Month: September 2014

Tennis-Wozniacki beats heat and Sharapova to reach quarters

* Wozniacki training for New York marathon * Officials invoke heat rule stop match (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki beat the heat and Maria Sharapova 6-4 2-6 6-2 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. The brutal conditions turned the match between Sharapova and the 10th seeded Wozniacki into a battle of survival, a fight the fifth seeded Russian could not win. Her departure leaves only top seed Serena Williams and Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard the only remaining members of the top eight still in action heading into…

Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, Ferrer falls at Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men's draw on Sunday. France's Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men's seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the third round on a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows. The 10th-seeded Wozniacki, who ruled as world number one for 67 weeks but never won a grand slam…

Tennis-Wozniacki upsets Sharapova, Ferrer falls at Open

* Wozniacki to play Errani in quarters * Cilic advances to fourth round against Simon * Federer match suspended due to lightning, rain (Adds details, quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki upset French Open champion Maria Sharapova in a groundstroke marathon to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals, while Gilles Simon registered the first big surprise in the men’s draw on Sunday. France’s Simon, the 26th seed, defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who became the first top 10 men’s seed to be shown the exit when he fell 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the…