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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Tennis

Leander to feature in Davis Cup play-off against Serbia

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has a surprise in store for fans at the World Group play-off tie against Serbia in Bangalore next weekend. India’s most accomplished Davis Cup player Leander Paes will step out for the flag once again even though he was not part of the initial squad announced by the federation.

Sania Mirza, Bruno Soares win US Open mixed doubles title

India's Sania Mirza captured her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday, winning the US Open crown with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.

Federer comes back from two sets down to reach US Open semis

Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat 20th seed Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.

Sania-Cara knocked out in US Open women's doubles semi-final

It was the end of the road for India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black as the third seeded duo lost to Swiss-Italian pair Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in straight sets in the US Open women's doubles semi-finals in New York.

Resurgent Marin Cilic powers into US Open semis

A resurgent Marin Cilic blasted his way by sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-4 7-6 (4) to become the first Croatian to reach the US Open semi-finals since his coach Goran Ivanisevic in 1996.

Djokovic, Nishikori to clash for US Open final spot

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to set up a US Open semi-final clash against Kei Nishikori who became Japan's first semi-finalist in almost a century on Wednesday.

Sania-Soares reach final of US Open mixed doubles

Sania Mirza is in line to win her third Grand Slam title and first with new partner Bruno Soares as the top seeded pair struggled past Yung-Jan Chan and Ross Hutchins to reach the mixed doubles summit clash at Flushing Meadows.

US Open: Federer shines under Arthur Ashe floodlights

Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista, charging into the quarter-finals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years.

Sania-Cara in US Open women's doubles semi-final

Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black hardly broke a sweat as they entered the US Open women's doubles semi-finals after their rivals retired midway through the quarter-final match in New York.

Wozniacki wallops Errani to reach US Open semi-finals

Caroline Wozniacki used her aggressive groundstroke game to near perfection to reach the semi-finals of the US Open with a 6-0 6-1 victory over Italy's Sara Errani.

US Open: Sania in mixed doubles semis, Paes out

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza stormed into the mixed doubles semi-finals besides reaching the doubles quarter-finals, but compatriot Leander Paes exited the US Open with unexpected defeats in both his events.

Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open but Roger Federer marched on, while Maria Sharapova was knocked out.

US Open: Dominating Djokovic enjoys smooth outing

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course for a mouth-watering US Open quarter-final showdown as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.

Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Djokovic, Murray cruise

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic.

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

Unable to capitalise on plenty of openings, and surprisingly outplayed in a trio of tiebreakers, Isner lost to the 22nd-seeded Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).
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