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    [set]Dimitrov completely dominated the opening set against Sela on Louis Armstrong, cruising through it with two breaks in 28 minutes.
    8/29/2014 5:27:42 PM
    [set]Anderson has turned it round against Janowicz in the battle of the 6ft 8in pair on Court 17. Anderson dropped the opening set on a tie-break but has responded to win the next two, 6-2 6-1. It's on serve early in the fourth
    Janowicz was delighted after winning the first set tie-break but has since lost the next two sets against Anderson 

    8/29/2014 5:31:52 PM
    [stats]Second seed Simona Halep is up against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the third round on Grandstand. The last time Lucic-Baroni made the fourth round of a grand slam? That would Wimbledon in 1999 when she reached the semi-finals as a 17-year-old.
    8/29/2014 5:35:17 PM
    [injury]Going from bad to worse for Sela against Dimitrov on Louis Armstrong. He's a set and a break down and has just needed a visit from the trainer to have some strapping applied to the fingers on his right hand.
    8/29/2014 5:36:10 PM
    [set]Errani, who is giving away nine inches in height, has just taken the opening set 6-0 against a totally out-of-sorts Venus Williams on Arthur Ashe. That took 26 minutes and featured 18 unforced errors from Venus. Errani had not even taken a set off the American - champion here in 2000 and 2001 - in three previous meetings.

    8/29/2014 5:42:34 PM
    [game-set-match]ANDERSON BEATS JANOWICZ 6-7 6-2 6-1 6-3
    Anderson has broken Janowicz's serve eight times on the way to a four-set win in the second round. The 18th-seeded South African goes through to a third-round meeting with either 14th seed Marin Cilic or Illya Marchenko. Cilic is two sets and a break up so, barring a big turnaround it will be him. 
    8/29/2014 5:46:28 PM
    [like]Venus has held serve to open the second set against Errani, a turn of events that is greeted with a huge cheer on Arthur Ashe.
    8/29/2014 5:47:15 PM
    The comeback is on for Venus, who breaks for a 2-0 lead at the start of the second set after losing the opener 6-0 against Errani.
    Venus Williams hit back after error-strewn first set

    8/29/2014 5:51:13 PM
    [set]Dimitrov takes a two-set lead against Sela, 6-1 6-2. One-way traffic on Louis Armstrong. They've only been playing for just over an hour.
    8/29/2014 5:54:06 PM
    The comeback gathers pace - Venus holds again, 3-0 up in the second set.
    8/29/2014 5:55:25 PM
    [game-set-match]CILIC BEATS MARCHENKO 7-6 6-2 6-4
    It will be Cilic-Anderson in the third round after the 14th-seeded Croat closed out a straight sets win over Marchenko on Court 11.


    8/29/2014 6:07:47 PM

    Gael Monfils beat Alejandro Gonzalez in straight sets to go through to the fourth round. The 20th seed played some vintage tennis at times ...

    8/30/2014 3:06:03 PM

    Roger Federer proved too good for Samuel Groth under the lights last night. The Australian holds the fastest serve at 263 km/h (163 mph).

    8/30/2014 3:09:51 PM


    8/30/2014 3:11:20 PM
    8/30/2014 3:26:42 PM
    WIMBLEDON CHAMPION IN TROUBLE ...
    [set] World No 145 Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia has won the opening set against third seed Petra Kvitova, 6-4, after 41 minutes of action on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 21-year-old, who beat great American hope Madison Keys in the last round, is on the verge of causing an even bigger upset this afternoon!
    8/30/2014 3:53:44 PM
    FLAVIA & KEI IN FRONT
    [set] Italian 11th seed Flavia Pennetta wins the opening set, 6-4, against world No 135 Nicole Gibbs from Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori seems to hitting form again having had a cyst removed from his right foot just weeks before the start of the US Open. He leads 23rd seed Leonardo Mayer from Argentina, 6-4.
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    8/30/2014 4:00:15 PM
    ALSO ON TODAY ...
    [tennis] World No 1 Novak Djokovic brings a 7-1 head-to-head record against Sam Querrey while Serena Williams is through to the third round for the 15th time in 15 appearances and faces left-hander Varvara Lepchenko, her third successive American opponent. Victoria Azarenka, the runner-up for the last two years, takes a 5-0 winning record into her third round tie against Elena Vesnina of Russia. Azarenka is bidding to win her 100th grand slam match. Tonight on Ashe, Tommy Robredo, a quarter-finalist last year, meets the lone teenager remaining in the draw, 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios, who reached the last-eight at Wimbledon where he knocked out Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios is trying to become the first teenager to reach the fourth round or better since 2008 when Juan Martin del Potro (19) reached the last-eight.
    8/30/2014 4:04:44 PM
    MURRAY 3-0* KUZNETSOV
    Kuznetsov smacks a scorching forehand up the line to earn a double break point on the Murray serve. The 23-year-old is unable to get anywhere near Murray's flat forehands though as the Scot saves them both. He comes to the net to make a firm volley and he keeps the Russian at bay. Good hold in the end!
    8/30/2014 5:16:29 PM


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    8/30/2014 5:17:00 PM

    FLYING START: Murray is 3-0* up in the opening set of his match against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 


