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2006-09-06 00:34:59

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Amelie Mauresmo bids to move a step closer to her third grand slam title of the year when she plays Russian 12th seed Dinara Safina on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals. After only one match was completed on Tuesday because of rain, the women's semi-final line-up will be decided with two men's quarter-finals and four fourth-round matches to be resolved. Mauresmo takes on Safina after beating twice former champion Serena Williams...

2006-09-05 18:29:04

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jelena Jankovic roared into her first grand slam semi-final with a stunning upset of Elena Dementieva at a water-logged U.S. Open on Tuesday. Jankovic, who considered quitting the sport after a long losing streak this year, whipped Dementieva 6-2 6-1 in 62 minutes, breaking the Russian's serve seven times in a row. That was the only match completed before rain wiped out play for the rest of the session, however, the third day of the tournament...

2006-09-04 12:40:26

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne hammered out a warning to her rivals for the U.S. Open title when she crushed Israeli Shahar Peer 6-1 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals. The 2003 champion ripped past 21st seed Peer in just 50 minutes to set up a clash with either seventh seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland or American Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 champion. "It was a very good match for me," Henin-Hardenne said. "I did a lot of serve and volleying today and that...

2006-09-01 20:49:54

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice defending champion Roger Federer and 2003 winner Justine Henin-Hardenne followed different paths to advance at the U.S. Open on Friday before rain washed out the evening session at the season's last grand slam. American Lindsay Davenport's match against Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik, and fourth-seeded David Nalbandian's game against unseeded 2000 Open winner Marat Safin were rained off. More rain is forecast for Saturday. Top seed Federer...

2006-09-01 19:27:18

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice defending champion Roger Federer and 2003 winner Justine Henin-Hardenne followed different paths to advance at the U.S. Open on Friday before rain stopped play at the start of the evening session. On a windy, chilly day at Flushing Meadows, top seed Federer was not at his best but still eased past Briton Tim Henman 6-3 6-4 7-5 in a workmanlike second-round match. Henin-Hardenne, however, needed to recover from a disastrous first set to...

2006-09-01 16:26:46

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne recovered from a first-set stumble to beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama 4-6 6-1 6-0 and reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Friday. The Belgian lost five games in a row as 28th seed Sugiyama took the opening set but she roared back to set up a meeting with Israeli Shahar Peer, the number 21 seed. Henin-Hardenne looked on course for a straightforward win when she led 4-1 with two breaks but she lost her way in the...

2006-09-01 16:17:26

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-times defending champion Roger Federer and 2003 titlist Justine Henin-Hardenne used different paths to advance at the U.S. Open on Friday. On a chilly day at Flushing Meadows, top seed Federer was not at his best but good enough to ease past Briton Tim Henman 6-3 6-4 7-5 in a workmanlike second-round match. Henin-Hardenne, however, needed to recover from a disastrous first set to defeat number 28 seed Ai Sugiyama of Japan, 4-6 6-1 6-0 and...

2006-09-01 15:28:16

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne recovered from a first-set stumble to beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama 4-6 6-1 6-0 and reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Friday. The Belgian lost five games in a row as 28th seed Sugiyama took the opening set but she roared back to set up a meeting with either Francesca Schiavone of Italy or Israeli Shahar Peer. "I lost a little bit of my intensity but I stayed focused from the first point of the second set...

2006-08-31 19:48:11

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champions Justine Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport remained on course for a quarter-final showdown with lopsided second-round victories at the U.S. Open Thursday. Henin-Hardenne crushed teenager Vania King 6-1 6-2 and Davenport overwhelmed Croatia's Jelena Kostanic 6-0 6-0 on a breezy upset-free day in Flushing Meadows under clear skies. Top seed Amelie Mauresmo of France and Russian third seed Maria Sharapova also marched on with...

2006-08-31 14:06:33

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champions Justine Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport remained on course for a quarter-final showdown with lopsided second-round victories at the U.S. Open on Thursday. Henin-Hardenne whipped American Vania King 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour, while Davenport overwhelmed Croatia's Jelena Kostanic 6-0 6-0 on a breezy day with clear skies. While the top women progressed without a hitch, retiring Andre Agassi will find himself in the...


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