Andy Roddick lost in the first round of the U.S. Open last year but was the only American to reach the semifinals this year after his 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Lleyton Hewitt.
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Na Li became the first Chinese woman to reach the last 16 of the U.S. Open after defeating last year's runner-up, Mary Pierce. Li lost in the fourth round to Maria Sharapova.
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Rafael Nadal was upset by Mikhail Youzhny in the Open quarterfinals Wednesday, derailing a possible third straight meeting against Roger Federer in a major final.
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A pumped-up Maria Sharapova advanced to the Open semifinals, where she was scheduled to face Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo enjoys a 4-0 lifetime record against Sharapova, including a semifinal victory in this year's Wimbledon.
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James Blake failed to convert three set points in the first-set tie-breaker of his quarterfinal match with Roger Federer, who won 7-6, 6-0, 6-7, 6-4.
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Roger Federer's remarkable shotmaking ability and defensive skills landed him in his 10th consecutive Open semifinal, tying Ivan Lendl's record.
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Although James Blake dealt Roger Federer his first loss of a set in the Open, it was not enough to stop the Swiss star from winning his fifth straight match over the American.
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Roger Federer is trying to become the first man to win both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in three consecutive years.
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Even with a rib injury that required attention after the opening set, Justine Henin-Hardenne beat two-time former Open champion Lindsay Davenport on Wednesday.
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In what may have been her last match at the U.S. Open, Lindsay Davenport gave an unimpressive performance, falling 6-4, 6-4 to Justine Henin-Hardenne in the quarterfinals.
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Second-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne won her seventh match in a row against Lindsay Davenport to advance to the semifinals.
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Nikolay Davydenko outlasted Tommy Haas in a 3 1/2-hour, five-set marathon Thursday to advance to the semifinals against Roger Federer.
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Tommy Haas jumped to a two-set lead over Nikolay Davydenko, only to lose the quarterfinal 4-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
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