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Wawrinka Wins First US Open

He remembers 9/11 victims in victory speech

(Newser) - Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first US Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall. The 31-year-old Wawrinka is the oldest US Open men's champion since Ken Rosewall was 35 in 1970, the AP... More »

Serena Williams Out in US Open Semifinals

Angelique Kerber will be new world No. 1

(Newser) - Serena Williams was upset in the US Open semifinals for the second year in a row, beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Thursday night. Williams, who clutched at her left leg between points in the second set, double-faulted to end it. Afterward, her... More »

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 »

Serena Conqueror Loses in Finals

Flavia Pennetta beats fellow Italian Roberta Vinci

(Newser) - She got past Serena Williams in one of her sport's biggest upsets ever , but Roberta Vinci couldn't defeat her countrywoman today in the US Open finals. Flavia Pennetta defeated fellow Italian Vinci in straight sets to become the oldest first-time women's major champion in the Open era.... More »

Serena Williams Beats Her Sis, Moves Closer to Slam

A 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory

(Newser) - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis's first true Grand Slam in 27 years, it might very well be her sister Venus. Still, no way was Serena going to let anyone, or anything, stop her on this night,... More »

Cilic Wins US Open, Year After Suspension

Croatian beats Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets

(Newser) - Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 today at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces—including four... More »

Serena Williams Wins 3rd Straight US Open

US champion beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3

(Newser) - Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive US Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 today. At the top of her game, Williams broke Wozniacki's serve five times and compiled a hard-to-believe 29-4 edge in winners. Remarkably, until... 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 »

Serena Williams Wins 5th US Open

Defeats Victoria Azarenka in her 17th Grand Slam win

(Newser) - Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Today's match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets... 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 »

Murray Beats Djokovic, Wins 1st Grand Slam

25-year-old Scot rallies after losing two straight sets

(Newser) - Andy Murray has won the US Open in five grueling sets to become the first British man since 1936 to capture a Grand Slam title. Murray beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 today in his fifth try in the final of a major tournament. The... More »

Serena Williams Wins US Open

Comes back to beat Victoria Azarenka

(Newser) - Finally tested, even trailing, at the US Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time. Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her game, coming back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 tonight for her fourth championship... More »

Djokovic Beats Ferrer, Heads for Final

Defending champ 'a different player' when match resumed today

(Newser) - The weather was much better at the US Open today. So was Novak Djokovic. Under a cloudless blue sky, in only a hint of wind, defending champion Djokovic got his game into high gear and reached his third consecutive final at Flushing Meadows by beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain... More »

Murray Beats Berdych in Windy Match

Brit advances to 5th Grand Slam final

(Newser) - Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the US Open court on one point and yanked his hat off during another, Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final. Now he'll try to win his first Grand Slam title. Adapting to the... 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 »

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of US Open

Injury will keep him from playing in year's last Grand Slam tournament

(Newser) - It's been a rough summer for Rafael Nadal: The US Open says the tennis player has withdrawn from the last Grand Slam tournament of the year because of injury. Citing left knee tendinitis, the third-ranked Nadal hasn't played a match since June 28, when he was upset in... More »

Djokovic Tops Nadal for 1st US Open Title

No.1-ranked player claims third grand slam this year

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic matched his nearly perfect season with an almost flawless performance in tonight's US Open final, returning brilliantly and swatting winners from all angles to beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1. In a final full of lengthy, mesmerizing points, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic claimed his third... More »

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