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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada tosses the ball as she serves to Olga Govortsova of Belarus during the 2014 US Open women
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada tosses the ball as she serves to Olga Govortsova of Belarus during the 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (AFP Photo)
Eight seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot against Alison Riske of the US during their 2014 US Open women
Eight seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot against Alison Riske of the US during their 2014 US Open women's singles match. (AFP Photo)
Serena Williams returns a shot to Taylor Townsend during their US Open 2014 women
Serena Williams returns a shot to Taylor Townsend during their US Open 2014 women's singles match (AFP Photo)
Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia during her women
Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia during her women's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (AFP Photo)
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts against Alison Riske of the United States during her women
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts against Alison Riske of the United States during her women's singles first round match. (AFP Photo)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada waves after defeating Olga Govortsova of Belarus (AFP Photo)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada waves after defeating Olga Govortsova of Belarus (AFP Photo)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic shakes hands with after defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France during their 2014 US Open women
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic shakes hands with after defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 26, 2014 in New York. (AFP Photo)

Marin Cilic defeats Kei Nishikori at comeback US Open for 1st Slam title

Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces - including four in one game - and the same powerful groundstrokes that helped him eliminate Roger Federer in the semifinals.

Nishikori loses US Open, wins $940,000 bonus

Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori may have lost the US Open final, but he has won a $940,000 special bonus from a sponsor delighted about seeing its brand splashed across screens worldwide.

After US Open win, Serena targets next Grand Slam

Just three hours after securing the US Open trophy, her 18th Grand Slam title, Serena Williams soaked up the accolades and applause and then admitted that she was already thinking about number 19.

Kei Nishikori: Going from child prodigy to Asia’s brightest hope

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the US Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy.

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth US Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title. The top-ranked twins beat 11th-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4.

US Open: Breakfast joy in Japan as Nishikori makes history

Japan's social media lit up on Sunday as the country awoke to the news that Kei Nishikori had become the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Cilic upsets Federer in second US Open shocker

Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of semi-final shockers by upsetting 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the US Open.

US Open: Nishikori stuns Djokovic, becomes 1st Asian to reach a Grand Slam final

Nishikori won 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday afternoon. He had played five-set marathons in his last two matches totaling more than 8 1/2 hours, yet he looked far fresher than a player known as one of the fittest on tour.

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.

Serena Williams to face Caroline Wozniacki in US Open final

Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the US Open women's final, winning their semi-finals in contrasting fashion at Flushing Meadows.

Djokovic, Federer aim for title showdown at US Open

Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level.

Sania Mirza dedicates US Open title to Telangana and India

Left teary-eyed after her 'Indianness' was put into question just weeks back, tennis star Sania Mirza dedicated her US Open title to the country and the new state of Telangana, where her appointment as brand ambassador triggered a political furore.

Still proud Indian, says Sania Mirza after US Open win

Sania Mirza captured her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday, winning the US Open crown with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares and then declared herself 'a proud Indian'.

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.
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