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Nishikori, Cilic stun Djokovic, Federer in US Open semifinals

NEW YORK - Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-06/nishikori-cilic-stun
Serena Williams finally breaks through at Western & Southern Open

...performance of the summer," she said. "Hopefully not the last. This is definitely a level that can take me to the (U.S. Open) title. I still have a lot of work to do. It's definitely a better level than I've played all year, to be honest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-17/serena-williams-fina
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Wimbledon finals

...advantage against Djokovic, but this will be only their second meeting in a major final. Federer beat him for the U.S. Open title in 2007. Overall, Federer has a 6-5 edge in Grand Slam matches. They've faced each other only once before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/roger-federer-novak-djokovic-meet
Overtime

...Slam runner-up into a two-time major champion.With Lendl, Murray won Olympic gold in London in 2012 and the U.S. Open title later the same year. In 2013, he became the first British man to triumph at Wimbledon in 77 years. GolfPlay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-03-19/overtime
Aussies had plenty of close calls at Masters

...Australia reacted when Adam Scott won the Masters Tournament.After all, Graham was the first Aussie to take home the U.S. Open title. He achieved that feat in 1981 at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.Graham remembers a similar celebration...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/aussies-had-plenty-close-calls-masters
Overtime

...Tennis Clijsters victorious in first match back In Luxembourg, Kim Clijsters won her first match since capturing the U.S. Open title, defeating Meghann Shaughnessy 6-2, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/21/oth_552704.shtml
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Hewitt is brash on the court, shy off it

...referred to both faults being called by Johnson. Hewitt and Blake could meet in the third round this year. Winning the U.S. Open title helped Hewitt, then 20, finish 2001 as the youngest year-end No. 1. A 45-10 match record and four tournament...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/26/oth_355067.shtml
Other sports
Serena Williams beats sister at Key Biscayne

...She's the best player out there." Missing was the hype that accompanied their last showdown, which Venus won for the U.S. Open title in September. The 12,000-seat stadium was perhaps one-third full when the afternoon match began. Serena...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/29/oth_341619.shtml
Other sports
On taxing success

...herself in gratitude that the president called to congratulate her for putting in all that "hard work" to win the U.S. Open title, she picked up on the "hard work" comment, underscoring she did, indeed, work hard to win the $800,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/13/edi_295882.shtml
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Olympics notebook

...participants during the games. COMING OVER: This weekend in New York, Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport fought for the U.S. Open title. How quickly things change: The competitors will now become teammates on the American Olympic team. Davenport...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/11/oly_295607.shtml
Olympics