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    It's Berdych to serve first then in this opening set, here we go...
    9/4/2014 6:32:47 PM
    BERDYCH 0-1* CILIC
    Nervy start from the Czech who sent down a double-fault first up and never really recovered. After a forehand error a second double-fault arrived when 15-40 down to gift Cilic the break
    9/4/2014 6:35:38 PM
    BERDYCH *0-2 CILIC
    Cilic holds to confirm the break. He lost the opening point, but a couple of big first serves helped him get the job done and he holds to 30. Ideal start for the Croat
    9/4/2014 6:38:59 PM
    BERDYCH 1-2* CILIC
    Berdych threw in another unforced error, but was much improved in that game and came through to 15 with a big ace getting him on the scorebaord
    9/4/2014 6:42:38 PM
    BERDYCH *1-3 CILIC
    Cilic opens up the game with two booming aces and then an unreturnable first serve. A solid bachand volley completes a hold to love, the Croat will be delighted with how he's settled
    9/4/2014 6:44:57 PM
    BERDYCH 1-4* CILIC
    The error count is through the roof from Berdych at the moment. He throws in his third double-fault as Cilic breaks to love and it's one-way traffic at present
    9/4/2014 6:48:25 PM
    BERDYCH *2-4 CILIC
    Cilic starts the game with a quite brilliant angled forehand winner on the run, but is then finds himself 30-40 down after three errors from the same wing. The forehand lets him down again on break-point as he drags one wide and Berdych gets an important break back
    9/4/2014 6:52:54 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 3-4* CILIC
    Berdych has to fend off another break-point but again comes through with some hefty first serves right when he needed them. The problem now for the Czech is finding a way of making an impression on the Cilic delivery...
    9/4/2014 7:33:40 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 *3-5 CILIC
    He certainly doesn't manage it in that game as Cilic again holds to love! The Croat has surrendered just a single point on his own delivery in this set. He is serving like a dream at present, another booming ace down the T in that game leaving Berdych cutting a forlorn figure
    9/4/2014 7:37:15 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-5* CILIC
    The Czech holds up his end of the bargain and ensures Cilic will have to serve out for the set as he holds to 30
    9/4/2014 7:41:41 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 *0-0 CILIC
    Wow, three aces in a row to start the game for Cilic! He then chucks in a double-fault and loses a long rally as Berdych gets back to 40-30, but the Czech cannot make any further inroads and a poor backhand that flies well long sees Cilic open up a two-set lead
    9/4/2014 7:46:20 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 1-0* CILIC
    At the third time of asking Berdych starts a set with a service hold. The Czech was a lot more measured in that game, relying on his slice backhand to stay in points and it paid dividends. Can he now put some pressure on Cilic?
    9/4/2014 7:50:48 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 *2-0 CILIC
    Cilic races out to 30-0 with a couple of big serves, but then suddenly endures his first real dip in form of the match. A number of wayward groundstrokes as well as two double-faults see him surrender serve and Berdych finally has something to get excited about
    9/4/2014 7:57:44 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 3-0* CILIC
    The momentum has certainly swung in this third set and now it's Cilic struggling to get a ball in court! Berdych races through that game to hold to love and, belatedly, it looks like we might have a contest on our hands...
    9/4/2014 7:59:32 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 *3-1 CILIC
    Cilic is back on in that one, far more measured and he holds to love. Was it a temporary blip or can Berdych now hold on to his advantage?
    9/4/2014 8:03:00 PM
    BERDYCH 2-6 4-6 4-1* CILIC
    Having fallen 0-15 behind after a fine volley from Cilic, Berdych finds some big first serves to move 40-15 ahead. The sixth seed then outlasts his rival in a lengthy rally to hold and looks far more determined and composed now
    9/4/2014 8:06:21 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) 0-2* PENG
    [break] The Dane's forehand breaks down and allows her opponent to gain the upper hand with a break at the start of the second set.
    9/5/2014 7:30:54 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) *1-2 PENG
    [break] Peng double faults to gift Wozniacki a break point chance and she nets a weak forehand to hand it on a plate to the Dane. We're back on serve in this second set!
    9/5/2014 7:35:43 PM
    EYE OF THE TIGER ...

