Tennis

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
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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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  • 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
  • Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Tennis - Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

    - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tennis - Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

    - Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. The American was due to play Lukas Rosol in the quarter-finals on Thursday, but pulled out with the injury suffered in his win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday. "I am…

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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
  • American Express Serves Fans the Finest of the 2014 US Open with Innovative Digital and On-Site Services

    American Express is harnessing the latest technology to get tennis fans on-site and around the world involved in the action on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tenn

    Business Wire
  • 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
  • Djokovic could face Murray in US Open quarter-finals

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were put on a quarter-final collision course for the US Open Thursday while Roger Federer's hopes of an 18th Grand Slam title were buoyed by a kinder draw. World number one Djokovic, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2011, is the top seed and will be trying to…

    AFP