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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates victory during her fourth round women's singles match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia on Day Nine of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Azarenka Defeats Ivanovic TO Make US Open Quarters

Victoria Azarenka refused to complain about playing her fourth-round U.S. Open match a day later than the rest of her half of the draw.

09/03/2013

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot during her women's singles fourth round match against Sloane Stephens of United States on Day Seven of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA)

For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, the top two American women put on quite a show. Both hit serves topping 115 mph. Both whipped groundstrokes to the corners. Both covered a lot of ground, extending points with leg-churning defense. Both showed the occasional sign of nerves, reflecting what a big deal this was, in part because the 15th-seeded Stephens already was one of only three players to beat No. 1 Williams this season.

For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, the top two American women put on quite a show. Both hit serves topping 115 mph. Both whipped groundstrokes to the corners. Both covered a lot of ground, extending points with leg-churning defense. Both showed the occasional sign of nerves, reflecting what a big deal this was, in part because the 15th-seeded Stephens already was one of only three players to beat No. 1 Williams this season.

09/01/2013

Sachia Vickery of the USA in action during her Girls' Singles first round match against Ilka Csoregi of Romania on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 30, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Vickery Beats Klick To Win USTA Girls’ Championship

Top-seeded Sachia Vickery beat second-seeded Alexandra Kiick 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday to win the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championship at Barnes Tennis Center.

08/11/2013

American tennis player Billie-Jean King returns a ball against compatriot Bartkowicz, 26 June 1967, during the Wimbledon championships. King won six times the women's singles title at Wimbledon, four times the US Open, and once the Roland Garros tournament. Outside the courts, she was the mentor of the movement that succeed in creating the women's professional circuit, in 1970. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Billie Jean King Discusses Coming Out On PBS Show

Billie Jean King says she couldn’t have revealed herself as being gay in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling women’s professional tennis tour.

08/06/2013

Jarrid Thomas Baldogo

Irvine Tennis Instructor Accused Of Lewd Acts With Student, 13

An Orange County tennis instructor is accused of having inappropriate physical contact with a 13-year-old tennis student.

05/10/2013

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Children With Autism Take Part In LA Tennis Challenge

A night of exhibition tennis featuring the No. 1 player in the world, Novak Djokavic, provided more than athletic entertainment — It fulfilled the wishes of children who struggle with autism.

03/04/2013

Sloane Stephens of the United States plays a forehand in her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

19-Year-Old American Stuns No. 3 Serena Williams At Australian Open Quarterfinals

Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open after losing her quarterfinal match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens.

01/22/2013

Pete Sampras returns a shot to Michael Chang while playing an exhibition match during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 11, 2012 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sampras To Pair Up With Djokovic In Doubles Exhibition Match At UCLA’s Pauley

Novak Djokovic will team with his idol Pete Sampras to play Bob and Mike Bryan in a doubles exhibition on March 4 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

01/17/2013

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Charges Dropped Against Tennis Ref Accused In Husband’s Death

A Los Angeles judge Friday dismissed murder charges against a 70-year-old tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/30/2012

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Attorney: ‘Lack Of Blood’ Proves Tennis Ref Innocent In Husband’s Death

Lawyers for Lois Goodman say the “lack of blood” at her Woodland Hills home suggests their client is innocent of murder.

10/03/2012

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Tennis Official Accused Of Murdering Her Husband Makes Bail

Lois Goodman, the professional tennis referee accused of murdering her 80-year-old husband in April, posted bail Sunday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2012

Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot against Rhyne Williams of the United States during their men's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Andy Roddick Will Retire After U.S. Open

Andy Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career.

08/30/2012

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Arraignment Postponed For Tennis Ref Accused Of Killing Husband With Coffee Mug

The professional tennis referee accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug made her first court appearance Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/24/2012

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Detectives Say Pro Tennis Referee Murdered Her Husband With Coffee Mug

Elite tennis referee Lois Goodman will be extradited back to Los Angeles Wednesday amid allegations that she murdered her 82-year-old husband with a coffee mug in April.

08/22/2012

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Pro Tennis Referee Arrested In Her 80-Year-Old Husband’s Murder

A professional tennis referee was arrested Tuesday and charged with murdering her 80-year-old husband.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2012

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