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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

* Serena, Federer open quests for 18th grand slam singles titles

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer's slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

* Federer finally meets childhood idol (Adds quotes, detail)

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Tennis-Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.

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Tennis-Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in joint fourth place on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 1 results

Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.) 6-3 6-1 3-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-1 6-0 Vania King (U.S.) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 3-6 6-3 Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 7-5 6-2 Mona Barthel (Germany) beat 32-Zhang Shuai (Chin

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Tennis-Wawrinka in action at U.S. Open on Wednesday

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka will headline centre court action at the U.S. Open on Wednesday when he faces unseeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in their second round clash.

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Tennis-Federer beats Matosevic at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4) Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 Tim Smyczek (U.S.) beat Filip Krajinovic (Serbia) 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-6(5) 4-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 6-1 6-2 2-6 6-2 26-Gilles Simon (France) beat Radu Albot (Mold

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Tennis-Teenager Bellis shocks 12th seed Cibulkova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - American teenager Catherine Bellis provided the biggest jolt in the U.S. Open's first round on Tuesday by upsetting 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 4-6 6-4.

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Pete Rose Jr.`s long long journey

Except for one very brief 28 day stint with the Cincinnati Reds in 1997, Pete Rose, Jr. has been chasing the major league dream for 27 years, playing or coaching over 2,000 games and wearing the uniform of 29 teams – in the US, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

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