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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.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Aug 25th 2014
Aug 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 12770 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 10670 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 7490 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5985 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 4765 6 (6) Milos Raonic(Canada) 4225 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4060 8






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Aug 25th 2014
Aug 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9430 2 (2) Simona Halep(Romania) 6310 3 (3) Li Na(China) 6170 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5956 5 (5) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5590 6 (6) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 5335 7 (7)






Tennis-Murray enjoys a break before starting U.S. Open run

Aug 24th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Scotsman Andy Murray said he feels primed for the U.S. Open after a hard week of practice and a little relaxation ahead of the year's last grand slam.






Tennis-Serena plays young Townsend in symbolic US Open opener

Aug 24th 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.






Tennis-New Haven Open women's singles final result

Aug 23rd 2014
Aug 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the New Haven Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-4 6-2






Tennis-Featured matches on Monday's opening day of US Open

Aug 23rd 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Schedule of featured matches on Monday's opening day of the U.S. Open tennis championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center (prefix denotes seeding):






Tennis-Djokovic looks forward to life as a dad

Aug 23rd 2014
NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the U.S. Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.






Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles final result

Aug 23rd 2014
Aug 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Final on Saturday 7-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5






Olympics-Zambia's Siame wins 100m dash at Youth Olympics

Aug 23rd 2014
NANJING, China, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Zambian sprinter Sydney Siame laid claimed to the title of the world's fastest kid when he won the 100 metres final at the Youth Olympics on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori frets over fitness ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 23rd 2014
* Nishikori took three-week injury break earlier this month