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Canadian juniors taking over US Open as three players make final weekend

Two 16-year-old Canadians are one step closer to victory in New York after Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga, Ont.) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal) both won their quarter-final matches at the Junior US Open on Friday to reach the semifinals in their respective draws. With their wins, Canada is the only country to be represented by both a girl and boy in the final four.

No. 7 seed Andreescu is into her first Slam semifinal following a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over American Vanessa Ong. She will next take on another U.S. native, world No. 5 Kayla Day, against whom she is 2-1. This will be their first meeting this season.


Djokovic - Wawrinka to collide in US Open Final

DjokovicWorld no.1 Novak Djokovic and third seed Stanislas Wawrinka will square off in the Final of the US Open on Sunday after both men registered four set wins in their respective semi-final encounters on Friday.

Djokovic threw away a two-sets to love lead and a break in third to drop the third set to Frenchman Gael Monfils in what was a rather bizarre first semi-final with the veteran French player adopting some bizarre tactics in an attempt to throw Djokovic off his game.


Shibahara-Hart Advance to US Open Girls' Doubles Final

UCLA freshmen Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara advanced to the final of the US Open Junior Girls’ Doubles Championship on Friday with a victory third-set super tiebreaker win.

Hart of Colton, Calif., and Shibahara of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., defeated Kaja Juvan of Slovakia and Iga Swiatek of Poland, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. 


Kerber too good for Wozniacki in US Open semi-final

New World No.1 Angelique Kerber marked her rise to the top of the rankings with a commanding 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to reach her first US Open final and her third major final of the year.

With Serena Williams stunned in the semi-finals earlier on Thursday by Karolina Pliskova, Kerber stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium as the provisional World No.1 - she will assume the top spot when the new rankings are released on Monday.


Pliskova thrilled with biggest win of her career

Tenth-seed Karolina Pliskova reached her first Grand Slam final in style, shocking top seed Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals of the US Open on Thursday night. The loss meant Serena will have to relinquish her top rank to German Angelique Kerber who reached the title round beating Dane Caroline Wozniacki in the other semi-final.

"It was always a dream to, you know, get a title, get to the semi-final, get to the final," said Pliskova in her post-match press conference on Thursday.


Pliskova beats Serena Williams to advance to maiden Grand Slam final

Karolina Pliskova and new world no.1 Angelique Kerber will battle it out for the US Open title on Saturday after both women registered straight set wins in their respective semi-final encounters today.

10th seeded Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova stunned 6-time US Open champion and top-seeded Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6, thus ending Williams' 186-week reign as world No 1 (stretching back to February 18, 2013) is now over.


Wawrinka battles past Del Potro to book US Open semi-final spot

Third seeded Stanislas Wawrinka reached the US Open semi-finals for the third time with a battling 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, who just ran out of gas at the end of a long few weeks for the returning Argentine.

The Swiss, who hit 53 winners including 10 aces here on Wednesday, will now face sixth seed and 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori, who beat Andy Murray, the second seed and 2012 winner, earlier in the day.


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