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From banned to Slam title

NEW YORK – Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament’s champion. Croatia’s Cilic won his first …


Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

NEW YORK – For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to …


Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic meet in surprising US Open final

NEW YORK – It is among the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history: Kei Nishikori against Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final. Neither is currently ranked …


Serena Williams wins 3rd US Open in row, 18th Slam

NEW YORK – A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat …


Serena Williams wins 3rd U.S. Open in row, 18th Slam

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach …


Novak Federer, Roger Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

NEW YORK – Instead of Novak Djokovic versus Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after …


Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina win U.S. Open doubles title

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis’ run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break …


No chance

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday in New York to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can …


Open drought ends

NEW YORK – Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night …


U.S. Open: Japan’s Kei Nishikori reaches semifinals

Kei Nishikori became the first man from Japan to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years, outlasting third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4 …


Serena stays on track at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi at the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her …


Wozniacki outs Sharapova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one …


U.S. Open: John Isner, last of American men, eliminated

Once again, John Isner’s trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, …


Venus Williams undone by unforced errors, double-fault on match point at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. “I think …


U.S. Open tennis: 15-year-old CiCi Bellis’ unexpected US Open run ends

NEW YORK – CiCi Bellis, the first 15-year-old since 1996 to win a U.S. Open match, could not follow that up with another victory, losing in the second round Thursday …


U.S. Open: American teen CiCi Bellis upset of 12th seed

While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father …


Murray toughs it out

NEW YORK – Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray …


Roger Federer’s confidence soaring before US Open

NEW YORK – The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the U.S. Open’s early rounds to the …


Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday. …


Grip on Sports: Mariners should hold off selling the farm

Friday: The All-Star Game was Tuesday night, right? Today is Friday. And baseball is just getting going again? These guys need another day off in the middle of the season? …


USGA executive director Mike Davis thrilled with condition of Chambers Bay

USGA executive director Mike Davis (pictured, foreground) says the organization could not be positioned any better for hosting the U.S. Open next year at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, …


After two heart transplants, Compton shines at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – Erik Compton was chatting at the podium when Rickie Fowler leaned in to take a selfie with his buddy in the background. Shows just how far Compton …


Kaymer runs away with U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the …


Martin Kaymer outlasts tough Pinehurst at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer. Already with one bogey on his …


Rickie Fowler has it all — except career-defining win

Rickie Fowler has a great sense of fashion. He knows how to work a crowd.


Brendon Todd tumbles down U.S. Open leaderboard with 79

The bogeys piled up in a hurry for Brendon Todd.


UPDATED: Sat., June 14, 2014, 7:19 p.m.

Martin Kaymer outlasts tough Pinehurst for a 5-shot lead at U.S. Open

A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer.


Martin Kaymer extends U.S. Open lead with two-day record

PINEHURST, N.C. – Many U.S. Open observers felt the firm and fast conditions, the turtle-backed greens and tufts of gnarly grass in waste areas would cause a high percentage of …


Masters champion Bubba Watson headlines U.S. Open cuts

Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.


UPDATED: Fri., June 13, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

Martin Kaymer sets U.S. Open record at Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a six-shot lead.