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  • In return to doubles, Serena Williams wins at Open

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Playing doubles for the first time since her odd, three-game appearance at Wimbledon, Serena Williams teamed with older sister Venus to win a match at the U.S. Open.Bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009, the siblings beat seventh-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 7-6 (0), 6-7 (4), 6-1 on Thursday in the first round.

  • US OPEN SCENE: You can own a piece of the Open

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - In past U.S. Opens, it may have been the kind of stuff that was swept up and thrown away: Placards that identified players at news conferences. Banners hung from light poles. Towels players used to wipe away their sweat.Now, all of it - the obscure and the obvious - is collected as bits of sports memorabilia and sold in a kiosk under the stands of Court 11 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

  • US Open Glance

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - A look at Thursday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler. High of 81.ATTENDANCE: NA.MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Second Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 10 Kei Nishikori, No. 13 John Isner, No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber and No. 23 Leonardo Mayer.

  • Isner yet again to face Kohlschreiber at US Open

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - John Isner is back in the U.S. Open's third round, so that can only mean one thing for the highest-ranked American man: a match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.The 13th-seeded Isner hit 30 aces and saved the only break point he faced in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over 77th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on Thursday at Flushing Meadows.

  • Former champ Samantha Stosur out at US Open

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open.The 24th-seeded Australian lost to Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the second round Thursday.Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open title, holds the distinction as the last woman to beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows. Williams has won the past two titles and on Thursday extended her winning streak at the tournament to 16 matches with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Vania King.

  • Serena Williams runs US Open win streak to 16

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - After three double-faults in her first service game, Serena Williams was in control the rest of the way and stretched her winning streak to 16 matches at the U.S. Open.The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams needed only 56 minutes Thursday to beat 81st-ranked Vania King 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows.

  • Quick work for Nishikori when opponent retires

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday when Pablo Andujar retired with an injury.Nishikori was leading 6-4, 6-1 when the 48th-ranked Andujar suddenly came to the net. Tournament officials did not immediately detail the nature of the Spaniard's injury.

  • Ana Ivanovic lone upset in US Open 2nd round

    August 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Ana Ivanovic's comeback tour has ended with yet another early exit at the U.S. Open.Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, looked out of sync and had 29 unforced errors in a 7-5, 6-4, second-round loss Thursday to 42nd-ranked Czech Karolina Pliskova.