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Paes knocked out of US Open, Sania and Rohan advance

India's tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won but veteran Leander Peas' US Open campaign came to an end as he was beaten in a second-round mixed doubles match at Flushing Meadows.

Paes-Hingis were beaten 6-7 (1), 6-3, 11-13 by American seventh seeds Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe on Court 5 in New York on Saturday.


Serena Williams in crush mode as she advances to Last 16 of US Open

World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open third round at Flushing Meadows, New York on Saturday, thus moving one step closer to winning the women's singles title for the seventh time.

"It was a really good match for me because she played a different kind of match. It was really good for me to have a different type of rhythm and move the ball around," Xinhua news agency quoted Williams as saying of playing against Larsson.


Sock stuns former Champ Cilic, Easy for Nadal, Easier for Djokovic

American tennis player Jack Sock upset 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in surprisingly routine fashion, breezing into the US Open pre-quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory, while big names Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also progressed to the Round of 16.

The 26th-seeded Sock, who is known for his huge forehand and big serve but not for a stellar return game, on Friday broke Cilic's serve four times in three sets to win in an hour and 41 minutes at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Sock completely dominated his own service games, not facing a single break point in the contest.


Kerber sets up Kvitova clash at US Open, Keys produces incredible comeback

In the women's singles action at the 2016 US Open on Friday, Germany's Angelique Kerber, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, Italian seventh 7 seed Roberta Vinci, Britain's Johanna Konta and Czech Petra Kvitova all moved into the Round of 16 with comfortable victories.

World No.2 Kerber made quick work of American qualifier Catherine Bellis with a 6-1, 6-1 romp to book a place in the fourth round, where she'll play former No.2 Kvitova, who moved past Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-4.


Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna beaten in US Open Men's Doubles first round

Veteran Indian star Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann crashed out of the men's doubles competition at the US Open with a first round loss to Stephane Robert of France and Dudi Sela of Israel in Flushing Meadows, New York on Friday. The Indo-German duo battled hard before going down 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 in a shade under 2 hours.

Robert and Sela will now take on Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Alexander Peya of Austria in the second round. The 12th seeded Polish-Austrian team defeated Americans Eric Quigley and Nicolas Meister 7-6, 6-1 in their opening round encounter.


Murray, Nishikori and Thiem through to Third Round of US Open

World No.2 Andy Murray and Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round after defeating their respective opponents at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Murray on Thursday brushed aside the challenge of Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 to advance, while Japan's Kei Nishikori battled past Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.


Rafael Nadal wins first ever match under closed roof at US Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal raced away with the first seven games of the match to set up a routine straight-sets victory over Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in the second round of the US Open.

Nadal's 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 win was also marked by the historic closure of the retractable roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in match play at Flushing Meadows in New York on Wednesday.


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