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Serena Williams loses US Open semifinal & World No. 1 rating
Powerful Czech star Karolina Pliskova has shocked the tennis world by beating US Open favorite Serena Williams at the semifinal stage on Thursday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kerber celebrates No. 1 by reaching US Open final
Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to the number one ranking with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to Saturday's US Open final.
75 points by | Serena Williams Grand Slam Martina Hingis US Open Steffi Graf The Championships Wimbledon Justine Henin Australian Open
Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis
For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh US Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskovaon Thursday that also ended her long reign as world number one.
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Time stands still for no one — not even Serena Williams
Superwoman is only human, after all. It wasn’t Kryptonite that derailed Serena Williams in Thursday night’s Open semifinal, but rather a combination of Karolina Pliskova’s formidable game and her own wounded knee that did in the tournament’s — if not the sport’s — marquee attraction. One round short of the final, again, one year after...
37 points by New York Post | Grand Slam The Championships Wimbledon 2010 Australian Open Billie Jean King US Open WTA Tour Championships Lindsay Davenport Venus Williams
Injured Serena Williams stunned in U.S. Open semifinals
By Adam Zagoria, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- History repeated itself for Serena Williams, and not in a good way.
-1 points by UPI | US Open Serena Williams Grand Slam Martina Hingis Australian Open Steffi Graf The Championships Wimbledon Monica Seles
Upset! Serena Williams falls in U.S. Open semifinals
NEW YORK – For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’s bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd Grand Slam championship, another record. And her 3-ye...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Grand Slam Serena Williams Martina Hingis Steffi Graf 2010 Australian Open The Championships Wimbledon US Open Australian Open
Stunned, again: Williams exits U.S. Open semis
Serena Williams was upset in the U.S. Open semifinals for the second year in a row, beaten by 10th-seeded Pliskova        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Serena Williams Martina Hingis Tennis US Open The Championships Wimbledon 2010 Australian Open 2008 French Open Grand Slam
Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova in U.S. Open semifinals
Karolina Pliskova beat top-ranked Serena Williams to reach her first career Grand Slam final.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Caroline Wozniacki 2010 Australian Open US Open Martina Hingis Marion Bartoli Elena Dementieva
Serena Williams stunned in U.S. Open semifinal
Karolina Pliskova beat top-ranked Serena Williams to reach her first career Grand Slam final.         
4906 points by Arizona Republic | Kim Clijsters Serena Williams 2010 Australian Open US Open Steffi Graf Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport Grand Slam
Talented US teen backed by two of tennis’ biggest names
Billie Jean King and Rosie Casals have teamed up again — to try to develop a 16-year-old prodigy from Arizona, Taylor Johnson, who is competing this week at the U.S. Open Junior singles and doubles events. The King-Casals tandem won seven Grand Slam doubles titles. Now they are heavily involved with trying to develop Johnson’s...
-1 points by New York Post | Tennis Billie Jean King Grand Slam US Open Mobile phone Margaret Court Virginia Wade Maria Bueno
Karolina Pliskova blows by Serena Williams to make U.S. Open finals
At her best, Serena Williams is the most dominant female tennis player on the planet. Her mixture of power and touch, along with her long and intimidating resume, permits her to dominate her peers. But Williams was far from her best on Thursday night at the U.S. Open, facing an opponent Karolina...
59 points by Los Angeles Times | Serena Williams 2010 Australian Open US Open Grand Slam Caroline Wozniacki Marion Bartoli Elena Dementieva 2009 WTA Tour Championships
Serena Williams Loses Bid for 23rd Major and Her No. 1 Ranking
Williams lost to Karolina Pliskova and second-ranked Angelique Kerber will ascend to the top spot. Williams also remains tied with Steffi Graf with 22 major titles in the Open era.
1072 points by The New York Times | US Open Tennis Grand Slam Serena Williams Justine Henin Australian Open Martina Hingis Venus Williams
Serena Williams upset in US Open semis for 2nd year in a row
Serena Williams was upset in the U.S. Open semifinals for the second year in a row, beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Thursday night.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Serena Williams Kim Clijsters Martina Hingis 2009 WTA Tour Samantha Stosur 2010 Australian Open US Open Lisa Raymond
Serena Williams knocked out of U.S. Open with 6-2, 7-6 (5) semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams knocked out of U.S. Open with 6-2, 7-6 (5) semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. New York City 2010 Australian Open US Open Serena Williams Grand Slam Elena Dementieva Venus Williams
Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova in U.S. Open semifinal
Karolina Pliskova, who is 24, reaches the first Grand Slam final of her career.         
