| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Two-time defending champion Serena Williams got off to a sluggish start before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
The top seed will meet Russian 17th seed Ekaterina...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Like the mailmen, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic went about their appointed rounds with efficient delivery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament here Monday.
It was Labor Day, and many of the players, fighting through physical distress in the heat...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova made her best mark in grand slam singles by outslugging Victoria Azarenka, the U.S. Open runner-up the last two years, 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka overcame an inspired challenge from qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-4 6-4 on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.
Azarenka, who began the year as world...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and Novak Djokovic reached his 22nd in a row with victories in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.
Williams defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-3, 6-3, to keep her...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:18 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years.
This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open.
Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:31 PM
NEW HAVEN — Maybe it's not so much of an advantage to get the No. 1 seed at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament.
Tuesday night marked the third consecutive year that the top seed lost in her opening match at New Haven. Magdalena Rybarikova of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Things are going well for Petra Kvitova. She won Wimbledon for the second time in July. She just signed a contract with IMG Worldwide, joining the likes of Maria Sharapova and Li Na. And she's gearing up to play in the U.S. Open next month.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
NEW HAVEN — When Simona Halep was asked Sunday who her toughest opponent is, the answer came quickly and without hesitation.
"Maria Sharapova," Halep said. "She's beat me five times already."
Sharapova won't be in New Haven this week. She'll...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:10 PM
7 a.m. Soccer: Exhibition: Borussia Dortmund at Liverpool.--NBCSN
9 a.m. NFL preseason: Green Bay at Tennessee (d.).--NFL Net.
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
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| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday at Montreal, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Lucie Safarova, 7-5, 6-4.
On Friday, Williams will play Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-1, 6-0 winner over American qualifier Shelby Rogers....
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open.
The left-handed American arrived at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open on a four-match losing streak. He was 10-13 this season....