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With no dominant force, U.S. Open women's trophy up for grabs

(Reuters) - As many as 10 women competing at this year's U.S. Open have a realistic shot at raising the trophy including all-time great Serena Williams and big-hitting teenager Bianca Andreescu. Read More


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Family vacation has Federer ready for U.S. Open charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer needed a couple of days to get over his heartbreaking Wimbledon final loss but a family caravan vacation around the Swiss countryside proved the perfect tonic. More »


Nadal fit and ready for hardcourt challenge at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was forced out of the U.S. Open last year in the semi-finals with a knee injury but the in-form Spaniard on Friday declared himself fit and ready for the punishing hardcourts at Flushing Meadows. More »


Vondrousova out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a left wrist injury, tournament organisers said on Friday. More »


Koepka one ahead of Thomas, McIlroy in Atlanta

(Reuters) - Brooks Koepka missed an eight-foot eagle putt at the final hole but did enough for a one-stroke halfway lead over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Thursday. More »


U.S. Open makes changes after Serena-Ramos incident

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year after Serena Williams infamously clashed with an umpire during her U.S. Open final loss over being assessed multiple violations that confused some viewers, tournament organizers have unveiled changes to make such rulings clearer to fans. More »


Russia's Kuznetsov gets four-year IIHF ban after cocaine test

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Friday it had suspended Russian national team player Evgeny Kuznetsov for four years for testing positive for cocaine. More »


Giorgi saves four match points to reach Bronx final

(Reuters) - Italy's Camila Giorgi saved four match points in a tense third set tiebreak to defeat top seed Wang Qiang and reach the final of the Bronx Open on Friday. More »


'Fast healer' Osaka ready for U.S. Open title defense

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka's knee injury suffered in the lead-up to her U.S. Open title defense has improved and the Japanese does not expect it to limit her performance in the year's final Grand Slam. More »


Paire rallies to make Winston-Salem semi-finals

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire staved off Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta to win their quarter-final match in the rain-delayed Winston-Salem Open on Friday. More »


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