Tennis

  • US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

    Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Federer is 33 and hasn't won a major championship in more than two years. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic is coming off a triumph at Wimbledon, yes,…

    The Associated Press
  • Federer could win numbers game at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by the Swiss maestro. Open winner Rafa Nadal, has…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rosol to play Janowicz in Winston-Salem final

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday. The seventh-seeded Rosol edged Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kvitova, Rybarikova win in Connecticut Open semis

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Play

    Four-time Winner Wozniacki Ousted At New Haven

    Italy's Camila Giorgi upset four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final US Open warm-up hardcourt event. Giorgi dispatched the former world number one in 78 minutes to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine…

    Wochit
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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