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Serena beats another compatriot to advance
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:20:05 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded Serena Williams faced the toughest test yet in her U.S Open title defense before advancing to the round of 16 with a hard-played 6-3 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko on Saturday.

(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic added her name to a list of anonymous figures to emerge from the Flushing Meadows shadows and step into the U.S. Open spotlight with a shock 6-4 6-4 win over Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Murray double-faulted to send the match to a fourth set, but then swiftly took care of business in a 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday.

Kvitova joins upset list in loss to Krunic
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:51:42 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was one Wimbledon champion up, and another down on Saturday at the U.S. Open with the upset-ridden women's draw hit with another shock result.

(Reuters) - Overnight pacesetter Ryan Palmer benefited from a messy finish to the second round by fellow American Matt Kuchar to preserve his lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday.

(Reuters) - Fifth seed Milos Raonic blasted his way into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3) win over Victor Estrella Burgos on Saturday, pounding 22 aces past the shellshocked Dominican.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic squashed another American hope, pounding Sam Querrey 6-3 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the eighth straight year.

(Reuters) - Stephen Gallacher's attempt to secure a last-gasp place in Europe's Ryder Cup team will go right down to the wire after he moved within six strokes of the lead in the Italian Open third round in Turin on Saturday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova upset by Krunic
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:12:55 GMT
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ousted by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, joining a long list of women's upset victims.

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