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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

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic beats Millman to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Novak Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer could not: beat 55th-ranked John Millman at the U.S. Open. Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating Millman 6-3, … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic beats Millman to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK | Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open

NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows, and perhaps that was the problem. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night, Williams was in danger of trailing by two service … Continue reading NEW YORK | Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic is on to the U.S. Open quarterfinals — and potentially a showdown with Roger Federer. Djokovic beat Joao Sosa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to move into the final eight at Flushing Meadows for the 11th time. The opponent … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK | The Latest: 2016 runner-up Pliskova into US Open quarters

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Karolina Pliskova reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, beating No. 18 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4. Pliskova was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2016, when she beat Serena Williams in the semifinals. They could … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: 2016 runner-up Pliskova into US Open quarters

NEW YORK | US Open: ’17 champs Nadal, Stephens, plus all-Williams match

NEW YORK — Defending U.S. Open champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are on the schedule for the third round at Flushing Meadows. The No. 3-seeded Stephens begins the day session in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday by facing former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion and two-time finalist in New York. … Continue reading NEW YORK | US Open: ’17 champs Nadal, Stephens, plus all-Williams match

NEW YORK | Alexander Zverev finally reaches 3rd round at US Open

NEW YORK — Alexander Zverev is finally hanging around for the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 4 seed beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday, winning a second-round match for the first time in his four trips to Flushing Meadows. The German leads the ATP Tour in wins this year, has … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alexander Zverev finally reaches 3rd round at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Sharapova gets past 39-year-old Schnyder at Open

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Maria Sharapova held on to edge 39-year-old Patty Schnyder, the oldest female qualifier in Grand Slam history, in the U.S. Open’s first round. Sharapova let a big second-set lead slip away, then needed four match points to close out … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Sharapova gets past 39-year-old Schnyder at Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: ’17 semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe out of US Open

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 3 p.m. CoCo Vandeweghe double-faulted 12 times and is gone in the first round of the U.S. Open a year after making it all the way to the semifinals. The 24th-seeded American lost to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-3, 7-6 (3). Vandeweghe … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: ’17 semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe out of US Open

NEW YORK | Serena Williams easily wins 1st US Open match in 2 years

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was disappointed she didn’t get to say goodbye to her daughter before heading to Flushing Meadows to play in the U.S. Open for the first time in two years Monday night. So after needing just 70 minutes to put together a 6-4, 6-0 victory over 68th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams easily wins 1st US Open match in 2 years

NEW YORK | The Latest: Match between 2 Canadian teens at Open fizzles

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:55 p.m. No. 28 seed Denis Shapovalov moved into the second round when his good friend and opponent, Felix Auger-Aliassime, stopped playing in the match between two Canadian teens because he did not feel well. Shapovalov was leading 7-5, 5-7, 4-1 … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Match between 2 Canadian teens at Open fizzles

NEW YORK | Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

NEW YORK — A long list of returns highlights Day 1 at the U.S. Open as the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started. The schedule Monday includes Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka — all past champions at Flushing Meadows who missed last year’s U.S. Open. In addition, defending champions Rafael Nadal … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

NEW YORK | US OPEN ’18: From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know

NEW YORK— A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up … Continue reading NEW YORK | US OPEN ’18: From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know

NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK— Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That is certainly the most intriguing section of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round