4906 points by Arizona Republic | US Open Grand Slam Martina Hingis 2010 Australian Open Arthur Ashe Serena Williams Caroline Wozniacki Australian Open
Serena Williams goes down in straight sets in US Open shocker
For the second straight year chasing history at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams crashed and burned in the semifinals. A sluggish Williams couldn’t solve Karolina Pliksova’s serve and she double-faulted on match point in the tiebreaker as No. 11 seed Pliksova moved to the Open finals in a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) straight-set stunner in 1...
81 points by New York Post | Serena Williams Tennis Grand Slam Justine Henin Australian Open Martina Hingis The Championships Wimbledon US Open
USTA: Miami Open move to Orlando campus possible in future
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. Tennis Association official says it is "within the realm of possibility" that the joint ATP-WTA tournament in Key Biscayne could move at some point in the future to the new USTA National Campus in Florida. Kurt Kamperman, the USTA's chief executive for community tennis, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Tennis Billie Jean King US Open Florida Grand Slam Tennis court Women's Tennis Association The Championships Wimbledon
US Open has no-summonses policy for public drinking, peeing
It’s advantage, drunk tennis fans at this year’s US Open. Parks Department officers are under strict orders not to issue summonses for public drinking, urination and other offenses around Arthur Ashe Stadium so as not to spoil the fun for tournament-goers, it was revealed Thursday. In the past, Parks Enforcement Patrol officers usually wrote hundreds...
47 points by New York Post | US Open Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe Stadium Grand Slam Tennis Australian Open Jimmy Connors New York City
Clijsters, Roddick nominated for tennis hall of fame
NEWPORT, R.I. — Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick are the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees in the recent player category for the class of 2017.The hall announced Thursday who is on the ballot.Clijsters, one of six women to be ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles, won four Grand Slam singles titles — three at the U.S. Open, one at the Australian Open — and two major trophies in doubles. When she came out of retirement and won the 2009 U.S. Open in her third tournament back, she was the first mother to collect a major title since 1980.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Tennis The Championships Wimbledon Venus Williams Andre Agassi Roger Federer Grand Slam US Open Men's major golf championships
Video proof that Caroline Wozniacki’s belly button is off limits
If you should ever get so close to Caroline Wozniacki, stay away from her navel. In newly released outtakes from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue photo shoot, the tennis beauty admits she isn’t too comfortable with airbrushers painting so close to her midsection. “They are about to spray straight into my navel, so I have...
9 points by New York Post | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Marion Bartoli 2009 US Open Caroline Wozniacki Sports Illustrated Serena Williams Navel US Open
Tennis all-stars lined up for Barclays Center premiere
The tennis will move from Queens to Brooklyn when Barclays Center hosts its first tennis event in January. John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Jim Courier will compete in a four-man singles tournament on Jan. 7 as part of the PowerShares QQQ Cup, according to Barclays Center officials. It’s the most prestigious tennis battle in Brooklyn...
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Serena squares off with a different sister
Serena and Venus Williams have defined tennis this century, but they are not the only successful double act in the women's game.
193 points by CNN | Tennis Serena Williams 2010 Australian Open Grand Slam Australian Open Venus Williams The Championships Wimbledon US Open
Gong Show: After let call, Murray loses at Open; Serena wins
NEW YORK — Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.Whether or not the gong-like sound, and chair umpire Marija Cicak's let ruling, was the reason that Nishikori wound up coming back to win 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday, it surely will be what's most remembered about the back-and-forth, 4-hour match.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Juan Martín del Potro 2008 ATP Tour 2010 Australian Open Roger Federer Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray James Blake US Open
No all-Williams U.S. Open rematch: Venus out; Serena gets No. 308
NEW YORK – Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. In the end, she couldn’t quite get past a woman a dozen years younger and who had never won before at this stage of a Grand Slam tournament.Williams failed to convert a match point and lost, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3),...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | US Open Grand Slam Roger Federer 2010 Australian Open Serena Williams The Championships Wimbledon Australian Open 2009 Wimbledon Championships
Djokovic into semis after another opponent retires
Novak Djokovic's strange US Open took another bizarre turn as he advanced to the semi-finals on Tuesday when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3, 6-2.
