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New stands let US Open fans see practice

In a new feature this year, the first stage of a planned renovation to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, elevated stands loom over five practice courts and allow fans to watch stars like Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Nojak Djokovic groove their strokes, tinker with strategy and sometimes bicker with coaches. I'm just trying to soak in as much as I can,'' said Kathleen Sullivan, a tennis nut from Los Angeles who peered down from her seat not 20 feet from three courts that...

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US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova shows title credentials

On current form there is nobody more likely to win a three-set battle of attrition than Maria Sharapova. The Russian lost the first set to Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru here last night at the US Open but responded in typical fashion to book a third-round meeting with Sabine Lisicki. Sharapova won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 after a gruelling contest that lasted two hours and 38 minutes.

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Wawrinka tiffs with fan during US Open win

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to "Shut up," on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the US Open.

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Venus returns to US Open's 3rd round

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams reached the tournament's third round for the first time since 2010, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday night.

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Wawrinka tells fan to 'shut up' in win

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to ''Shut up,'' on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. In a match that began Wednesday and finished after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the third-seeded Wawrinka quickly built a two-set lead before faltering a bit, muttering aloud at himself after one miss: ''Too many mistakes!'' By the time he was locked in a tight fourth set, Wawrinka...

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Hewitt crashes but won't retire

Lleyton Hewitt has brushed aside retirement talk declaring just wait and see after crashing out of the US Open to complete the worst grand slam season of his career.

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