    WOZNIACKI EYES HER SECOND US OPEN FINAL 


    9/5/2014 7:36:17 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) 2-2* PENG
    A gorgeous drop shot from the baseline proves too good for Wozniacki - easily the shot of the match - 0-15. Both players are cleverly moonballing each other with the wind causing a problem. The Dane hits an ace down the deuce side of the T and then Peng shows amazing reactions to send back a thumping Wozniacki forehand for a winner. The 10th seed saves a break point in what is the best game of the match. She then equals her fastest serve of the day with another ace before double faulting - so erratic! A terrific forehand from Wozniacki finds the line. The Dane has won 79% of rallies over nine shots. She goes on to hold in what turned out to be an epic game.
    9/5/2014 7:45:21 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) *3-2 PENG
    [break] Peng double faults for a third time in the match to hand Wozniacki three break points. And she takes it with a double handed winner down the line. A break to love for the first time!
    9/5/2014 7:47:53 PM





    9/5/2014 7:48:02 PM


    9/5/2014 7:49:00 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) 4-2* PENG
    Former world No 1 and the 2009 runner-up Wozniacki fires down her 18th winner of the match to move 30-15 up and cement that break of serve. She takes a grip on this match by holding to 30. That's now FOUR games in a row for her!
    9/5/2014 7:52:19 PM
    WOZNIACKI 7-6(1) *4-3 PENG
    The 39th-ranked Peng makes a 39th unforced error and is taken to deuce as she feels her thigh. She's quickly at the net to make a fine overhead smash and gets through the game to stay in this semi-final.
    9/5/2014 7:56:53 PM
    NOT GIVING UP ...

    PENG STAYS IN TOUCH 


    9/5/2014 7:59:48 PM
    CRAMP FOR PENG
    [injury] 
    Wozniacki double faults for an eighth time and then Peng cramps up in both legs. The Dane then amazingly double faults with the Chinese player unable to move. The physio races on with Peng unable to move.
    9/5/2014 8:02:54 PM
    MEDICAL TIME OUT
    [injury] Peng Shuai will receive a medical time out. She is taken to the locker room for an evaluation.
    9/5/2014 8:06:26 PM


    9/5/2014 8:06:44 PM
    HORRIBLE MOMENT
    At 30-30 Wozniacki served a double fault before Peng cramped up and she couldn't move. When she comes back, she'll have a break point opportunity to get this second set back on serve. It will take a miraculous recovery for her to go on and win this you would think.
    9/5/2014 8:09:43 PM


    9/5/2014 8:10:14 PM
    PENG IS BACK
    The  28-year-old from China comes back on court, albeit, in tears.
    9/5/2014 8:11:42 PM
    PENG COLLAPSES
    [injury] Wozniacki saves the break point, but Peng hits a winner up the line. She is still holding her right leg after every point. The Dane double faults to hand the unseeded player another break point chance. Peng pulls her forehand into the alley and then blasts her forehand long before collapsing to the floor.
    9/5/2014 8:15:43 PM


    9/5/2014 8:17:05 PM
    Women's #USOpen SFs will be on Thursday next year. Find out about that & other changes coming to Flushing Meadows - bit.ly/1qbAxQO
    ???? RT @BenRothenberg : Should be an easy rule change: if you decide you need a medical timeout mid-game, you forfeit that game. #usopen
    WOZ SORRY FOR PENG
    [game-set-match] Caroline Wozniacki is through to her second US Open final after her opponent Peng Shuai is forced to retire.



    It was very difficult. I feel sorry for her because she played really well. It was really hot out on court, so it's just unfortunate she fell ill. I just hope she's going to be ok. It's been five years since I was in the final here, so it's incredible to be back.


    9/5/2014 8:21:50 PM


    9/5/2014 8:21:57 PM
    PENG BREAKS DOWN ...

    HEARTBREAK FOR THE CHINESE PLAYER


    9/5/2014 8:23:42 PM
    CROFT SADDENED BY ENDING
    Sky Sports' Annabel Croft was left sorry for China's Peng Shuai after such a gripping contest.


    It was absolutely heartbreaking to see that the match finished like that. There were so many factors that came into play. It was an an extremely hot and humid day here once again and some of those rallies they played were absolutely brutal - 21 and 28 stroke rallies. For Peng, there must have been so many emotions going through her body which are very, very draining on top of the physical side.

    9/5/2014 8:32:26 PM



    9/5/2014 8:33:38 PM
    Serena Williams is 21-3 in Grand Slam SFs. Last lost one here in 2009 v Clijsters - the 'lineswoman' match #USOpen
    WILLIAMS v MAKAROVA
    [tennis] It's not surprising that Serena Williams has made it to the semi-finals without losing a set. But neither has Ekaterina Makarova, a 26-year-old Russian who never before has been this far in 29 grand slam appearance. And Makarova had by far the tougher path to the semi-finals, eliminating Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka  a two-time Australian Open champion and the runner-up to Williams at the US Open in 2012 and 2013. Because of a string of surprises in earlier rounds, Williams was able to avoid facing Bouchard or Azarenka, of course, but also past major champions Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Sam Stosur.
    9/5/2014 8:39:26 PM
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