2 points by | Tennis Arthur Ashe Andy Roddick US Open Gaël Monfils Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Monfils tops Nadal’s conqueror to reach Open SF; Kerber wins
NEW YORK – For years, the book on Gael Monfils was that he was supremely talented, yes – and also more interested in producing an entertaining display that an effective one.Sure made for good videos, all those parallel-to-the-court dives or 360-degree smashes or racket-between-the-legs shots.What th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Rafael Nadal US Open 2009 Australian Open Tennis 2010 Australian Open Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Grand Slam Novak Djokovic
Retractable roof by Detroit firm tops U.S. Open stadium
Detroit’s Rossetti Architects designed innovative retractable roof for U.S. Open        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Arthur Ashe Tennis US Open Arthur Ashe Stadium Imperial units Retractable roof Jimmy Connors Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
Doubles stars Bob and Mike Bryan defeated in U.S. Open quarterfinals
Feliciano Lopez— the elegant Spaniard fondly known as “F-Lo”— replaced an old memory with a new one on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. Lopez said his best match on the famed Louis Armstrong Stadium court was a loss decided by a tiebreak in the fourth set to Andy Murray of Britain in 2012. “Before today,”...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Grand Slam Australian Open Bob Bryan Bob and Mike Bryan Tennis Mike Bryan US Open The Championships Wimbledon
Gael Monfils puts on a show in reaching his first U.S. Open semifinal, will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic next
The Showman cometh, and the Showman goeth. It is becoming obvious Gael Monfils can win tennis matches in either guise. Monfils reached his first U.S. Open semifinal with a controlled and measured performance against his French countryman Lucas Pouille, winning, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Rafael Nadal Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2009 Australian Open Novak Djokovic Tennis US Open 2010 Australian Open Gaël Monfils
Despite great US Open run, Wozniacki mulling retirement
If this is the farewell tour for Caroline Wozniacki, it’s been a beauty. And it could get even sweeter for Sweet Caroline. With an advantageous draw for an unseeded player and a twisted ankle from her opponent, Wozniacki marched effortlessly into the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-2 rout in 65 minutes over Latvia’s hobbled Anastasija...
4 points by New York Post | US Open Serena Williams Caroline Wozniacki Marion Bartoli 2010 Australian Open 2009 WTA Tour 2009 WTA Tour Championships 2008 French Open
After let call, Murray loses to Nishikori at Open
NEW YORK – Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.Whether or not the gong-like sound, and chair umpire...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Roger Federer 2008 ATP Tour Tennis Juan Martín del Potro US Open The Championships Wimbledon Grand Slam James Blake
Williams fights off Halep to reach US Open semi-finals
Simona Halep did something no one else was able to do against Serena Williams at the US Open on Wednesday but still could not stop the world number one from advancing to the semi-finals of the year's final grand slam.
201 points by | Steffi Graf Grand Slam Tennis Monica Seles US Open Martina Hingis Australian Open Margaret Court
Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semis
Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the US Open semi-finals.
2 points by | US Open Juan Martín del Potro Arthur Ashe Tennis Roger Federer Grand Slam Game The Championships Wimbledon
Kei Nishikori, Serena Williams win thrillers in U.S. Open quarterfinals
They gave the people what they wanted and needed on an often mesmerizing day and night of tennis at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Two enthralling matches pushed two proud champions — Andy Murray and Serena Williams —  to the brink, requiring a decisive set in both contests and testing their bodies...
149 points by Los Angeles Times | US Open Roger Federer Tennis Juan Martín del Potro Grand Slam Australian Open Arthur Ashe The Championships Wimbledon
Upset by noise-caused let, Murray loses to Nishikori at Open
NEW YORK — Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena's speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a riveting U.S. Open quarterfinal Wednesday.Murray, the No. 2 seed and 2012 champion at Flushing Meadows, disagreed with chair umpire Marija Cicak's decision to immediately halt things when play was interrupted by a sound similar to what a gong might make. It happened with Murray already up two sets to one and holding a second break point at 1-all in the fourth.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Juan Martín del Potro 2008 ATP Tour 2010 Australian Open Roger Federer Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray James Blake US Open
Karolina Pliskova rolls past Konjuh, into US Open semifinals
NEW YORK — Karolina Pliskova came into the U.S. Open with the dubious distinction of being the only woman currently ranked in the top 20 never to make a Grand Slam round of 16.She's now blown past that milestone, routing 18-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes Wednesday to reach the semifinals.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Juan Martín del Potro 2008 ATP Tour 2010 Australian Open Roger Federer Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray James Blake US Open
Serena, Wozniacki, Bouchard land in SI's swimsuit issue
It’s game, set, match in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.
252 points by Daily News | Anna Kournikova Martina Hingis Kim Clijsters US Open Serena Williams Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport Family Circle Cup
ESPN fired me for ‘guerrilla’ comment on Venus Williams: suit
LOS ANGELES — A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Tuesday for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams’ aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.” He apologized for his...
89 points by New York Post | The Championships Wimbledon Andre Agassi Grand Slam Venus Williams Tennis Roger Federer Australian Open US Open
Fired for Venus Williams remark, commentator Doug Adler sues ESPN
A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Tuesday for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams' aggressive style last month as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her...
18 points by Chicago Tribune | The Championships Wimbledon Andre Agassi Grand Slam Venus Williams Tennis Roger Federer Australian Open US Open
Fired for Venus Williams remark, ex-commentator sues ESPN
LOS ANGELES — A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination.Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams' aggressive style last month as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her with a "gorilla."He apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from ESPN mid-tournament.
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Ex-commentator sues ESPN after being fired for Venus Williams remark
A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams' aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with...
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On the Runway: Neon Makes a Point at the U.S. Open
A fashion cautionary tale courtesy of the yellow! and pink! and green! on Center Court.
214 points by The New York Time | US Open Arthur Ashe Tennis Grand Slam Australian Open Serena Williams Pun The Championships Wimbledon
Christie Brinkley, 63, poses with daughters for Sports Illustrated
Sources tell Page Six the highly anticipated issue will likely have three covers, featuring tennis champ Serena Williams, Brinkley, and possibly Kate Upton.
-2 points by New York Post | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Serena Williams Sports Illustrated Grand Slam Christie Brinkley Australian Open Venus Williams US Open
Caroline Wozniacki enjoys tropical getaway with fellow tennis pro
“Suns out buns out,” indeed. Following her whirlwind weekend with Hannah Jeter, Caroline Wozniacki enjoyed another warm-weather getaway with friend and fellow tennis beauty Nicole Gibbs. Throughout the week, blonde bombshell Wozniacki has been documenting her travels on Instagram as she and Gibbs soak up the sun in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While both stunners...
21 points by New York Post | Caroline Wozniacki US Open United States WTA Premier tournaments Marion Bartoli 2009 WTA Tour 2009 WTA Tour Championships Kim Clijsters
Former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob finds a Spanish home court in Brentwood
Tennis player turned television commentator Justin Gimelstob has bought a home in Brentwood for $4.4 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 2006, is a two-story with a rustic clay tile roof and a front-facing balcony. Among the features of the roughly 4,800 square feet of interiors are distressed...
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Retractable roof by Detroit firm tops U.S. Open
Detroit’s Rossetti Architects designed innovative retractable roof for U.S. Open        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Arthur Ashe Tennis US Open Arthur Ashe Stadium Imperial units Retractable roof Jimmy Connors Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
Murray wobbles but hangs on to beat Nishikori in thriller
Andy Murray has already scaled the tennis summit but Japan's Kei Nishikori did his best to loosen his footing before falling in a three-hour thriller at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
265 points by | Rafael Nadal Roger Federer US Open Ivan Lendl Stanislas Wawrinka World number one male tennis player rankings 2008 ATP Tour Novak Djokovic
Monica Puig's bold Olympic claim
If your homeland is crippled by debt, poverty, unemployment and the Zika virus, the claim that you alone can lift the public's spirits might appear fanciful.
36 points by CNN | Grand Slam Tennis French Open The Championships Wimbledon Australian Open United States Olympic Games US Open
Serena Williams won't rush back in 2016
Serena Williams says she's sick and tired of playing at grand slams while injured.
1164 points by CNN | Grand Slam Serena Williams Australian Open US Open Venus Williams The Championships Wimbledon Martina Hingis Justine Henin
History! Serena becomes greatest of all time
Back from yet another injury enforced absence, Juan Martin del Potro reached the quarterfinals at a major for the first time in three years.
261 points by CNN | Roger Federer 2008 ATP Tour US Open Rafael Nadal 2010 Australian Open 2009 Wimbledon Championships Tennis 2007 ATP Tour