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Maria Sharapova digs deep to win in the U.S. Open second round

...Heading into Wawrinka's match, the men's tournament had yet to have a significant surprise, and the only seeded player to lose in afternoon action was No. 27 Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.Otherwise, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 7 Grigor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/maria-sharapova-digs
Former Greenbrier golfer Chris Waters and ex-North Augusta golfer Matt NeSmith fall in U.S. Amateur match play

...1 up. Rank, a 26-year-old hockey referee, made a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win.The highest seeded player to win was Taiwan's Cheng-Tsung Pan, a senior at the University of Washington who qualified third. He beat Zach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-13/former-greenbrier-golfer-chr
Serena Williams rolls after rough start in U.S. Open match

...6-3, 7-6 (8) by 50th-ranked Kaia Kanepi.There have been fewer surprises among the men so far, and only one seeded player was sent packing Thursday afternoon, when No. 28 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was defeated by Sam Querrey, of the United...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-28/serena-williams-roll
Overtime: Williams twins fighting flu

...highest ranked player without a spot in the top 16. Kournikova will take Williams' place in the draw as the 17th-seeded player. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Deciding he's not ready for the pros after all, Lamar Odom wants to return for another season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/18/oth_263934.shtml
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Overtime

...top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and No. 2 Andy Murray both crashed out at the ABN Amro, leaving Tomas Berdych as the only seeded player to reach the semifinals.Ernests Gulbis upset defending champion Del Potro 6-3, 6-4. Marin Cilic beat Murray...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-02-14/overtime
Overtime

...at the Sydney International.Isner also appeared in doubt for an Auckland ATP tournament, where he is the third-seeded player, after re-injuring his right ankle at the Hopman Cup.? In Chennai, India, top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka regained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-01-05/overtime
Roger Federer back on track after sudden turnaround in third-round match

...Serena Williams and Li Na out of the tournament.That leaves Simona Halep, who plays Saturday, as the highest-seeded player in the draw at No. 4. It also leaves 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova as the favorite after her 6-0...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-30/roger-federer-back-t
Road to get tougher for Roger Federer after routs

...victories at the French Open against qualifiers ranked outside the top 150, the 17-time major champion will face a seeded player, France's Julien Benneteau, who not only already beat Federer once this year but also came within two points of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-05-29/road-get-tougher-rog
Serena Williams breezes in first round at Wimbledon

...and that I'm going to need to improve if I want to be in the second week of this tournament."The highest-seeded player to depart Tuesday was No. 10 Maria Kirilenko, beaten 6-3, 6-4 by teenager Laura Robson, the first British woman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-06-25/serena-williams-breezes-first-rou
Banged-up Venus Williams ousted in first round at French Open

...return to the clay-court tournament Sunday, overwhelming 74th-ranked Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-1.The only other seeded player to lose on Day 1 was No. 11 Nadia Petrova, who was defeated by Monica Puig 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Otherwise, results...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-05-26/banged-venus-william