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Sunday / September 20.
  • Melanie Mania Comes to an End in Quarters; Federer Moves Into 22nd Straight Slam Semi

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    NEW YORK — Melanie Mania ended with a whimper instead of a bang.

    An unseeded teenager many tennis fans had never heard of before last week will play in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, but her name is Caroline Wozniacki.

    Not Melanie Oudin.

    Wozniacki, a 19-year-old from Denmark, let out a high-voltage smile after putting an end to Oudin’s storybook run at the Open with an efficient 6-2, 6-2 victory in the quarterfinals before a capacity crowd of 23,881 in Arthur Ashe Stadium that included Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin and Donald Trump.

    Read the full story here.

    Federer moved into his 22nd straight Slam semi with a win over Soderling. Read about it here.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.