• Federer to play Brisbane International in January

    September 1, 2014

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open.Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament.

  • US Open Glance

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - A look at Sunday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, breezy, hot and humid with a two-hour rain delay in late afternoon. High of 88.ATTENDANCE: Day: 38,129. Night: 23,771. Total: 61,900.MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Third Round: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 14 Marin Cilic, No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 20 Gael Monfils and No. 26 Gilles Simon.

  • Dimitrov rallies to beat Goffin at US Open

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open.Dimitrov won 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the third round Sunday in a matchup of two 23-year-olds.''His game was just too good in the first set,'' Dimitrov said. ''But I didn't let go of my belief. ... I thought if I kept a good composure and if I just stayed there mentally, I knew physically I was able to go the whole five sets. But it was just mind over matter a little bit at the beginning.''

  • Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997.Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night.

  • Roger Federer advances in 4 sets at US Open

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets.The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning.

  • Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years - and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life.

  • Peng beats Safarova to make US Open quarterfinals

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - China's Peng Shuai finally reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in her sixth try.The 39th-ranked Peng beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating No. 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.Peng had been 0-5 in fourth-round matches at major tournaments. She becomes the third Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Li Na and Jie Zheng.

  • What to watch at US Open: Serena seeking quarters

    August 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year.Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season.