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France`s top women cleared, Benoit Paire ban extended

France`s top women cleared, Benoit Paire ban extended

The three players had been provisionally suspended by the FFT following their "unacceptable" behaviour at the Rio Games last month.

Serena Williams crashes out of US Open; no longer the WTA World No.1 too Serena Williams crashes out of US Open; no longer the WTA World No.1 too

Pliskova, the 10th-seeded Czech playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final, triumphed 6-2, 7-6 (7/5).

US Open 2016: Paths to women`s & men's semi-finals US Open 2016: Paths to women`s & men's semi-finals

Semis line-ups: Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki vs Angelique Kerber; Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils, Stan Wawrinka vs Kei Nishikori

BIG PREVIEW: Novak Djokovic favourite as pretenders line-up at US Open semi-finals BIG PREVIEW: Novak Djokovic favourite as pretenders line-up at US Open semi-finals

World number one Djokovic takes a 12-0 career lead over Monfils into their semi-final on Friday while Nishikori looks to build on his shock five-set win over Andy Murray against Wawrinka.

US Open 2016: Top seeds Serena Serena, Angelique Kerber on collision course US Open 2016: Top seeds Serena Serena, Angelique Kerber on collision course

It was at the semi-final stage at Flushing Meadows last year that Williams crumbled under the pressure of chasing a rare calendar-year Grand Slam as she fell to eventual runner-up Roberta Vinci.

US Open: Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Juan Martin del Potro to book semi-final berth against Kei Nishikori US Open: Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Juan Martin del Potro to book semi-final berth against Kei Nishikori

Stan Wawrinka will now lock horns with Kei Nishikori, who stunned Andy Murray to advance into semis.

US Open, women's singles: Serena Williams up against Karolina Pliskova in semis after defeating Simona Halep US Open, women's singles: Serena Williams up against Karolina Pliskova in semis after defeating Simona Halep

Williams`s semi-final against Pliskova promises more fireworks. The 10th-seeded Czech leads the WTA tour in aces this year.

US Open: Kei Nishikori stuns Andy Murray in five sets, advances to semi-finals US Open: Kei Nishikori stuns Andy Murray in five sets, advances to semi-finals

Murray looked to be in control at two sets to one ahead and carving out a break point in the third game of the fourth when a loud gong-like sound burst from the malfunctioning public address system in Arthur Ashe stadium.

US Open women's match in betting alert

The US Open first round match between Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko and Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is under investigation for suspicious betting patterns, it was confirmed today.

US Open 2016: Karolina Pliskova beats Ana Konjuh to enter maiden Grand Slam semis US Open 2016: Karolina Pliskova beats Ana Konjuh to enter maiden Grand Slam semis

Pliskova will face either Serena Williams or Romanian Simona Halep for a place in Saturday`s championship match.

US Open 2016: Andy Murray, Serena Williams seek to cement semi-final spots US Open 2016: Andy Murray, Serena Williams seek to cement semi-final spots

Murray, who followed up his third Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon with Rio Olympics gold, takes on 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori for a place in the last four.

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! How Indians can watch Rafael Nadal play without spending a rupee CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! How Indians can watch Rafael Nadal play without spending a rupee

The RK Khanna tennis stadium in the capital could be packed to the rafters when Rafa is in town.

Caroline Wozniacki, Angeline Kerber to clash for US Open final spot in women's singles Caroline Wozniacki, Angeline Kerber to clash for US Open final spot in women's singles

Wozniacki, the finalist in 2009 and 2014 and semi-finalist also in 2010 and 2011, sympathised with Sevastova after she spent almost three months out of the sport with a right ankle injury earlier this year.

US Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova knocked out of women's doubles in quarter-finals US Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova knocked out of women's doubles in quarter-finals

Mirza`s serve came under severe threat, facing three break points, and was broken in the first instance itself. Garcia then held her serve easily to be on level terms at 5-5.

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic to take on Gael Monfils in semis after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires in quarter-final US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic to take on Gael Monfils in semis after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires in quarter-final

Novak Djokovic one will face another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, for a place in Sunday`s championship match after the 10th seed pummelled compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

US Open bids farewell to Armstrong after 39 years

Louis Armstrong`s moving `What a Wonderful World` serenaded fans Tuesday as the US Open bid farewell to the stadium named after the legendary jazz trumpeter before it confronts the wrecking ball next week.



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