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Serena Williams named US Open top seed

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer named top US Open seeds

Eyes on the ball: Novak Djokovic.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No.1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No.2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open with wrist injury

No US Open title defence: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open with a wrist injury.

Danielle Rossingh Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal won't be able to defend his title at this year's final major because of a wrist injury, he says.

Rafael Nadal's body creaks under the strain as he pulls out of US Open

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With his bulging biceps and beefy chest, Rafael Nadal does not resemble a man with fragile joints. However, looks can be deceptive: Nadal's thunderous style places his body under extreme strain every...

Bernard Tomic receives US Open wild card

Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic is among eight men receiving wild-card invitations for the US Open's main draw.

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Tomic, Gajdosova earn US Open wildcards

Bernard Tomic of Australia.

Bernard Tomic and Jarmila Gajdosova have received Australia's wildcard entries into the US Open getting underway in New York on August 25.

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Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.

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Serena Williams eyes 18th Grand Slam crown at US Open

In her first warm-up event for the US Open that begins in three weeks, Williams rolled to the title and served notice she was on form after a Wimbledon exit that due to a virus left her struggling to...

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Andy Murray sticks with Amelie Mauresmo for US Open

Besieged: Andy Murray is feeling the pressure.

Simon Briggs Much of the confusion surrounding Andy Murray's ground-breaking coaching deal with Amelie Mauresmo was resolved on Wednesday after Murray posted some intriguing photographs on his Facebook page.

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From Sugarpova to all over: Maria Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Maria Sharapova.

Russian world number three Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open because of a right shoulder injury, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday.

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Nick Kyrgios faces his biggest challenge in US Open

David Ferrer and Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton It's the $20 million grand-slam mismatch at the US Open which could launch Nick Kyrgios to stardom and earn him a Davis Cup berth.

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Australian teen into US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios faces an US Open baptism of fire after successfully qualifying.

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Stosur's coach split upsets US Open lead-up

Katherine Delaney, Darren Walton Samantha Stosur admits splitting with her long-time coach nine days out from the US Open wasn't flash timing.

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Tomic's dad refused US Open pass

New York Bernard Tomic's father and coach John has been refused accreditation for the US Open, with the US Tennis Association (USTA) also considering banning him from the event as a spectator.

Ashleigh Barty joins Bernard Tomic in US Open second round

Ashleigh Barty.

Linda Pearce Promising young wildcard Ashleigh Barty has joined fellow Queenslander Bernard Tomic in the second round of the US Open.

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Samantha Stosur knocked out of US Open by qualifier

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur has been stunned by 296th-ranked American qualifier Victoria Duval in the biggest upset of the US Open's first round, the 2011 champion eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 by a 17-year-old playing in...

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Casey Dellacqua out of US Open, but doubles - and motherhood - remain

Casey Dellacqua.

Linda Pearce Casey Dellacqua and her partner Amanda celebrated the birth of their son Blake three weeks ago, leaving Dellacqua with more to play for, rather than any plans to compete and travel less.

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Ashleigh Barty's US Open is over

Ashleigh Barty.

Linda Pearce Australia's meagre singles presence in the women's draw ends with the abrupt second-round departure of wildcard Ashleigh Barty.

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Samantha Stosur crashes out of US Open in first round

Samantha Stosur of Australia serves to Victoria Duval of the U.S. at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York August 27, 2013.

New York: Eleventh-seeded Samantha Stosur, the 2011 champion, was sent crashing out in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday by American 17-year-old qualifier Victoria Duval.

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James Duckworth out of US Open

James Duckworth of Australia

Australian wildcard James Duckworth exited the US Open in his opening-round match at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday (Thu AEST) going down to American Tim Smyczek in four sets.