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Tennis-Russians block Hingis return to grand slam winners circle

Sep 7th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beat Martin Hingis and Italy's Flavia Pennetta 2-6 6-3 6-2 to capture the U.S. Open doubles title on Saturday, denying the Swiss a return to the Flushing Meadows winner circle for the first time in 16 years.






Tennis-Cilic goes from sidelines to U.S. Open final in 12 months

Sep 7th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Last year Marin Cilic watched the U.S. Open from home, serving a four-month doping ban for using a banned stimulant he said he had unknowingly taken.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nishikori, Cilic upsets rock U.S. Open

Sep 7th 2014
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.






Tennis-U.S. Open women's doubles final result

Sep 7th 2014
Sept 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the U.S. Open Women's Doubles Final on Saturday 4-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Martina Hingis/Flavia Pennetta (Switzerland/Italy) 2-6 6-3 6-2






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Cilic upsets Federer in second U.S. Open shocker

Sep 7th 2014
* Federer misses opportunity to add to record slam total (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Cilic gives Federer a tennis clinic, says his coach

Sep 7th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6, (Reuters) - Marin Cilic handed Roger Federer "a tennis lesson" in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Saturday, his coach Goran Ivanisevic said.






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

Sep 7th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Order of play on the showcourts at the U.S. Open on Sunday (prefix denotes seeding):






Tennis-Nishikori raises Asian flag with appearance in final

Sep 7th 2014
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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cilic upsets Federer in second U.S. Open shocker

Sep 7th 2014
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.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Marathon man Nishikori stuns Djokovic to reach final

Sep 7th 2014
* Djokovic U.S. Open final streak ends at four (Adds Nishikori quotes, detail)






Tennis-Cilic upsets Federer in second U.S. Open shocker

Sep 7th 2014
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.






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

Sep 7th 2014
Sept 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday 10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 14-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6-3 6-4 6-4






Tennis-'I just wasn't myself', says Djokovic after stunning loss

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semi-final loss to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the U.S. Open on Saturday.






Tennis-Nishikori upsets Djokovic in U.S. Open semi-final

Sep 6th 2014
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.






JAPAN'S KEI NISHIKORI STUNS WORLD NUMBER ONE NOVAK DJOKOVIC IN U.S. OPEN SEMI-FINAL

Sep 6th 2014
JAPAN'S KEI NISHIKORI STUNS WORLD NUMBER ONE NOVAK DJOKOVIC IN U.S. OPEN SEMI-FINAL






Tennis-Paths to the U.S. Open women's singles final

Sep 6th 2014
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






Tennis-Profiles of U.S. Open women's finalists

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 U.S. Open (prefix number denotes seeding):






PREVIEW-Tennis-Williams, Wozniacki put friendship aside in final

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - For Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, there is a time for friendship and a time for business, and business does not get much more serious than a grand slam final.






Tennis-U.S. Open atmosphere strikes a chord with top players

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - When Serena Williams walks out for the U.S. Open final on Sunday, she will do so with her favourite music booming out in the background.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open final

Sep 6th 2014
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.