Posts Tagged Tennis

Rybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis

Magdalena Rybarikova, of Slovakia, celebrates during a quarterfinal match against Alison Riske at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 Friday to earn a berth into the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final tune-up for the women before next week’s U.S. Open.

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US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

In this May 25, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams returns the ball during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Alize Lim at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Serena Williams could become the first woman in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive U.S. Opens, but she has not been past the fourth round at a major in 2014.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.

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Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

John Isner returns a shot against Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, during their match at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Isner’s preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.

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Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

Magdalena Rybarikova, of Slovakia, celebrates after her 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske, of the United States, during a quarterfinal match at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

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Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

Tennis player Serena Williams attends the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

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