Andy, Clijsters on top

NEW YORK:

Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters topped the final US Open Series standings on Sunday, giving them double prize money in the Grand Slam event with the potential to win a record $2.2 million. Roddick, the 2003 US Open winner, took the series men’s title by advancing to the Cincinnati Masters final following his win two weeks ago in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Clijsters has won five of her WTA Tour-leading six 2005 titles on hardcourts, three in the US Open Series. — AP

Taylor defends title

RENO:

Vaughn Taylor successfully defended his title in the Reno-Tahoe Open, shooting an even-par 72 to beat Jonathan Kaye by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under total. Taylor opened with rounds of 64, 67 and 64 en route to a 267 total, four better than the previous tournament record set by Kirk Triplett in 2003. The winner also broke the tournament’s 36- and 54-hole marks. Kaye shot a 67 to finish at 18 under. Todd Fischer had a 70 to finish third at 17 under. — AP

Schnyder advances

NEW HAVEN:

Patty Schnyder advanced to the second round of the Pilot Pen Tournament, beating wild-card Lisa Raymond 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Schnyder, ranked No 12 in the world, eliminated Raymond’s chance of repeating last year’s run to the semi-finals of the $600,000 tournament. Also, Gisela Dulko of Argentina beat seventh-seeded Alicia Molik of Australia 6-2, 6-4. Most of the top-seeded players, including Lindsay Davenport and Amelie Mauresmo, have first-round byes. — AP

Gatlin wins 200m race

SHEFFIELD:

World champions Justin Gatlin and Allyson Felix won the 200 metre races at the British Grand Prix, while Kim Collins and Veronica Campbell each took the 100 at the Don Valley Stadium. Felix comfortably won her race in 22.54 seconds, but Gatlin had to make up ground on Tyson Gay to edge his American teammate at the line in 20.04 seconds. Thirteen individual champions from the recent worlds in Helsinki, Finland, competed Sunday in breezy sunshine. — AP