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Flavia Pennetta of Italy embraces Roberta Vinci at the net after their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day 10 of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Azarenka And Nadal Turn Their Games Up, Earn Spots In US Open Semis

Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in an all-Italian quarterfinal at the US Open.

09/04/2013

Andy Murray celebrates winning his men's singles fourth round match at the US Open on September 3, 2013. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Murray, Djokovic Move Into US Open Quarterfinals; Nadal On Tap

Andy Murray is well aware things probably will get a tad tougher the rest of the way at the US Open, starting with No. 9 Stanlisas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

09/04/2013

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Liguori: Djokovic Cruises Into Quarters While Hewitt’s Resurgence Ends

Top seed Novak Djokovic is flying around in his own stratosphere. He hasn’t dropped a set the entire tournament and dominated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.

09/03/2013

Roger Federer of Switzerland walks off the court after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in their fourth-round men's singles match on Day 8 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Kallet: How Much Does Roger Federer Have Left In The Tank?

Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.

09/03/2013

Roberta Vinci of Italy celebrates her 6-4, 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi of Italy during their 2013 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 2, 2013 in New York. (Photo credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Vinci Reaches US Open Quarterfinals After Beating Giorgi

Roberta Vinci has reached the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year, beating fellow Italian Camila Giorgi.

09/02/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory during his men's singles third round match against Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Makes Easy Work Of Dodig In Third Round Of US Open

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal crushed yet another opponent at the US Open, beating Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round Saturday.

08/31/2013

Novak Djokovic at the US Open (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Djokovic, Murray, Serena Highlight Busy Friday At US Open

Serena Williams will be back on court Friday, facing Yaroslava Shvedova in the nightcap at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Former champs Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also have matches, while two other US Open winners, Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt, play each other.

08/30/2013

Serena Williams (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena, Nadal Cruise, 17-Year-Old Duval Falls On Day 4 Of US Open

Only a few spots separate them in the seedings. Still, the considerable gulf between No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 Sara Errani was hard to ignore in their matches Thursday at the U.S. Open.

08/29/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Ryan Harrison of the United States during their first round men's singles match on Day One of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2013 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

No Problems For Nadal, Spaniard Cruises Past American Harrison

The second-seeded Spaniard won 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round Monday. Nadal, the 2010 champion, skipped last year’s US Open.

08/26/2013

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Nadal’s Knee Is A Question Heading Into The U.S. Open

Nadal’s knees have had recurring problems over the years, particularly the left one, which kept him out from late 2012 until early 2013.

08/25/2013

Andy Murray (STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Andy Murray Ready To Defend His U.S. Open Title

Murray is seeded No. 3, and the expectation is that he or one of the men ahead of him, Djokovic or Nadal, will hold the trophy.

08/24/2013

Andy Murray of Britain kisses the trophy after his win over Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match at the 2012 US Open. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

10 Things To Know For The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament

Andy Murray will be the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament and he suspects he’ll be more nervous than usual.

08/24/2013

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Murray, Nadal Win In Montreal

Andy Murray made a successful return in his first match since winning at Wimbledon, beating Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

08/08/2013

Roger Federer (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Falls To No. 5 In ATP Rankings For 1st Time In A Decade

Federer’s second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings on June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships.

07/08/2013

Roger Federer (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Bounced By 116th-Ranked Stakhovsky At Wimbledon

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.

06/26/2013

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