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September 10, 2000 | JERRY CROWE
Not that many tried, but there was no escaping Anna Kournikova at the U.S. Open. Whether it was women's doubles with Jennifer Capriati, mixed doubles with childhood friend Max Mirnyi of Belarus or singles, where the 12th-seeded Kournikova was bounced by unheralded Justine Henin of Belgium in the third round, the fetching Russian seemed to always be playing a featured match on a stadium court. On television, of course.
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August 28, 1991 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after saying goodby to Andre Agassi, the U.S. Open came close to saying the same to Ivan Lendl, the 31-year-old three-time champion who ran a five-set marathon against a 19-year-old Dutchman and won by a neck. Lendl survived a 3-hour 37-minute first-round trial by firepower Tuesday, easing past big-serving Richard Krajicek, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0, after Krajicek had injured his neck.
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September 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
Three U.S. Open chair umpires were dismissed from the tournament after an investigation into their improper handling of credentials at the Olympics. The International Tennis Federation did not immediately suspend the officials -- all rated gold badge, the highest level -- but suggested to the Grand Slam event that the three not umpire during the second week. The Daily News of New York identified the officials involved as Fergus Murphy, Lynn Welch and Christina Olausson.
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September 8, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
For Lindsay Davenport, the start could not have been much worse. She lost the first three games and failed to hold serve in the first set, getting broken four consecutive times. What in the name of Elena Dementieva was happening? The young Russian was the one ripping return winners and treating Davenport's serve with disdain. And the ending was even more painful. Davenport squandered a match point in the third-set tiebreaker and suffered her earliest loss at the U.S. Open since 2001.
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September 9, 2008 | Kurt Streeter
NEW YORK -- We expected a very good match, maybe even a great one. What we got on this warm evening in Queens, save for a few brief moments, was a wipeout. By a score of 6-2, 7-5, 6-2, Roger Federer waltzed through Scottish upstart Andy Murray on Monday, adding a fifth consecutive U.S. Open to his bulging stack of Grand Slam titles, now numbering 13. The score pretty well tells the story of this match, a final played a day late because rain Saturday had briefly halted play and set the schedule back.
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August 2, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maria Sharapova will sit out the U.S. Open because of a bad right shoulder, the first major championship she'll skip since her Grand Slam debut in 2003. The three-time Grand Slam title winner already had announced she was pulling out of the Beijing Olympics because of the injury. The No. 3-ranked Sharapova said in a posting on her website Friday that she probably won't need surgery and could be ready to play in two to three months. "It hurts me so much to miss the Olympics and the U.S.
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July 13, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For an achy, ailing Steffi Graf, it really couldn't get much better--two Grand Slam finals in her last two Grand Slam appearances, including a French Open title. With the 30-year-old Graf announcing her retirement, Grand Slam by Grand Slam, it seemed inevitable she would soon make a grander statement. And on Monday, Graf said that 1999 would likely be her final year, as far as major events are concerned. She may play some selected tournaments next year.
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September 8, 1999 | BILL DWYRE
The gloom and doom hung like smog in Riverside over the National Tennis Center early in the U.S. Open. Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter, the straws that were supposed to stir the drink in this tournament, were gone. Since Reggie Jackson can't play tennis, the days ahead appeared likely to be, well, not so stirring. Those with the biggest stakes put on happy faces and soldiered on. "You'll still see a lot of great matches," tournament director Jay Snyder said.
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September 3, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Venus Williams and Martina Hingis cannot meet before the semifinals at the U.S. Open, an intriguing possibility that will have to wait a week, if it happens at all. Call Serena Williams versus Hingis something of an early appetizer. Richard Williams, the Williams sisters' father, got the ball rolling when he spoke about the prospect of an all-Williams final. When Hingis entered the interview room Wednesday, she was told he was predicting just such a final.
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September 3, 1999 | BILL DWYRE
There's much more to like about Andre Agassi these days than a sleeker body and a bigger serve. The most fascinating quality of the new and improved Agassi is located directly above his eyebrows, an area once perceived to be full of air. Agassi has not only become a great tennis player, but an adult as well. Those two things don't always go hand in hand.
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