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NEW YORK | From Osaka to umpires, what we learned during wild US Open

NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka began the U.S. Open having never made it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament and seeded 20th. She also arrived with big goals. “It would be really sad if I kept playing for years and my biggest goal was to get to the quarters of a Slam,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | From Osaka to umpires, what we learned during wild US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic wins marathon 2nd set for 2-0 lead

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic won his second straight major title and 14th overall, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the U.S. Open. With his third championship at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic matched Pete Sampras for third on the … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic wins marathon 2nd set for 2-0 lead

NEW YORK | Williams argues with chair umpire; Osaka wins US Open final

NEW YORK — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams‘ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Williams argues with chair umpire; Osaka wins US Open final

NEW YORK | Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in US Open final

NEW YORK  — Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that he’s dealt with off-and-on for years. The defending champion looked up at his guest box and indicated something was wrong. He tried … Continue reading NEW YORK | Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in US Open final

NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

NEW YORK — Two wins from being the first men’s repeat champion at the U.S. Open in a decade, Rafael Nadal meets Juan Martin del Potro in one semifinal. Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori play in the other matchup Friday. All four players are past finalists at Flushing Meadows, the first time that’s happened at … Continue reading NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Tiger Woods and Serena Williams both know how to make a comeback. Williams is set to play in her ninth U.S. Open final and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments a year after she missed the tournament because she … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

NEW YORK | Net gain: Williams into 9th US Open final, will face Osaka

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes. That’s how long it took her to drop the opening two games Thursday night. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat … Continue reading NEW YORK | Net gain: Williams into 9th US Open final, will face Osaka

NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row