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NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is on the brink of a crowning achievement in tennis, but as far as several top analysts are concerned, the 33-year-old American has already established herself as the greatest women's player ever.
Aug 28 (Reuters) - List of U.S. Open women's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968). 2014 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 6-3 2013 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 7-5 6-7 6-1 2012 Serena Williams beat Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 2011 Sam Stosur (Australia) beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 2010 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-2 6-1 2009 Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 7-5 6-3 2008 Serena Will
Aug 28 (Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova ended Lesia Tsurenko's giant-killing run at the Connecticut Open in New Haven after fending off late resistance with a hard-fought 6-2 7-6(4) victory in the semi-finals on Friday.
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) beat 6-Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-3 6-2 2-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 8-Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-2 7-6(1) 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) walkover Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2
Aug 27 (Reuters) - Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine assumed the role of giant-killer on Thursday as she upset fifth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Connecticut Open in New Haven.
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 13-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) walkover Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Serena Williams said on Thursday she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Serena Williams must navigate a heavily American quarter of the draw including sister Venus to complete a calendar sweep of the four grand slams, while two sensational quarter-finals loom on the men's side after Thursday's U.S. Open draw.
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has sounded a philosophical note about a season well below his accustomed standard of excellence, but the 29-year-old Spaniard insists the fire is still burning.