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Tomic court date after US Open

Miami police allege Bernard Tomic pointed his finger aggressively at W Hotel security staff after residents complained of loud music in his penthouse.

Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's …

Nadal flashes old form in win over Coric

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day …

Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori out at US Open

New York (AFP) - Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the …

Serena credits Graf influence for mental focus

New York (AFP) - Three-time defending champion Serena Williams, chasing tennis milestones set by Steffi Graf, credited the retired German star with inspiring her mental discipline after reaching the …

Paire parlays fun approach into upset of Nishikori

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory …

Federer launches U.S. Open bid against Mayer

(Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe …

Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

New York (AFP) - Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a …

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