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  • Tennis-Williams sister act through to Open second round

    * Williams makes fashion statement * Serena's number one crown under threat * Takes something off big serve to pamper shoulder (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams opened her U.S. Open account with a tidy 6-3 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday, to join her sister Venus in the second round of the year's final grand slam. Williams, whose status as world number one is under attack from several fronts, delivered a message that she will not be surrendering the top spot without a fight, needing just 63 minutes to dispatch the 29th-ranked Russian. Germany's Angelique Kerber and Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who have both beaten Williams in slam finals this season, along with Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, will all be eyeing the number one ranking should the American's bid for a 23rd grand slam title stall. More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Japan's military seeks record spending to counter North Korea, China moves

    Japan's military seeks record spending to counter North Korea, China moves

    By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defence ministry on Wednesday asked for a hike in spending to record levels, as it juggles its responses to a growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea and China's assertive moves in the East China Sea. If approved, the hike of 2.3 percent will take the defence budget to 5.17 trillion yen (39.3 billion pounds) in the year starting April 1, for a fifth consecutive increase as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters Japan's military. The nation's Self Defense Forces are pivoting away from guarding the north against a diminished Russian threat to reinforce an island chain stretching 1,400 km (870 miles) along the southern edge of the East China Sea. More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Europeans helping to raise hype over teammate Thomas Pieters

    Ryder Cup 2016: Europeans helping to raise hype over teammate Thomas Pieters

    Pieters was one of three players selected Tuesday by European captain Darren Clarke. More »

    Sporting News - 18 minutes ago
  • Former champion del Potro roars into second round

    Former champion del Potro roars into second round

    Plagued by a serious wrist injury that handicapped him since his rousing five-set win over Roger Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open final, del Potro returned to form at the Rio Olympics, where he reached the finals before falling to Andy Murray. The 6-foot-6 (1.98 m) Argentine backed up his impressive Rio run by rifling in 11 aces in eliminating Schwartzman, claiming the third-set tiebreaker 7-3. "I am so glad to be part of this tournament once again after three years," said del Potro, who was given a wild card to join the main draw and said he was lifted by the crowd support. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Former champion del Potro roars into second round

    Plagued by a serious wrist injury that handicapped him since his rousing five-set win over Roger Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open final, del Potro returned to form at the Rio Olympics, where he reached the finals before falling to Andy Murray. The 6-foot-6 (1.98 m) Argentine backed up his impressive Rio run by rifling in 11 aces in eliminating Schwartzman, claiming the third-set tiebreaker 7-3. "I am so glad to be part of this tournament once again after three years," said del Potro, who was given a wild card to join the main draw and said he was lifted by the crowd support. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago