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  • Coco Vandeweghe is one of three United States women in the quarterfinals at the Citi Open. None of them are older than 23 years old. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Youth is being served for U.S. women at Citi Open

    At one end of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on Wednesday night, American Coco Vandeweghe served Aravane Rezai of France into submission. At the other, countrywoman Vania King experienced similar success. Their victories give the United States three quarterfinalists entering Thursday's action at the Citi Open.

  • Falconi upsets Cibulkova in 2nd round of US Open

    American Irina Falconi followed up her first win at a Grand Slam tournament with a second, upsetting 14th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on Wednesday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

  • Shahar Peer defeated Tamira Paszek on Saturday to advance into the final at the Citi Open. She will play Nadia Petrova, who beat her in their last meeting five years ago, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi)

    Citi Open: Falconi falls in semifinal; sets up top-seeded final between Petrova, Shahar

    As the sun set over College Park on Saturday evening, 102nd-ranked Irina Falconi appeared poised to shake up the Citi Open. The last American remaining in the field had just cruised past 32nd-ranked Nadia Petrova to earn a 6-1 first-set victory, leaving her hulking Russian opponent muttering curses under her breath.

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