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British number one unable to repeat memorable victory

Sharapova and Wozniacki face glamour match

Their third-round matches yesterday were hardly the best of advertisements for women's tennis, but when Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki meet here tomorrow it will be one of the most eagerly anticipated contests so far at this year's US Open.

Hurricane Andy breezes past Brown despite the elements

Hurricane Earl was in the air but it was Hurricane Andy who swept through Arthur Ashe Stadium here yesterday.

Clijsters gaining momentum in US Open

Reigning champion Kim Clijsters insisted her game was still a work in progress despite easing into the third round of the US Open with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Australian Sally Peers.

Venus and Clijsters make easy progress

Shocks were conspicuous by their absence on the opening day of the US Open, with Venus Williams and defending champion Kim Clijsters among the seeds enjoying a comfortable passage into the second round at Flushing Meadows.

Baltacha gains revenge for SW19 meltdown

Court 17 is about as far from the main show stadiums as you can get here at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but Elena Baltacha's elation at winning there yesterday was evident. Playing in the main draw at the US Open for the first time, the British No 1 beat Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to earn sweet revenge for her defeat to the 19-year-old Croat at Wimbledon earlier this summer.

Wozniacki looks to continue her winning run and take No 1 spot

Shino Tsurubuchi, who became the most famous line judge in tennis 12 months ago, is here again, but the woman who unleashed a torrent of abuse at her is not.

Murray is ready despite frying against Fish

Andy Murray insists he is ready for the US Open despite struggling in the heat as he lost to Mardy Fish in the quarter-final of the Cincinnati Masters.

Sport in Brief: Brilliant Brownlee leads British 1-2 at world triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee has been crowned the world triathlon champion in Lausanne.

Wozniacki steps up a gear to see off Pennetta

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame a slow start before powering past Flavia Pennetta to reach the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.

Elbow rules out Henin until 2011

Former World No 1 Justine Henin will be sidelined for the rest of the year as she recovers from an elbow injury.

Restaurant incident could rule Serena out of US Open

Serena Williams is in doubt for the US Open because of her recent foot injury, according to the WTA Tour.

Chris McGrath: Wayward Venus spirals out of control against world No 82

All these anonymous women are suddenly in danger of making a name for themselves. As though goaded by constant charges of mediocrity and stagnation, the incognitos yesterday broke cover so boldly that three of tomorrow's semi-finalists have between them mustered one previous appearance in the last four of a Grand Slam. And those who conclude that the fourth, Serena Williams, can now help herself to her 13th such tournament, from a silver platter, do no justice to their collective courage and craft. Serena need only ask her own sister.

Clijsters beaten by Zvonareva at Wimbledon

Vera Zvonareva edged a gruelling Centre Court battle with US Open champion Kim Clijsters today to set up a Wimbledon semi-final against the unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova.

Clijsters turns tables to gain upper hand in the battle of Belgium

The eagerly anticipated battle of the Belgians lived up to its billing yesterday on Court One, where a fascinating duel ended with Kim Clijsters prevailing over her compatriot Justine Henin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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