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Teen US Open Sensation Has to Forfeit $140K

CiCi Bellis wants to remain an amateur for now

(Newser) - CiCi Bellis' impressive US Open run ended Friday night when the 17-year-old was beaten 6-1, 6-1 by 28-year-old German Angelique Kerber in a third-round match, ending her hopes of becoming the youngest American in the last 16 since Venus Williams in 1997, the Guardian reports.The Californian could take home... More »

Martina Navratilova Got Engaged —at US Open

Tennis great popped question on camera

(Newser) - Cue the love puns: It was a memorable US Open yesterday for Martina Navratilova, who got engaged in a very public way. As People reports, the tennis great, 57, was being interviewed when she announced she would be doing the questioning, and got down on one knee and asked girlfriend... More »

LMFAO Rapper Enters ... US Open Tennis Playoffs

Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy also hopes to make it into Grand Slam

(Newser) - LMFAO rapper Redfoo, of "Sexy and I Know It" fame, is apparently multi-talented: He's entered the US Open national playoffs, hoping to earn a spot in the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament, the AP reports. Redfoo will play under his actual name, Stefan Gordy, in a... More »

Murder Case Dropped Against Tennis Umpire

Lois Goodman, 70, says her 80-year-old husband fell

(Newser) - The strange case of a US Open umpire charged with murdering her 80-year-old husband has been dismissed, reports the Los Angeles Times . Prosecutors informed the judge that they were "unable to proceed" with the case against Lois Goodman, 70, but did not elaborate. The LAT says it might be... More »

Andy Roddick's Career Ends With Loss

He gets defeated in the fourth round of US Open

(Newser) - The man who could be the best US men's tennis player of his generation is now retired: Andy Roddick lost in the fourth round of the US Open today against Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4, reports AP . "For the first time... More »

Andy Roddick: I'm Quitting After US Open

US star announces on his 30th birthday

(Newser) - America's best male tennis player of the last decade is about to throw in the towel, reports USA Today . The US Open now under way will be Andy Roddick's last tournament. "For 13, 14 years, I was invested fully," he said today. But "I don'... More »

US Open Ref, 70, Accused of Killing Hubby With a Mug

Lois Ann Goodman arrested in NYC

(Newser) - Drama at the US Open: Police arrested one of the tennis referees at her Manhattan hotel yesterday, charging her with the April murder of her husband at their California home. Lois Ann Goodman was in New York to work the tournament, and authorities say they would have arrested her at... More »

Serena's US Open Tirade to Cost Her $2K

Williams ordered to pay up after letting loose

(Newser) - How much cash will Serena Williams lose for calling the chair umpire a "hater" (among many other things) yesterday? Just $2,000, which sounds puny, and sounds even punier when you consider that's just 0.14% of the $1.4 million Williams earned at the US Open. The... More »

Serena Rips Ump as 'Hater'

'We're in America,' tennis star complains

(Newser) - What did Serena Williams say to the umpire after she lost a key point for yelling during a shot against US Open winner Sam Stosur yesterday ? A lot. She completely lost her cool, notes Gawker , going off on an extended rant in the changeover between games. "If you... More »

Cyndi Lauper Flubs Anthem at US Open

Ceremony marred by Lauper's unforced error

(Newser) - This time, apparently the Goonies weren't good enough. Singer Cyndi Lauper flubbed the national anthem at the US Open women's semifinals, in a ceremony honoring 9/11 victims. After a moment of silence, and as an honor guard marched, Lauper did a mash-up of lines from the anthem, changing... More »

Nadal Collapses With Cramp

Room cleared, trainer helps tennis star

(Newser) - Tennis No. 2 Rafael Nadal collapsed from cramps yesterday, not on the tennis court but during a press conference, reports the Independent . Sitting in a chair two hours after winning his third-round match in the US Open, Nadal suddenly started grimacing, then slipped to the ground. The room was cleared,... More »

At US Open, US Dwindles

Down to three at own championship as Spain surges

(Newser) - With the Spanish conquering the US Open with five winners advancing yesterday, the waning American contingent is down to three at its own championship, reports the AP. And with two-time champ Venus Williams playing at the ripe old age of 30, and men's longshots Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey seeded... More »

Serena May Be Suspended for Tirade

Williams could be barred from up to two tournaments

(Newser) - The International Tennis Federation is still mulling a number of penalties for Serena Williams' courtside tirade at the US Open and could end up suspending her from key tournaments. Williams has already been fined $10,500 by the US Tennis Association and has apologized for her obscenity-laced rant in which... More »

So Who Is This Juan Martin del Potro?

(Newser) - You may not have known Juan Martin del Potro's name before last night, but after besting Roger Federer to take the US Open, you're likely to hear it again. People dishes five facts about the 20-year-old Argentine.
  1. He's a giant: At 6'6", compared to Federer's 6'1", he's the tallest Grand
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Del Potro Dethrones Federer

Argentine, 20, ends Swiss star's run at five

(Newser) - Juan Martin del Potro dethroned five-time defending US Open champ Roger Federer today, the New York Times reports, earning his first Grand Slam title with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory. Del Potro, a 20-year-old from Argentina, had never beaten Federer, the 28-year-old Swiss who has won... More »

Serena Really Sorry This Time

'I admit when I'm wrong,' Williams says

(Newser) - Serena Williams, who offered no apologies in her postmatch press conference Saturday, issued a statement today on her website reversing direction, the Los Angeles Times reports. “I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst,”... More »

Clijsters Caps Comeback With Crown

Belgian rebounds from 2-year hiatus to capture 2nd major

(Newser) - After 2 years off, Kim Clijsters needed just two sets to capture US Open title No. 2 tonight at Flushing Meadows. The 7-5, 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark capped a dramatic run by the 26-year-old Belgian, who was unseeded in her third tournament since un-retiring. Her 18-month-old daughter,... More »

Serena Fined $10K for US Open Tirade

Penalty levied for racket abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct

(Newser) - Serena Williams' racket-smashing, verbal tirade at the US Open last night will  cost her $10,500, the New York Times reports. The United States Tennis Association levied the fine today for unsportsmanlike conduct and racket abuse, SHe will be permitted to play her doubles match with sister Venus tomorrow. Venus... More »

5 Fun Facts About Melanie Oudin

Boyfriend helped American teen design those flashy shoes

(Newser) - With American Melanie Oudin’s surprise roll to the US Open quarterfinals capturing the sports world’s imagination, Chris Chase of Yahoo! Sports lists five facts you should know about the 17-year-old:
  • It’s gotta be the shoes: Oudin herself selected the pink-and-yellow look. Maker Adidas earlier said the design
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Oudin Storms Into Quarters

(Newser) - American teenager Melanie Oudin continued her rampage through the US Open this afternoon, again dropping the first set en route to upsetting a seeded Russian in a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over No. 13 Nadia Petrova. The 70th-ranked 17-year-old, buoyed by the crowd's vocal support, demonstrated laser-like focus until... More »

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