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U.S. Open at a glance

NEW YORK – A look at yesterday’s play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny and warm. High of 85.

ATTENDANCE: Day: 31,247.

MEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 10 Kei Nishikori, No. 12 Richard Gasquet, No. 13 John Isner, No. 15 Fabio Fognini, No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 25 Ivo Karlovic, No. 26 Gilles Simon and No. 28 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

MEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 29 Lukas Rosol.

WOMEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 3 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard, No. 8 Ana Ivanovic, No. 11 Flavia Pennetta, No. 15 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 16 Victoria Azarenka, No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 24 Sam Stosur, No. 27 Madison Keys, No. 29 Casey Dellacqua and No. 30 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

WOMEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 20 Svetlana Kuznetsova and No. 32 Zhang Shuai.

TOP PLAYERS ON COURT TODAY: Men: First Round, No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. Lleyton Hewitt, No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Ryan Harrison; Second Round, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka vs. Thomaz Bellucci. Women: Second Round, No. 2 Simona Halep vs. Jana Cepelova, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Peng Shuai, No. 5 Maria Sharapova vs. Alexandra Dulgheru, No. 19 Venus Williams vs. Timea Bacsinszky.

STAT OF THE DAY: 1,208 – The rank of American CiCi Bellis, who defeated No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I went into the match thinking it was going to be such a great experience, but I never thought I would come out on top winning.” – 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, who became the youngest player to win a match at the U.S. Open since 1996.

TODAY ON TV: Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; ESPN, 1-6 p.m.; ESPN2, 6-11 p.m.

ON THIS DATE (Aug. 27, 1903): Laurie Doherty of Britain defeats Bill Larned to become the first foreign-born player to win the men’s singles title.


U.S. teen Bellis, 15, stuns Cibulkova at U.S. Open

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK – While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside. Like many a teen, CiCi has strict rules for Dad in public – even if his 1,208th-ranked daughter is …

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