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2006-08-25 14:58:37

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - They have played sporadically, pulling away from the court through injury and other interests. Yet Williams sisters Venus and Serena are poised to challenge the U.S. Open favorites on the opposite sides of the draw. Serena, slowed by a left knee injury, has played only 12 matches this year. She was missing from action for six months following the Australian Open before returning for two hard court tournaments in the run up to the Open. Venus has...

2006-08-25 14:30:49

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - They have played sporadically, pulling away from the court through injury and other interests. Yet Williams sisters Venus and Serena are poised to challenge the U.S. Open favorites on the opposite sides of the draw. Serena, slowed by a left knee injury, has played only 12 matches this year. She was missing from action for six months following the Australian Open before returning for two hard court tournaments in the run up to the Open. Venus has...

2006-08-24 22:26:24

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo lost 6-4 7-5 to defending champion Lindsay Davenport in the New Haven quarter-finals on Thursday. Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne eased into the last four but Mauresmo was outplayed by Davenport in a repeat of last year's final. Having struggled through her opening match against Russian qualifier Galina Voskoboeva, Mauresmo must have feared the worst against Davenport having lost their past 10...

2006-08-24 20:40:50

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo suffered a blow going into next week's U.S. Open when she lost 6-4 7-5 to Lindsay Davenport in the New Haven quarter-finals on Thursday. The Wimbledon and Australian Open champion could not cope with Davenport's power from the baseline and the American clinched her 11th consecutive win over the Frenchwoman in a repeat of last year's final. The world number one, however, said she was happy with her...

2006-08-24 16:15:22

Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova put out fellow Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3 3-6 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the New Haven event. In a repeat of the 2004 U.S. Open final, Kuznetsova rallied from a break down in the third set to clinch victory in one hour 54 minutes and reach her ninth semi-final of the year. The fifth seed next plays second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne after the Belgian eased past Italian...

2006-08-24 14:47:16

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova put out fellow Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3 3-6 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the New Haven event. In a repeat of the 2004 U.S. Open final, Kuznetsova rallied from a break down in the third set to clinch victory in one hour 54 minutes. The fifth seed next plays second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium or Italian 'lucky loser' Mara Santangelo. The match contained 12...

2006-08-23 21:21:08

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo and number two Justine Henin-Hardenne came through their first matches since the Wimbledon final to reach the New Haven quarter-finals on Wednesday. Wimbledon champion Mauresmo overcame Russian qualifier Galina Voskoboeva 4-6 6-1 6-2 and Henin-Hardenne had to work harder than the scoreline suggests for her 6-4 6-2 win over Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain. Having delayed her return to the Tour...

2006-08-23 16:43:11

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo made a winning return after a six-week break by overcoming Russian qualifier Galina Voskoboeva 4-6 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the New Haven event. In her first match since winning Wimbledon, the top seed shrugged off a slow start to set up a clash with former world number one Lindsay Davenport, who beat Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-2. Frenchwoman Mauresmo was lethargic in the early...

2006-08-23 14:27:23

By Simon Cambers NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo made a winning return after a six-week break by beating Russian qualifier Galina Voskoboeva 4-6 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the New Haven event. In her first match since winning Wimbledon, the top seed shrugged off a slow start to set up a clash with either former world number one Lindsay Davenport or Italian Francesca Schiavone. The Frenchwoman was lethargic in the early stages and...

2006-08-22 22:38:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending men's champion Roger Federer and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo have been named as the top seeds for the U.S. Open, which begins at Flushing Meadows on Monday. World number one Federer is looking to become only the third man in the Open era, after John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, to win the title three years in succession. Rafael Nadal, the world number two and French Open champion, is seeded second, while Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia and Argentine...


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