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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Surprises galore for women at US Open, men steady

NEW YORK, Aug 30 - The U.S. Open women's draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men's side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year's final grand slam.

Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 3 results

Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 26-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-2 6-4 14-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 22-Alize Cornet (France) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-1 7-5 13-Sara Errani (Italy) beat 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-0 0-6 7-6(5) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) beat 2-Simona Halep (Romania) 7-6(6) 6-2

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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer serves up win over big-serving Groth

* Federer next faces Spaniard Granollers (Adds quotes, detail)

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

Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Friday 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 6-4 6-4 6-4 Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 11-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-3 17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 6-1 26-Gilles Simon (France) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-4 3-6 7-5(0) 6-1 12-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy)

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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Shock waves hit Open - Halep, Kerber, Venus fall

* China's Peng registers another upset (Adds quotes, later matches)

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Tennis-Top seeds Djokovic, Serena in action on Saturday

NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be in third-round action on centre court as the U.S. Open continues on Saturday.

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Tennis-Lucic-Baroni turns back clock but looks to future

NEW YORK, Aug 29 - A teary Mirjana Lucic-Baroni turned back the clock with a stunning upset win over second seed Simona Halep at the U.S. Open on Friday but was focused on the future.

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UPDATE 13-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 2 results

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Friday Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 11-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-3 17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 6-1 26-Gilles Simon (France) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-4 3-6 7-5(0) 6-1 12-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3 David Goffin (Belgium) beat 32-Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-4 6-2 6-0

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Tennis-Swiss Bencic teen topples sixth seed Kerber

NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic interrupted a procession of veterans advancing to the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Friday by toppling sixth-seed German Angelique Kerber and vowed not to be satisfied.

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UPDATE 6-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 3 results

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 14-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 22-Alize Cornet (France) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-1 7-5 13-Sara Errani (Italy) beat 19-Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-0 0-6 7-6(5) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) beat 2-Simona Halep (Romania) 7-6(6) 6-2 Peng Shuai (China) beat 28-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4 6-3

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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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