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6hJohnette Howard

Why Kyrgios isn't tennis' next bad-boy star

If you think Nick Kyrgios' bad behavior is a throwback to tennis' golden era of brash brats, think again. Even John McEnroe thinks the flashy Aussie is doing it wrong.

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Bodo: US Open men's draw analysis

The Big Four all have their obstacles in the US Open draw, but none more so that Andy Murray, who has a date with fiery Aussie Nick Kyrgios in the opener.

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1dPeter Bodo

Bodo: US Open women's draw analysis

If Serena Williams is going to win the US Open, she's most likely going to have to get by Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and sister Venus -- and that's just in her quarter.

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True or false: Kyrgios is bad for tennis

Will Nick Kyrgios ever grow up? Are Rafael Nadal's best days behind him? Pam Shriver gives her thoughts on the top storylines heading into the US Open.

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Steady Anderson reaches Winston-Salem semis

Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open.

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Kvitova overcomes slow start to reach semis

Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals.

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Andre Agassi talks Pete Sampras ad, Serena slam (2:34)
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9hMark Hodgkinson

Watson interested in Serena rematch

British No.1 Heather Watson has learned from her agonising Wimbledon defeat by Serena Williams and says a US Open rematch would be 'interesting'.

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3dGreg Garber

Up or down? Serena trending high at the right time

It's one thing to try to compete with Serena Williams on any given day, but considering her recent form, it looks like it might be near impossible to beat the world No. 1 in New York.

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Djoker talks weird training, why he started playing (4:00)
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ATP imposes conditional fine, ban for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios was conditionally suspended for 28 days from any ATP-sanctioned event and fined an additional $25,000 for his comments about Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup on Aug. 12.

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11dDarren Rovell

Open fans get shot to return Sharapova serve

Fans at the US Open will get the opportunity to return a 100 mph serve by Maria Sharapova via a virtual reality experience with a computer-generated image of the star player.

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