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Djokovic juggles tennis and fatherhood ahead of US Open

Novak Djokovic has had indifferent results in the run-up to the US Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.

Davids and Goliaths: A look at the US Open first round draws

With the US Open only three days to go, here is a look at some of the players hoping to cause first round upsets at the last Grand Slam of the season at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open

Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.

Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Federer downs Ferrer to capture sixth Cincinnati title

Roger Federer's hopes of adding to his record grand slam haul got a boost as he beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to win the Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati in the last key US Open tune-up event.

Nadal will not be able to defend his US Open title due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.

Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati title

World number one Serena Williams claimed her first Cincinnati title with a dominating 6-4, 6-1 win over Ana Ivanovic in the final of the WTA Tour hardcourt tournament on Sunday.

Cincinnati Masters: Federer to face Ferrer in final

Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament.

Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final

Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova outlasts Halep to reach semis

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova reached the semi-finals of the Cincinnati tournament on Friday with a three set win over Simona Halep in a rematch of the French Open final.

Federer beats Murray, reaches Cincinnati semis

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already.

Sania-Cara doubles pair loses in Cincinnati 2nd round

India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match in Cincinnati.

Robredo topples Djokovic, Federer survives Monfils

Tommy Robredo shocked world number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the Cincinnati Masters, but Roger Federer avoided an upset again Frenchman Gael Monfils.
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