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    TROUBLE AHEAD: Dulgheru is going toe-to-toe with Sharapova  


    8/27/2014 10:05:26 PM
    WOZ MAKES IT THROUGH
    [game-set-match ]Her driver may have taken the long route to Flushing Meadows but Caroline Wozniacki has raced through her match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich6-3 6-4, to set up a meeting with Andrea Petkovic.
    8/27/2014 10:09:11 PM
    NIGHT SESSION
    [tennis] Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams headlines women's second-round action against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky. Meanwhile, Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka, the third seed from Switzerland, takes on Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci. Wawrinka's triumph in Melbourne broke a streak of 16 straight grand slam titles won by tennis' Big Four of Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Andy Murray.
    8/27/2014 10:21:27 PM

    SHAZZA ADVANCES: Maria Sharapova fights back to beat Alexandra Dulgheru - 4-6 6-3 6-2 on Ashe.


    8/27/2014 10:24:02 PM

    US OPEN - Day Three

    SELECTED MATCHES:
    MEN
    (3) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) bt Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6(1)
    (7) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2
    (11) Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-1 6-4 6-2
    (14) Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3 3-1 (Baghdatis retired)
    (18) Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU)  6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 6-2 7-6(1)
    (19) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 1-6 7-5 2-6 6-4 1-1 (Dodig retired)
    Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Dusan Lajovic (SER) 6-3 7-5 5-7 7-5

    WOMEN
    (2) Simona Halep (ROM) bt Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-2 6-1
    (6) Angelique Kerber (GER) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6-2 6-4
    (9) Jelena Jankovic (SER) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 7-5 6-4
    (10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
    (13) Sara Errani (ITA) bt Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-4 7-6(2)
    (14) Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-3 4-6 6-2
    Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt (21) Sloane Stephens (USA) 5-7 6-4 6-2
    8/28/2014 10:56:40 AM
    Champions League draw is at 1645 BST. Check which teams are in which pots - bit.ly/1sHbGUH #ucl
    TEAM RAONIC
    The big-serving Canadian goes up against world No 124 Peter Gojowczyk from Germany later today at Flushing Meadows ...


    8/28/2014 11:04:51 AM

    US Open Day 3 - Sharapova v Dulgheru

    SkySportsHighlights of Maria Sharapova’s match against Alexandra Dulgheru at the 2014 US Open.
    8/28/2014 11:05:59 AM

    US Open Day 3 - Stephens v Larsson

    SkySportsHighlights of Sloane Stephens match against Johanna Larsson in the US Open 2014.
    8/28/2014 11:06:13 AM

    Berdych reviews Hewitt defeat

    SkySportsTomáš Berdych reviews his third round US Open victory over Lleyton Hewitt at the Sky Pad.
    8/28/2014 11:06:32 AM
    ANDUJAR RETIRES
    [injury] A second retirement of the day as Spain's Pablo Andujar pulls out of his match against Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori. He had already lost the opening two sets, 6-4 6-1, before retiring.
    8/28/2014 4:29:27 PM
    VIKA COMEBACK
    [set] Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka fights back from 3-0 down to win the opening set 6-4 against American Christina McHale.
    8/28/2014 4:31:23 PM

    AZA FIGHTBACK: Victoria Azarenka celebrates winning the opening set against Christina McHale and she's now 3-0* up in the second.


    8/28/2014 4:35:26 PM
    IVANOVIC BEATEN
    [game-set-match] Serbian eight seed Ana Ivanovic has been knocked out of the US Open by Czech youngster Karolina Pliskova, 7-5 6-4. The 22-year-old will next face the winner of the match between Casey Dellacqua and Qiang Wang. That match is currently tied up at one set all as they head into the decider.
    8/28/2014 4:39:04 PM

    SERENA ON SONG: Serena Williams is now *4-0 up in the second set against Vania King. It's looking ominous on Ashe!


