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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...

2006-09-01 00:21:08

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ageless Andre Agassi continued to defy the odds and elude retirement by shocking number eight seed Marcos Baghdatis in a five-set thriller on Thursday to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. Spurred on by a raucous crowd of nearly 24,000 at Arthur Ashe Stadium that cheered his every shot, 36-year-old unseeded Agassi edged the Australian Open finalist 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 7-5. Agassi, playing the final tournament of his illustrious career,...

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 16:56:13

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champions Justine Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport remained on course for a quarterfinal 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 Arthur Ashe Stadium. There were no major upsets at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on a breezy day with clear...

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...

2006-08-31 12:47:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne gave rising American teenager Vania King a lesson at the U.S. Open on Thursday, beating her 6-1 6-2 to reach the third round. The Belgian, champion in 2003, was close to her imperious best, hammering 22 winners as she cruised to victory in just over an hour. The 17-year-old King, considered one of the United States' most promising players, broke Henin-Hardenne twice in the match but the second seed was too strong. The French...

2006-08-31 00:25:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Rafael Nadal and women's top seed Amelie Mauresmo are back in action Thursday but the biggest buzz at the U.S. Open is about the night match that could spell the end of Andre Agassi's celebrated career. The unseeded Agassi, appearing in his last tournament before retiring, plays his second-round match against eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, the Australian Open finalist and Wimbledon semi-finalist under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The...

2006-08-29 00:01:20

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andre Agassi's retirement will have to wait a little longer after the eight-times grand slam winner battled to a 6-7 7-6 7-6 6-2 victory over Romania's Andrei Pavel in the U.S. Open first round on Monday. At times looking like a maestro and others like the 36-year-old he is, Agassi needed three hours and 31 minutes to clinch victory in front of an adoring capacity crowd of nearly 24,000 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. While the unseeded Agassi...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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