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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.






Tennis-Brave Peng ignores doctors to chase grand slam dream

Sep 6th 2014
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.






Tennis-Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women's final

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women's final at the U.S. Open.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wozniacki reaches U.S. Open final as injured Peng retires

Sep 6th 2014
* High temperatures, extreme humidity hit Flushing Meadows






Tennis-Djokovic, Federer aim for title showdown at U.S. Open

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams zooms into finals of U.S. Open

Sep 6th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women's final on Friday.






Tennis-Williams zooms into finals of U.S. Open

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women's final on Friday.






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

Sep 5th 2014
Sept 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 17-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-1 6-3 10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Peng Shuai (China) 7-6(1) 4-3 (Peng S retired)






Tennis-Wozniacki reaches U.S. Open final as injured Peng retires

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the U.S. Open final in dramatic fashion on Friday when China's Peng Shuai was forced to retire due to injury, putting the Dane one win away from winning an elusive grand slam title.






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

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Order of play on the showcourts at the U.S. Open on Saturday (prefix denotes seeding):






Tennis-Mirza and Soares win U.S. Open mixed doubles title

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Sania Mirza of India and Brazilian Bruno Soares won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Friday, extended to a sixth championship point by American Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.






Tennis-U.S. Open mixed doubles final result

Sep 5th 2014
Sept 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Final on Friday 1-Sania Mirza/Bruno Soares (India/Brazil) beat Abigail Spears/Santiago Gonzalez (United States/Mexico) 6-1 2-6 11-9






Tennis-Heavyweight coaches ready to lock horns in semis

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Michael Chang versus Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic up against Stefan Edberg would have made an intriguing U.S. Open semi-final line-up when they were in their prime.






Tennis-Federer savours phenomenal fightback against Monfils

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) - With his back to the wall and U.S. Open hopes fading fast, Roger Federer produced one of his most memorable New York performances to haul himself back from the brink and win a thrilling five-setter against mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Federer pulls off great escape to reach semi-finals

Sep 5th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Roger Federer pulled off a great escape by fighting off two match points to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday, keeping his bid for an 18th grand slam on track.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer battles back to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

Sep 5th 2014
* To meet Marin Cilic for place in final (adds Federer quotes)