Author Archives: Howard Fendrich

  • Serena Williams Wins 3rd US Open in Row, 18th Slam

    (Updated 9/7/2014) NEW YORK (AP) —Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. And like each of her matches at Flushing Meadows the past two weeks, the final wasn’t ...

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  • Serena Williams Overwhelms Makarova

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday’s final, the 32-year-old American will ...

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  • France’s Gael Monfils Defeated by Roger Federer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils’ unpredictable style, flummoxed ...

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  • France’s Gael Monfils Advances into US Open QFs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive at this ...

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  • Serena Williams Pulls Out of Wimbledon with ‘Bug’

    LONDON (AP) — It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday. She weakly pushed volleys into the net from a couple of feet away. She whiffed on practice strokes. She even had trouble with the simple task ...

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  • Serena Williams Exits Wimbledon–Early

    LONDON (AP) — As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry. Not the so-so serving. Or the bad backhands. This was a larger problem. “Right now, she doesn’t have her usual ability ...

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  • Serena Williams Looks Ahead after French Open Loss

    PARIS (AP) — The last time Serena Williams left the French Open after an early loss, in 2012, she went on to win the next two Grand Slam tournaments — and four of the next six. So what might the tennis world see from Williams now that she was beaten in the second round at […]

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  • Serena Williams Wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year Award

    Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She went 78-4 with 11 titles, including at the French Open and U.S. Open, raising her Grand Slam championship total to 17. ...

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