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Murray cruises, Venus out


Defending champion Andy Murray put on a US Open late night special, taking out his frustrations with the chaos-causing rain and event schedulers but two-time winner Venus Williams slipped to defeat.

Somdev battles opponent, rain for place in round 2


Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman needed five sets over eight hours between rain delays and a determined foe, but he reached the second round of the US Open on Wednesday with a clutch late performance

Roger Federer rolls into second round at US Open

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New York: Roger Federer made a solid start to his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, advancing to the second round of the US Open by defeating Slovenia's Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
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Favourites begin in style


US Open favourites Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, with 28 Grand Slam titles between them, cruised into the US Open on Monday but 17-time major winner Roger Federer was thwarted by rain.

Schiavone gets hug in Serena trouncing

As she slipped to a 6-0, 6-1 US Open defeat to Serena Williams on Monday, Francesca Schiavone slumped into the arms of a ballboy on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Li Na cruises into second round

Chinese fifth seed Li Na reached the US Open second round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova of Belarus on Monday.

Bartoli on retirement: Never say never

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From the two-handed groundstrokes on each side, to that out-of-nowhere victory at Wimbledon this year to her equally surprising retirement less than two months after that, Marion Bartoli has put her

Nadal, Djokovic eye Murray’s crown


Once the hunter, now the hunted, Andy Murray is braced for an all-out assault on his US Open title from rejuvenated Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic.

Serena, Azarenka lead women’s challenge

World number one Serena Williams enters the US Open as a heavy favorite to defend her title, but second-ranked Victoria Azarenka leads a host of rivals looking to dethrone her.

Paes, Nestor lifts Winston-Salem open trophy

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Winston-Salem (USA): Leander Paes won his first title of the season when he triumphed at the Winston-Salem Open with Canadian Daniel Nestor as the veteran pair defeated Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot

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