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Tennis-Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - 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.

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favourites on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Family man Djokovic ready to focus on U.S. Open

Aug 26th 2014
* Serb looks to new chapter in life, after U.S. Open (Adds quotes, details)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova hands old friend U.S. Open tennis lesson

Aug 26th 2014
Aug 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova found no room for sentiment on Monday to give her old friend Maria Kirilenko a tennis lesson and roll to a 6-4 6-0 win and into the second round of the U.S. Open.






Tennis-Djokovic roars into second round at U.S. Open

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic shrugged off his mediocre run-up to the U.S. Open by outclassing Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-1 6-2 6-4 to close the first day of the U.S. Open on Monday.






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

Aug 26th 2014
Aug 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 30-Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4 Michael Llodra (France) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 6-4 6-3 7-5 Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Bradley Klahn (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1) Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) beat Donald Young (U






Tennis-Sharapova surges past compatriot Kirilenko

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-0 and into the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Aug 26th 2014
Aug 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-4 6-0 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 2-6 6-3 6-3 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Ksenia Pervak (Russia) 6-2 3-6 7-5 Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) beat Duan Yingying (China) 2-6 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy U.S. Open

Aug 26th 2014
* Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka cruises to victory






UPDATE 25-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Aug 26th 2014
Aug 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 2-6 6-3 6-3 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Ksenia Pervak (Russia) 6-2 3-6 7-5 Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) beat Duan Yingying (China) 2-6 6-2 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-3 6-2 31-Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat A






Tennis-Evergreen Federer set to open bid for 18th grand slam win

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - For Roger Federer, winning grand slams is like riding a bike. Once you know how to do it, you can do it again.






UPDATE 17-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

Aug 26th 2014
Aug 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 6-2 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 16-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-4 6-3 6-4 Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1) Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kazakhstan) beat James McGee






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray survives cramping drama to avoid early exit

Aug 26th 2014
* Will face Germany's Matthias Bachinger in second round (Recasts, adds quotes)






Tennis-Venus turns back clock in win over evergreen Date-Krumm

Aug 26th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Venus Williams may be in her 20th year as a professional but on Monday she was cast in the role of whipper-snapper when she edged out 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round of the U.S. Open.






Tennis-Murray and Williams make hard work in heat at U.S. Open

Aug 25th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.






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

Aug 25th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the show courts for the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday (prefix denotes seeding):






Tennis-Murray passes Dutch test in physical start to U.S. Open

Aug 25th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Former champion Andy Murray survived a dramatic bout of body cramp to beat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 (6) 1-6 7-5 and hobble into the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday.






Tennis-Second seed Halep survives scary start at U.S. Open

Aug 25th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Second seed Simona Halep survived a scare at the U.S. Open by overtaking American wild card Danielle Collins 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-2 in Monday's opening center court match.






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

Aug 25th 2014
Aug 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) leads Maria Kirilenko (Russia) Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) leads 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) leads Ksenia Pervak (Russia) Duan Yingying (China) leads Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) leads Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) Aleksandra Wozniak (Ca






Tennis-Lendl opens up on Murray split

Aug 25th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (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.