U.S. Open 2012: Great Scot! Andy Murray Wins First Grand Slam In Five-Set Classic

Murray becomes the first British man to win a Grand Slam since 1936 after defeating Novak Djokovic in Flushing Meadow.

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U.S. Open 2012: Serena Williams Defeats Victoria Azarenka For Women's Title

The extra day's wait for the women's singles final of the 2012 U.S. Open turned out to be well worth it, as Serena Williams won her fourth U.S. Open title and her 15th overall Grand Slam singles crown with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 win over the tournament's No. 1 seed, Victoria Azarenka.

Playing in the Sunday late afternoon spot normally reserved for the men's final, Williams and Azarekna wrapped up the first and second sets by identical scores in 34 and 38 minutes, respectively, before embarking on a 66-minute third set worthy of a Grand Slam final.

Azarenka picked up an early break in the third set and served for the championship at 5-4, but Williams broke the Belorussian and won the next two games to cap a wonderful summer in which she also won Wimbledon and singles and doubles gold medals (the latter with her elder sister Venus) at the 2012 London Olympics.

Also on Sunday, Novak Djokovic booked a place opposite Andy Murray in Monday's men's final, finishing off a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over David Ferrer in a semifinal match that had been suspended Saturday due to bad weather in the New York City area.

Finally in Sunday's action, the Italian duo of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci took home the women's doubles title, defeating the Czech team of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2.

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U.S. Open Scores: Andy Roddick Loses to Juan Martin Potro

Andy Roddick's tennis career has ended following his 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 loss to Juan Martin Del Potro on Wednesday in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Open. Roddick had previously said that he would retire at the end of the tournament.

Roddick won the first set after play resumed following Tuesday night's delay, but Roddick wasn't as sharp overall on Wednesday as he was Tuesday. In the second set neither player had a break point, but Del Potro took a tight tiebreaker. The seventh-ranked Del Potro took over in the third set and Roddick showed his age losing 6-2 in just 28 minutes. Roddick was able to put up a fight in the fourth, but it was too little too late and Del Potro closed the match out. Del Potro will now advance to face Novak Djokovic who dispatched Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets. No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic topped Philipp Kohlschreiber in the other fourth round match of the day.

Roddick retires after a career in which he won only one major, the 2003 U.S. Open, though he did reach four other Grand Slam finals.

In the night session, No. 1 seed Roger Federer was eliminated by No. 6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-1) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Berdych will face Andy Murray in Saturday's semifinal round. The Scot rallied from a set and a break down to defeat Croatian Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-0.

On the women's side No. 3 Maria Sharapova rallied to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over No. 11 Marion Bartoli after trailing 0-4 following Tuesday's delay. No. 10 Sara Errani defeated No. 20 Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-4 in another quarterfinal.

Friday's women's semifinals will pit Sharapova against Victoria Azarenka, while Errani will meet Serena Williams, who rolled over Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 6-3 Wednesday night.

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2012 U.S. Open: TV Schedule, Matches, Live Streaming And More

Play at the 2012 U.S. Open resumes Sunday, as men's third round and women's quarterfinal action will take place at Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The biggest match of the day will be on the men's side where American Andy Roddick will face Italy's Fabio Fognini at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

The 30-year-old Roddick will try and hold off retirement for at least one more day, as earlier in the week he announced this would be his last major tournament.

Roddick and Fognini will follow No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic vs. No. 31 Julien Benneteau, which gets underway at 11 a.m. ET. Also playing Sunday is No. 9 John Isner, who will face Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a primetime match starting around 8 p.m. ET.

On the women's side, No. 1-seeded Victoria Azarenka will battle Anna Tatishvili at Arthur Ashe Stadium (3:30 p.m. ET). Meanwhile, No. 3 Maria Sharapova will take on No. 19 Nadia Petrova at 7 p.m. (Tennis Channel).

