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  • Rosol beats Lu in 3 sets in semis

    August 22, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Friday after beating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.Rosol, seeded seventh, will take on the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Sam Querrey of the U.S. and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

  • Rybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis

    August 22, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 Friday to reach the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final tune-up for the women before next week's U.S. Open.Rybarikova broke Giorgi in the first game of the match and breezed through the first set in 34 minutes, earning another service break to go up 4-1.

  • US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

    August 22, 2014

    Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open.Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest on the men's tennis tour that the quartet might be more vulnerable than ever.

  • US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top men's players

    August 22, 2014

    Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Ranked: 1Age: 27Country: Serbia2014 Match Record: 39-62014 Singles Titles: 4Career Singles Titles: 45Major Titles: 7 - U.S. Open ('11), Wimbledon ('11, `14), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13)

  • US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top women's players

    August 22, 2014

    Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Ranked: 1Age: 32Country: United States2014 Match Record: 38-62014 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 62Major Titles: 17 - U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10), French Open ('02, `13)

  • US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

    August 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the U.S. Open, her next goal is matching two tennis greats for the second-most major titles in the Open era with 18.