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NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic rocked the tennis world with stunning back-to-back U.S. Open semi-final upsets on Saturday, sending two all-time greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A pioneering Kei Nishikori blazed a new trail for Japanese tennis with a shock win over world number one Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open on Saturday, becoming the first man from Asia to book a place in a grand slam final.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of shocking semi-finals by upsetting 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic completed a set of sensationally shocking semi-finals by upsetting 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese player to reach a grand slam men's singles final when he beat top-seeded, world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Paths to the final in the women's singles at the U.S. Open (prefix denotes seedings): 1-Serena Williams 1st round: beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.) 6-3 6-1 2nd round: beat Vania King (U.S.) 6-1 6-0 3rd round: beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 4th round: Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 6-3 6-3 Quarter-finals: 11-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-3 6-2 Semi-finals: 17-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-1 6-3 Total games played: 98 Won-lost: 72-26 Sets won-lost: 12-0 Total time on court: six
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the U.S. Open women's final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Suffering from heat illness and cramps, a brave Peng Shuai ignored doctor's advice and returned to a baking court determined to complete her U.S. Open semi-final on Friday - only to have her grand slam dream end in agony.