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Roddick had hoped to play Open doubles

Andy Roddick says he would like to have made one more appearance at the U.S Open, not for himself, but for his friend Mardy Fish. Roddick and Fish, who has been suffering from an anxiety disorder, had sought to enter this year's doubles field with a wild card. They were denied because Roddick, who has been retired for two years, has not been involved in the sport's drug testing protocols. Roddick, speaking before an exhibition match with James Blake on Thursday at the Connecticut Open, says he...

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Will the real Serena Williams please stand up?

MONTREAL -- A press officer for the Rogers Cup said Serena Williams would be in the interview room momentarily, and soon the 35 or so seats filled with reporters. Now a half-hour had passed, then an hour ... an

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US Open 2014: Serena Williams forgets age and stays focused on the present

As a Jehovah’s Witness, Serena Williams does not celebrate birthdays. That is probably just as well, given that the American appears to be well aware that she will be passing another milestone next week. “Oh, I don’t celebrate birthdays,” Williams said when asked about her forthcoming 33rd. “No one should after a certain age, right? It’s almost depressing. I think even if I did I would be kind of trying not to at this point, trying to forget it.”

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Kvitova cruises into New Haven semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Zahlavova Strycova took an early lead by breaking Kvitova's serve in the third game of the match between two Czech players. Kvitova will face either Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium or Samantha Stosur of Australia in the semifinals.

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