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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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Kuznetsova Wins French Open

(Newser) - Svetlana Kuznetsova conquered her nerves and beat a shaky Dinara Safina to win the French Open. Showing uncharacteristic calm, Kuznetsova earned her second Grand Slam title today by defeating Safina, 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Russian matchup. Jitters have often betrayed Kuznetsova down the stretch in big matches, but she swept... More »

Kuznetsova Beats Serena in French Quarters

Russian is seeking 2nd major title

(Newser) - Svetlana Kuznetsova squandered a big lead today but still ended Serena Williams' 18-match Grand Slam winning streak by beating her 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 in the French Open quarterfinals. Williams, seeded second, was seeking her third successive major title and the 11th of her career. The seesaw struggle was this... More »

Nadal, Serena Reach Semis in 110° Heat

Extreme temperatures force delays at Australian Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal cruised into the semifinals of the Australian Open, winning his fifth straight-set victory at Melbourne Park over France's Gilles Simon, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5. He will face fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer will play Andy Roddick. Nadal's victory came as the heat in Melbourne reached 110°, forcing... More »

Roddick Knocks Off Federer

Serena Williams heads to Key Biscayne finals

(Newser) - Andy Roddick ended a streak of 11 consecutive losses to Roger Federer on Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open. Dominating with his serve, Roddick took advantage of Federer's suddenly shaky play down the stretch to win 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Roddick improved to 2-15 against his nemesis.... More »

Russian Stars Bounced at Melbourne

No. 2 Kuznetsova, No. 6 Chakvetadze lose on women's side of draw

(Newser) - Agneiszka Radwanska lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova three times last season and finally said "no more." She must have meant it, too, as the 18-year-old from Poland shocked Kuznetsova, the No. 2-seeded women's player, 6-3, 6-4 in third round action at the Australian Open today. Kuznetsova, the 2004 U.... More »

Federer Takes Friendly Win Over Santoro

Venus, Kuznetsova, Blake advance in 2nd round of Aussie Open

(Newser) - Roger Federer certainly didn't go easy on Fabrice Santoro in their Australian Open match today, but the world's number one ace did give his ami a breather before match point of the 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 contest. "It's so beautiful, what he's doing," the appreciative Frenchman told the AP.... More »

Henin Waltzes to US Open Title

Top seed barely breaks a sweat en route to second crown

(Newser) - Justine Henin wrapped up 2 weeks of methodical tennis tonight the same way she started—by not dropping a set en route to a solid thumping. The victim this time was Svetlana Kuznetsova, the score 6-1, 6-3, and the prize the US Open title. It's the 2003 champion's second Open... More »

Henin Trounces 2nd Williams at US Open Semis

No. 1 set to face Svetlana Kuznetsova in title match

(Newser) - Justine Henin ousted Venus Williams from the US Open yesterday in a hard-fought semifinal match that ended 7-6 (2), 6-4 for Henin. Venus set out to avenge Henin’s quarterfinal win over her sister Serena, but instead fell to the top-seeded Belgian just as her sister had. Henin faces Svetlana... More »

Haas Outlasts Blake

German wraps up 5-set thriller with 113mph ace

(Newser) - After squandering three match points, James Blake fell to Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 in a fourth-round US Open marathon today at Flushing Meadows. Blake, the sixth seed, ran his record in five-set matches to 1-10 as the 10th-seeded Haas survived a challenge on the final serve of... More »

Sharapova Advances in Style

A smash in red and crystal, the Russian defeats Italy's Roberta Vinci

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova dazzled in her US Open performance last night. The 2006 champion, bedecked in a crystal-studded red dress, downed Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-0, 6-1 in only 50 minutes. The tennis ace, who has struggled with a shoulder injury this year, was all confidence in her custom-made togs, smashing 30... More »

Venus Advances to Semifinals

Comeback champ drives to be lowest seed to win Wimbledon

(Newser) - Three-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams advanced to the tournament semifinals after defeating fifth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets yesterday. Crushing returns capped the 6-3 6-4 victory that wins her a face-off against Ana Ivanovic. Williams, who has played only occasionally this season and was seeded 28th, is trying to become... More »

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