Three of the world's top 15 represents a good early haul for
the Heineken Open but tournament organisers remains hopeful
of luring more of the game's best.
Ryan Eggers and Rebecca Dellaway won the Otago Indoor Tennis
Open titles in contrasting fashion yesterday.
The Otago Indoor Tennis Open previews the tournament season
in the South this weekend with disappointing entries in the
seniors but a huge increase at junior level.
It should never have taken this long but Marina Erakovic
looks set to finally be regarded as a high-performance
athlete by High Performance Sport New Zealand.
Croatia's Marin Cilic has swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori
6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open and reach the pinnacle of the
sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's
final grand slam.
World number one Serena Williams swept past good friend
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the US Open final to
move into the record books with her 18th grand slam title.
History, redemption and glory will be on the line when
Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for
the US Open men's title.
Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double
match point to defeat 20th seed Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5
6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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