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Tennis-Halep eases into second round at U.S. Open

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep followed the same express path into the second round of the U.S. Open as Serena Williams, advancing 6-2 3-0 after New Zealand's Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury on Tuesday.








Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Sept 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-2 3-0 (Erakovic retired) Johanna Konta (Britain) beat Louisa Chirico (U.S.) 6-3 6-0








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal flashes old form in win over Coric

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.








UPDATE 4-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Sept 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 8-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Joao Souza (Brazil) 6-1 6-1 6-1 Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2 6-4 26-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-2 6-2 6-4 Martin Kliz








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Sept 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Vitalia Diatchenko (Russia) 6-0 2-0 (Diatchenko retired) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-4 6-3 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-2 7-5 31-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-4 7-5 Magda Linette (Poland) beat Urszula Radwanska (Po








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

Sep 1st 2015
* Serb says 'couldn't ask' for better start to U.S. Open (Adds quotes)








Tennis-Paire parlays fun approach into upset of Nishikori

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory over 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan on Monday.








Tennis-U.S. Open order of play on Tuesday

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the U.S. Open on Tuesday (prefix numbers denotes seeding):








Tennis-Federer launches U.S. Open bid against Mayer

Sep 1st 2015
Aug 31 (Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.








UPDATE 28-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-4 6-3 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-2 7-5 31-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-4 7-5 Magda Linette (Poland) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 7-6(3) 6-1 23-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-4 6-7(7) 6-








UPDATE 24-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 1st 2015
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Joao Souza (Brazil) 6-1 6-1 6-1 Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2 6-4 26-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-2 6-2 6-4 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 3-0 (Mayer retired) 27-Jeremy C








Tennis-Ones wild for Djokovic as he races to first round win

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday's first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.








Tennis-Nishikori, Ivanovic out as U.S. Open starts with upsets

Sep 1st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori was back in the U.S. Open spotlight on Monday but for all the wrong reasons as last year's runner-up headlined a day of first-round upsets at Flushing Meadows.








Tennis-Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.








Tennis-Defending champion Cilic advances in straight sets

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic made a strong start in defense of his U.S. Open title by powering past Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in Monday's opening day at the U.S. Open.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori out of U.S. Open in first-round stunner

Aug 31st 2015
* Nishikori was considered one of the tournament favourites (Adds quotes, detail)








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ivanovic ousted in U.S. Open first-round upset

Aug 31st 2015
* Cibulkova to play qualifier Jessica Pegula in second round (Adds quotes)








Tennis-Nishikori falls in first round upset at U.S. Open

Aug 31st 2015
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the first hurdle, falling 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire.