Stories by Howard Fendrich

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Cilic captures U.S. Open title

NEW YORK - Marin Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final at the U.S. Open on Monday.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Nishikori, Cilic will face off in mens US Open final

In one of the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history, neither player is ranked in the top 10.
By Howard Fendrich

Serena Williams wins 3rd US Open in row

NEW YORK - Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Good friends square off for US Open title

Good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are back at the top of their games and back together, facing one another today for the U.S. Open championship.
By Howard Fendrich

Nishikori, Cilic stun Djokovic, Federer

NEW YORK - Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Serena Williams breezes into final

NEW YORK - Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Federer storms back

NEW YORK - Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Serena rolls after slow start

NEW YORK - Serena Williams was broken twice in a row at the outset Wednesday night, before taking complete control for a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Federer makes another U.S. Open quarterfinal

NEW YORK - Pushing forward whenever possible, Roger Federer got back to the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista ...
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Errani eliminates Venus Williams

NEW YORK - 19th-seeded Venus Williams, a two-time U.S. Open champion, came within two points of victory four times before succumbing to 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5).
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Serena Williams rolls after rough start

NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Sharapova digs deep to win

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Bellis, 15, wins a U.S. Open match

NEW YORK - CiCi Bellis, 15, beat Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Injury to keep Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nadal withdraws from US Open tuneups

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 7, 2014

Djokovic's pep talk got rid of 'demons'

LONDON - Novak Djo­kovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kvitova dominant en route to title

LONDON - In one of the most dominant performances in a women's final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova overpowered and overwhelmed 13th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard on Saturday to add to her 2011 ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Canada finally has first Grand Slam finalist

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday in the semifinals at Wimbledon to become the first Canadian to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Murray ousted at Wimbledon

Defending champion Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon, beaten in straight sets by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Serena weakened by 'bug' at Wimbledon

LONDON - It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.
By Howard Fendrich
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