Tennis

  • Becker surprised by criticism of appointment by Djokovic

    (Reuters) - Boris Becker says he was surprised by the level of criticism when world number one Novak Djokovic took him on as his coach last year. The former Wimbledon champion had been seen on television as a commentator but many felt Becker, whose off-court escapades threatened to eclipse his…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Open women's singles draw - analysis

    No. 1 seed Serena Williams and up-and-coming American Taylor Townsend fill out the first two of 128 spots. And it just gets better from there.

    Busted Racquet
  • U.S. Open men's singles draw - analysis

    No Nadal. Federer sitting pretty and Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in tough in the U.S. Open men's singles draw.

    Busted Racquet
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    Roger Federer ready for U.S. Open

    The 17-time Grand Slam singles champion speaks to Yahoo Sports' Evan Doherty about the year's final major tournament and how he's stayed successful in his 19th professional season.

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  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Williams told the crowd before she began: ''I'm really nervous.'' She was joined by fellow tennis player Jack Sock, ''Orange Is the New Black'' stars Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, ''Glee'' actor…

    The Associated Press
  • Factbox: U.S. Open facts and figures

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Open will take place from Monday-Sept. 8 in New York. Here are some facts and figures on the fourth and final grand slam of the year: - 2013 women's champion: Serena Williams (U.S.) - 2013 men's champion: Rafa Nadal (Spain), injured not defending - The total prize money pool…

    Reuters
  • Williams looking to wave American flag again

    Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes center stage at New York's Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings. Expectations weigh on Williams but it is a burden she has capably carried…

    Reuters
  • Djokovic still favorite for U.S. Open, says McEnroe

    (Reuters) - Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's U.S. Open but Novak Djokovic is favorite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati…

    Reuters
  • Djokovic, Federer favored for grand slam sequel

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are favored to wage another title showdown in the last grand slam of 2014, although some emerging young guns have other ideas for the U.S. Djokovic and Federer's path to a championship clash could be less…

    Reuters
  • Four-time champ Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open tennis

    Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open. The Italian saw off the former world number one in 78 minutes on Wednesday to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine…

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    Djokovic The Top Seed For U.S. Open, Federer Second

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in…

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  • Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

    The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Faced with some Everest sized hype, Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have set up base camps within sight of…

    Reuters
  • 2014 U.S. Open: Tracking this year's primary contenders

    The North American hard-court swing provided a slightly refreshing change of pace from the last couple of years. Sure, Serena Williams won two tournaments (file under "Business As Usual"), but so did a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska, who won her first Premier title in more than two years. Milos…

    SB Nation
  • Australian junior banned for 1 year for drug use

    Australia's top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy. Brad Mousley, 18, is the first Australian tennis player to be sanctioned for drug use in the decision announced Thursday. The Adelaide-based Mousley, ranked the 17th…

    The Associated Press
  • US men braced for more tennis Grand Slam misery

    The 2014 US Open begins on Monday with American men seeking to end a Grand Slam drought now more than a decade long. Andy Roddick's 2003 US Open triumph marks the last time an American man hoisted a Grand Slam trophy. For America's current number one, 15th-ranked John Isner, it's not something to…

    AFP
  • Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis - Djokovic could face Murray in US Open quarter-finals

    - Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray face a potential tough US Open quarter-final after the draw made Thursday for the final Grand Slam of 2014.

    AFP