Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Federer’s confidence soaring before US Open

In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Roger Federer of Switzerland leaps in an attempt to play a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Heading into the U.S. Open, Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense _ or hope, maybe _ among the best of the rest on the men's tennis tour that the quartet might be more vulnerable than ever. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, Pool, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer says that coming into last year’s U.S. Open “I was trying to convince myself I did have an opportunity” to win.

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Azarenka: Skipping Cincy ‘very smart decision’

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Azarenka says that choosing not to defend her title in Cincinnati “was a very smart decision.”

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Rybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis

Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, stretches for a backhand during a semifinal against Samantha Stosur, of Australia, at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.

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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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