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2008-06-28 06:00:24

By Michelle Kaufman, The Miami Herald Jun. 28--WIMBLEDON, England -- The first raindrops of the week fell on Wimbledon on Friday, but former champion Serena Williams was beaming like a ray of sunshine. For one thing, her white raincoat finally proved useful. Secondly, she beat Amelie Mauresmo with relative ease in a third-round battle of former champions. And then, Williams' half of the draw was flung wide open when top seed Ana Ivanovic was eliminated by 133rd-ranked wild card Zheng Jie...

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...

2006-09-05 16:51:12

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tuesday's day session at the U.S. Open has been canceled because of rain. The fourth-round matches between Marat Safin and Tommy Haas, James Blake and Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray and Nikolay Davydenko will now be played on Wednesday. Organizers still hope to complete the night session, with second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne due to face former champion Lindsay Davenport for a place in the semi-finals. Top seed Roger Federer is scheduled to...

2006-09-05 11:53:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic exploited Elena Dementieva's weak serve to upset the fourth seed 6-2 6-1 on Tuesday and advance to the semi-finals of the U.S. Open. Jankovic broke the Russian in all seven of Dementieva's service games to register a third straight win over a top 10 opponent. The 19th seed will now play either French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne or Lindsay Davenport in the last four. Dementieva had more winners than Jankovic, 16-6, but also had...

2006-09-05 10:01:53

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo showed grit, fearlessness and poise to stage a dramatic final-set recovery and defeat long-time nemesis Serena Williams in fourth-round action at the U.S. Open on Monday. World number one Mauresmo knocked out the unseeded two-times former champion Williams 6-4 0-6 6-2 to set up a quarter-final match against Russian Dinara Safina. The Australian Open and Wimbledon champion entered the match with a 1-9 record against Williams and...

2006-09-04 17:12:43

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Rafael Nadal reached his first U.S. Open quarter-final on Monday and the Spaniard is showing no signs that he intends to stop there. Hoping to close the gap with world number one Roger Federer, the left-hander has lost just one set in four matches, including Monday's 6-1 7-6 6-4 fourth-round triumph over Jiri Novak. Nadal, at 20 already a double French Open champion, is playing down his results at this year's Open so far. "I am...

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...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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