A complete schedule can be found here. The matches will be live streamed at USOpen.org, but basic TV info can be found below:

11 a.m.-6 p.m.: CBS/CBS Sports Network
7-11p.m.: Tennis Channel

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U.S. Open 2012: Andy Roddick Announces He Will Retire Following Tournament

Andy Roddick announced at a press conference Thursday that he would retire after the U.S. Open. Roddick, who celebrated his 30th birthday Thursday, told reporters that he did not know if he was healthy or committed enough to continue playing for another year. Roddick had previously planned to play a reduced schedule of events in 2013, but said Thursday he "didn't want to disrespect the game by coasting home."

This year's U.S. Open will conclude a 12-year pro career for Roddick, who will be remembered as the best American player of the post-Pete Sampras era in professional tennis. He will also be remembered for being blocked on the road to more Grand Slam titles by Roger Federer.

Roddick's only major title came at the 2003 U.S. Open, when he defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets. He also made three Wimbledon finals (2004, 2005, and 2009), as well as the 2006 U.S. Open final. On all four occasions, he was defeated by Federer, most memorably in the 2009 Wimbledon gentleman's final, in which the fifth and final set ended 16-14.

Roddick, the No. 20 seed on the men's side, will face Bernard Tomic in a second-round singles match at Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday night.

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U.S. Open 2012: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Upset In 2nd Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been upset in the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open by Martin Klizan, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, marking the first major upset in this year's tournament. The No. 5 seeded Tsonga was dominated by the Slovakian. It is the first time in Tsonga's career that he has lost in the second round of the Open.

For Klizan, the No. 52 ranked player in the world, this likely marks the biggest win in his career. He will play the winner of the match between Jeremy Chardy and Matthew Ebden in the third round.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Women's Bracket Highlights Thursday's Early Action

Plenty of second round action is taking place at the 2012 U.S. Open Thursday, as many women's singles matches have already been completed. Moving onto the third round today have been Ana Ivanovic, Maria Kirilenko, Jelena Jankovic, Dominika Cibulk and Andrea Hlavacko.

Meanwhile, on the men's side, Kei Nishikori ousted Tim Smyczek, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. Nishikori moves onto the third round where he will face the winner of the match between Marin Cilic and Daniel Brands.

Currently, American Mardy Fish, the No. 23-overall seed, is facing Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in a second-round match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Davydenko leads the contest 6-4, 7-6.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Kim Clijsters' Career Ends With Upset Loss

Kim Clijsters, a three-time U.S. Open champion, ended her career on a sorrowful note on Wednesday, as the 23rd seed was eliminated by 18-year-old Brit Laura Robson in straight sets, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5), in the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open. The unseeded Robson moves onto the third round of the single-elimination tournament to face No. 9 Li Na, who defeated Casey Dellacqua, 6-4, 6-4.

The loss was Clijsters first in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., since the 2003 final. Clijsters won the 2005 U.S. Open title, then won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 after ending her first retirement. She did not participate in last year's tournament due to a stomach injury. Before this year's open, Clijsters said it would be her last.

Other women's matches that have gone final on Wednesday include:

  • No. 1 Victoria Azarenka def. Kirsten Flipkens, 6-2, 6-2
  • No. 5 Petra Kvitova def. Alize Cornet, 6-4, 6-3
  • No. 15 Lucie Safarova def. Aleksandra Wozniak, 6-5, 4-6, 6-2
  • Kristina Mladenovic def. No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-1, 6-2
  • No. 19 Nadia Petrova def. Simona Halep, 6-1, 6-1
  • Pauline Parmentier def. No. 25 Yanina Wickmayer, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
  • No. 28 Jie Zheng def. Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-1
  • No. 31 Varvara Lepchenko def. Anastasia Rodionova, 6-2, 6-2
  • Mallory Burdette def. Lucie Hradecka, 6-2, 6-4
  • Anna Tatishvili def. Sorana Cirstea, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2
  • Mandy Minella def. Kristyna Pliskova, 6-4, 6-4

Currently in progress: No. 3 Maria Sharapova is facing Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

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