    8/28/2014 6:24:20 PM
    EASY FOR SERENA
    [game-set-match] World No 1 Serena Williams has lost just five games in her opening two matches at the US Open. She dispatches Vania King, 6-1 6-0 in just 56 minutes. The 17-time grand slam champion will take on yet another American, with Varvara Lepchenko in line to face her in the third round after she beat Mona Barthel from Germany, 6-4 6-0.
    8/28/2014 6:31:46 PM
    BAD DAY FOR ANA
    Ana Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-4 in the second round today and after her match she said:


    It was just really bad day. This is exactly what I think I have to reassess. I had great lead-ups to every grand slam. I played a lot of matches and won lot of matches. ... At the grand slams I just haven't performed that well. "

    8/28/2014 6:34:42 PM
    WINNING STREAK
    [stats] Serena Williams is now on a 15-match Flushing Meadows winning streak after her win today. Williams has won five US Open titles, including in 2012 and 2013. She is trying to become the first woman to win the tournament three consecutive years since Chris Evert had a four-year run from 1975-78.

    8/28/2014 6:41:00 PM
    DJOKO NEXT UP ON ASHE
    [stats] Top seed and world No 1 Novak Djokovic takes a 5-1 head-to-head record against Paul-Henri Mathieu, one of nine Frenchmen left, into their second-round clash.
    Djokovic has never lost in the second round in nine appearances and has reached the third round or better in 24 consecutive grand slams since a second round loss at Wimbledon in 2008. Mathieu is looking to break a 19-match losing streak against Top 10 opponents since his last win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    8/28/2014 6:51:21 PM

    WANTED MAN: Roger Federer signs autographs for fans after his practice session at Flushing Meadows


    8/28/2014 6:56:20 PM
    GREAT STRUFF FROM ISNER
    [game-set-match] Big-serving American John Isner eases past German Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets, 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2, in just under two hours. He will play German 22nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber for a place in the last 16. Interestingly, Kohlschreiber has won two of their last three meetings.
    8/28/2014 6:59:42 PM
    JO LOVES IT ...
    The Frenchman was in top form against Aleksandr Nedovyesov from Kazakhstan.


    8/28/2014 9:25:37 PM
    NIGHT SESSION
    2012 champion Andy Murray opens the night session where he meets 27-year-old German qualifier Matthias Bachinger for the first time. Bachinger won his first career grand slam match against Radek Stepanek on Monday. Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard takes on Sorana Cirstea follows after the British No 1.
    8/28/2014 9:29:58 PM
    KANEPI DOWNS STOSUR
    [game-set-match] Big win for Estonian Kaia Kanepi, who saves a match point to beat 2011 champion Samantha Stosur from Australia, 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8). The world No 50 will take on Spanish 15th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the third round.
    8/28/2014 9:38:16 PM

    Hutchins' video diary - Players' lounge

    8/28/2014 9:45:42 PM
    KEYS UNLOCKED
    [game-set-match] Big-hitting American Madison Keys loses 7-6(4) 2-6 7-5 to world No 145 Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia. Victory for the promising 21-year-old helps her set up a meeting with two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
    8/28/2014 9:53:11 PM
    DJOKO IN THE GROOVE
    World No 1 Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6-0 and into the third round of the year's final grand slam.

    "I have nothing to complain about, I wanted to get my job done as quick as possible," said Djokovic. "I don't feel like I need to play long matches to get into the groove. I mean, I feel that I'm hitting the ball very well. Second match even better than the first one. Under the circumstances I think I came up with a very good performance. Stayed mentally tough and did not allow myself to get frustrated because of the wind and conditions that were obviously very tough for both of us."

    8/28/2014 10:01:09 PM
    ALMOST TIME  ...
    Andy Murray will hope to avoid any drama when he meets little-known German qualifier Matthias Bachinger in the second round at midnight UK time tonight. After the cramp that so badly affected him against Robin Haase on Monday, Murray will no doubt be happy to be playing in the relative cool of the night session in New York. 

    I feel like I'm playing pretty good tennis and hopefully results will be not too far behind."

    He has never played Bachinger before in a professional match, although their paths crossed in the junior ranks. The German world No 235 only found out he had got into qualifying last Monday when he was back home in Munich but won three matches in three days after flying to New York and then beat Radek Stepanek for his first ever grand slam main draw victory. Bachinger, who lost to Britain's James Ward in qualifying here last year, has not dropped more than three games in any set so far.
    8/28/2014 10:05:23 PM
    SOME EXCITED MURRAY FANS ...




    8/28/2014 10:26:21 PM
    INTRODUCING BACHINGER
    Murray's opponent tonight is vastly inexperienced at the grand slam level, having only ever won one main draw match, in the first round against Radek Stepanek here at this year's US Open. His most notable career achievements include three tournament wins on the Challenger circuit and two semi-finals in ATP 250 tournaments. He was a fairly handy junior, however, and even beat Murray before they had both turned professional.

