...
  • Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

    Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect
    NEW YORK -- Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her U.S. Open campaign with a bang, blasting by Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round. The 20-year-old, pigtailed Bouchard, the only woman to...
  • Volatile Kyrgios blasts into second round of U.S. Open

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios used a lot of firepower, a hair-trigger temper and a thundering serve to upset Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in his opening match at the U.S. Open on Monday. The 19-year-old Kyrgios came within one code...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
  • Venus Williams (age 34) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (43) refresh U.S. Open

    The age-is-just-a-number cliche got a nice boost Monday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Venus Williams, 34, struggled through a three-set match to beat Kimiko Date-Krumm, soon to be 44. No oxygen masks were needed. The players did not come out...
  • Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open

    Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
  • The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win

    The U.S. Open: tennis, the American way, if not an American win
    This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup. Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....
  • Lendl opens up on Murray split

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ivan Lendl has opened up about splitting with Andy Murray, citing extra family commitments and the difficulty of matching the emotional high of the Briton's grand slam breakthroughs as factors in his decision. The 54-year-old, who...
  • Julie Heldman helped open up women's tennis

    Julie Heldman helped open up women's tennis
    Julie Heldman will turn on the TV set often the next two weeks. At home in Santa Monica, she will watch, as always, with nostalgia and amazement, as the U.S. Open tennis tournament unfolds. "Every shot, they hit all out," she says. "I marvel at that....