    8/30/2014 5:18:35 PM
    MURRAY *3-1 KUZNETSOV
    Amelie Mauresmo seems very happy with the way Murray has come out and attacked his opponent. The Russian hangs on to her serve for the first time today, despite being taken to deuce.
    8/30/2014 5:24:23 PM
    MURRAY 4-1* KUZNETSOV
    Kuznetsov, ranked 96th, has taken his time to make his mark in the senior ranks after winning the junior Wimbledon title in 2009, but has now reached the third round at successive grand slams. He's quick to close down the angles and make Murray hurry from the baseline, resulting in a lob which flies long. The Russian brings up a break point opportunity with a double handed backhand winner down the line, but he misses the target on his favourite forehand side. A kick-serve out side is then netted, so the 27-year-old from Dunblane holds on to his serve, despite some pressure.
    8/30/2014 5:29:35 PM
    [break] MURRAY *5-1 KUZNETSOV
    Louis Armstrong is jam-packed for this Murray match. The eight seed is a real fans favourite in New York. He's an exciting player and he attacks the Kuznetsov serve at the start of this sixth game to move 0-30 ahead. The Russian nets his forehand to hand Murray a double break point. He only needs one chance as his opponent makes another basic error.
    8/30/2014 5:33:11 PM
    [set] MURRAY 6-1 0-0* KUZNETSOV
    Amazing point at 15-15! Murray shows amazing ability to scramble around the back of the court before getting his racket to a volley and making the winner. An unstoppable ace hands him a set point and he takes it in 30 minutes. 

    A SET UP! Murray takes the opening set 6-1 in 30 minutes



    8/30/2014 5:36:55 PM
    [markpetchey] "That was a perfect set of tennis from Andy Murray."
    8/30/2014 5:38:33 PM
    [break] MURRAY 6-1 *1-0 KUZNETSOV
    Can't really disagree with Marck Petchey's assessment of the first set. Murray came out like he meant business this afternoon. He's bossing his opponent and is hitting the ball flat and true. The Scot hits a stunning pass on his second break point of the game to make the early break. This could be over in a jiffy if the Russian doesn't get his act together pretty soon!
    8/30/2014 5:42:15 PM
    KRUNIC HITS TOTAL LIMITS
    Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic added her name to a list of anonymous figures to emerge from the Flushing Meadows shadows and step into the US Open spotlight with a shock 6-4 6-4 win over Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.


    When you are playing the smaller tournaments all the time, I honestly didn't know what to expect from myself at all," said Krunic. "I don't know my limits. Today I think I pushed myself to my total limits. Even I know that it was not Petra's best day and she missed a lot. I don't know if I made her miss with my game or not. But still if she would have played her best tennis I don't think the outcome would be the same. I tried to keep the tactics that I have been given. Yeah, that was my only chance. Honestly, I didn't expect it at all, for sure."

    8/30/2014 8:32:34 PM
    SUBLIME SERENA
    [game-set-match] Defending champion and world No 1 Serena Williams reaches the second week at the US Open without losing a set. She beats compatriot Varvara Lepchenko in straight-sets, 6-3 6-3 on Ashe.

    SEEKING ANOTHER TITLE: Williams is aiming for her sixth title at Flushing Meadows and her 18th grand slam title overall

    Williams will play Estonia's 
    Kaia Kanepi next after she beat Spanish 15th seed Carla Suarez-Navarro, 7-5 6-0.
    8/30/2014 8:46:45 PM
    After last night's 7/5 winner, here's an 11/4 shot for today at the #USOpen - sportinglife.com/bettingzone/te…
    MUMMY'S DONE IT ... 2009 US Open champion Kim Clijsters enjoys a bit of therapy treatment



    8/31/2014 3:09:47 PM

    8/31/2014 3:11:00 PM
    ON THIS DATE (August 31, 1999)
    [stats] Patrick Rafter becomes the first defending champion to lose in the first round, retiring in the fifth set against Cedric Pioline because of a shoulder injury.


    8/31/2014 3:14:00 PM
    [sunny-rain] Breezy and partly cloudy in New York with more humidity. High of 78 Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). There is a chance of rain later in the day.
    8/31/2014 3:14:52 PM

    Krunic v Kvitova - Highlights

    8/31/2014 3:21:41 PM

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    8/31/2014 3:24:10 PM
    ERRANI OFF TO FLYING START
    [tennis] Italian 13th seed 
    Sara Errani is currently 3-1* up in the first set against Croatian qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who is ranked 
    121st in the world. Lucic-Baroni produced a stunning third round win over second seed Simona Halep. It's been some story for the 32-year-old who reached the 1999 Wimbledon semi-finals and is now aiming to go deep into a slam again - 15 years on.
    8/31/2014 3:32:43 PM
    FERRER TAKING ON SIMON
    [tennis] On Louis Armstrong, Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer takes a 5-1 career record against France's Gilles Simon into their third-round meeting. Ferrer, who reached the third round via walkover when injured Bernard Tomic withdrew, reached the US Open semi-finals in 2007 and 2012. He currently leads 3-2* and it's going with serve in the opening set.
    8/31/2014 3:34:51 PM

    US Open 2014: Andy Murray fitness still a concern, says Greg Rusedski

    SkySportsAndy Murray may have booked his place in the fourth round of the US Open but there are still question marks about his fitness, says Greg Rusedski.
    8/31/2014 3:39:38 PM
    LISICKI SAYS GOODBYE TO NEW YORK FOR ANOTHER YEAR ...







    8/31/2014 9:12:12 PM

    HEAVY RAIN: A view of rain drops collect as rain falls on Arthur Ashe Stadium ... looks like we're going to have quite a wait for play to restart


    8/31/2014 9:14:31 PM
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