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NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Flavia Pennetta's dream of a first grand slam final was crushed by Victoria Azarenka's straight sets semi-final win on Friday but the Italian left the U.S. Open still proud of her unexpected run to the last four.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Less than three months after hitting a low when she had to pull out of Wimbledon injured, a determined Victoria Azarenka put herself in prime position to bookend her stellar season with another grand slam title.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A confident Victoria Azarenka will get a chance to avenge last year's U.S. Open final defeat to Serena Williams after the pair came through their semi-finals on Friday to set up a re-match.
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-set knockouts in their respective semi-finals on Friday.
Sept 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 5-Li Na (China) 6-0 6-3 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-4 6-2
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Belarussian veteran Max Mirnyi captured his third U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Friday when he and Czech Andrea Hlavackova beat American Abigail Spears and Mexican Santiago Gonzalez 7-6 (5) 6-3.
Sept 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Final on Friday 7-Andrea Hlavackova/Max Mirnyi (Czech Republic/Belarus) beat Abigail Spears/Santiago Gonzalez (United States/Mexico) 7-6(5) 6-3
MADRID, Sept 6 (Reuters) - John Tomic, father and coach of Australian world number 52 Bernard, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he beat up his son's practice partner in a Madrid street in May, a court said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the U.S. Open and deny fans a dream matchup, while Novak Djokovic stayed the course on Thursday to complete the last four lineup.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka stepped out of compatriot Roger Federer's shadow and into the U.S. Open semi-finals with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 upset of defending champion Andy Murray on Thursday.