    8/28/2014 10:48:47 PM
    MURRAY FAVOURITE
    [betting]Bachinger's outsider status is reinforced by the betting odds ahead of tonight's clash. The German is available at 6/1 with Sky Bet. who have massive favourite Murray priced at 1/2 to win in straight sets. If you fancy a flutter on some better value Murray bets, such as the correct set score or the sequence of set winners, then head over to Sky Bet.
    8/28/2014 10:55:06 PM
    CALM CONDITIONS
    The build up to Murray's match has started on Sky Sports 3 HD and Boris Becker, having put on a jacket for the evening session after another sun-drenched afternoon, does not think the wind will be a major factor in the contest.
    The wind has died down a little bit, it's not as swirling as it was this afternoon, which should benefit both players. It's a really pleasant night to play tennis.

    8/28/2014 11:03:37 PM
    READY FOR THE BIG STAGE
    Annabel Croft believes the fact the evening session crowd is taking a long time to file into Arthur Ashe Stadium may play into the hands of the inexperienced Bachinger.
    The question mark is how he's going to cope with coming out here and being on a big stadium court and having a crack at a former champion in Andy Murray. They do know each other, they've known each other since the juniors. It depends how he comes out - at the moment it's not that full out here and that may help Bachinger.

    8/28/2014 11:07:13 PM
    CRAMP IN THE PAST?
    Murray had a cramping crisis in his first round match with Robin Haase but managed to make it through and Boris does not think it will have produced any lasting problems.
    He's had more than 48 hours to recover. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in the first team meeting after that match to see (them discuss) the reasoning behind what was almost a physical breakdown. But I saw him in the locker room before, he looked fit and ready to go so I don't think there are any affects from Monday's match.

    8/28/2014 11:11:23 PM
    ALMOST READY
    The two players are now out on the court and have commenced the knock-up. Both looked relaxed heading out onto Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Bachinger saying his main goal is to enjoy the occasion and the "big atmosphere".
    8/28/2014 11:15:49 PM

    Andy Murray is ready to face Matthias Bachinger at midnight

    8/28/2014 11:32:44 PM
    8/29/2014 8:45:06 AM
    Hopefully the next match on Arthur Ashe will be more competitive than the Jankovic-Larsson opener. Former champion Venus Williams is up against Sara Errani, who is seeded 13th compared to Venus' 19th. Williams has won all three previous meetings without dropping a set but the most recent of those was in 2012.
    8/29/2014 4:31:12 PM
    [set]Ito has hit back to level at one-set all against Lopez on Court Five. The Japanese player, who is ranked 126 in the world, broke 19th seed Lopez twice to take it 6-3.


    8/29/2014 4:41:42 PM
    DJOKOVIC'S 'DANCE' MOVES
    8/29/2014 4:45:32 PM
    [set]Monfils moves two sets up against Gonzalez, 7-5 6-3, and is now well on course for a third-round meeting with either French compatriot Richard Gasquet or Italy's Paolo Lorenzi. Monfils' best run at the US Open was a quarter-final appearance in 2010. Cilic, the 14th seed, is also two sets up on Marchenko, 7-6 6-2. But Janowicz and Anderson - who are both 6ft 8 in - are level at one-set all after the South African took the second set 6-2 in 33 minutes. Janowicz is still yet to hit an ace, while Anderson has sent down eight of them.
    8/29/2014 4:53:59 PM
    [break]Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov's second-round match against Dudi Sela is under way on Louis Armstrong. Dimitrov is an early break up, leading 3-0 in the opening set.
    8/29/2014 4:57:16 PM
    [game-set-match]MONFILS BEATS GONZALEZ 7-5 6-3 6-2
    Monfils came on strong after a slow start in the opening set and, in the end, ran out a comfortable straight-sets winner against Gonzalez in two hours and seven minutes. The French crowd pleaser could take on compatriot Richard Gasquet in the third round, if 12th seed Gasquet can see off Paolo Lorenzi later today.
    8/29/2014 5:23:51 PM
    [break]Errani has made a storming start against Venus on Arthur Ashe. The Italian is a double break up, leading 3-0 in the opening set.
    8/29/2014 5:24:57 PM
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