08.21.20145:12 PM ET
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.Isner, seeded 13th for next week's tournament at Flushing Meadows, was to have played Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.
08.21.20142:59 PM ET
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.Zahlavova Strycova took an early lead by breaking Kvitova's serve in the third game of the match between two Czech players.
08.21.20142:19 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament.
08.20.201410:52 PM ET
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. The Canadian, ranked No. 8 in the world, played with her left thigh wrapped after straining her hamstring in practice this week. The injury left her visibly struggling with her mobility throughout the match.
08.20.201410:30 PM ET
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time champion, served 17 aces and needed just 68 minutes to oust the 13th-seeded Kukushkin in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.
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