Emma Raducanu can ‘rule the world’ of women’s tennis says former coach

Reuters 09/13/2021

Emma Raducanu’s stunning US Open triumph showed the British teenager can “rule the world” of women’s tennis, according to her former coach. Raducanu has become a global sensation after the 18-year-old stormed through qualifying to win the…

Fil-Canadian Leylah Fernandez reaches US Open final

Reuters 09/10/2021

NEW YORK—Leylah Fernandez’s storybook U.S. Open continued with yet another upset on Thursday, September 9, 2021, as the Canadian teenager shocked second seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final. Rankings-wise, the…

‘I believe I’m the best,’ says Novak Djokovic

Agence France Presse 07/12/2021

Novak Djokovic said Sunday he considers himself the “best player” after winning a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title but refuses to anoint himself as the “greatest of all time”. The 34-year-old went to 20 majors alongside Roger…

‘Little bit sad’: US Open show set to go on despite pandemic

Associated Press 08/31/2020

NEW YORK — Back in April, an on-schedule U.S. Open simply did not seem possible. The coronavirus was at its peak in New York; a building on the tournament grounds housing indoor tennis courts was converted to…

French Open not considering event behind closed doors

06/19/2020

French Open organizers have “absolutely” rejected the scenario of playing the tournament behind closed doors, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday. Bernard Giudicelli said all of the tickets sold for the tournament in…

‘A lot of regrets’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka says shyness is holding her back

05/15/2020

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has admitted having “a lot of regrets” and said she’s soul-searching during the coronavirus lockdown for ways to become more assertive. The 22-year-old Japanese, who stormed to prominence by winning back-to-back…

‘Like a lion,’ Rafael Nadal beats Schwartzman to reach US Open semi

09/06/2019

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman. In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. In the second, Nadal…

Rafael Nadal aims to put one of the Big Three in US Open semifinals

09/05/2019

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal will try to make sure the U.S. Open has one member of the Big Three in the semifinals. With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of the tournament, Nadal is the only…

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to overpower US Open QF foe

Associated Press 09/05/2019

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was not troubled one bit by the right ankle she rolled in her previous match. Didn’t get much resistance from her opponent, either. Looking as dominant as can be, Williams moved just…

Serena Williams ‘fine’ after ankle scare at US Open

09/03/2019

NEW YORK — Serena Williams believes she avoided any serious injury after badly rolling her ankle Sunday in a straight-sets win over Petra Martic that sent her through to the US Open quarter-finals. The 37-year-old American, seeking…

Injured Djokovic quits US Open last 16 match vs Wawrinka

09/03/2019

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury after dropping the first two sets of Sunday’s US Open last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka. Swiss 23rd seed and 2016 champion Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the…

Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for gun gesture at US Open

09/02/2019

American doubles player Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 by the US Open on Sunday for his using racquet his to make a shooting gesture at a line judge. Bryan, playing alongside twin brother Bob, held his racquet upside down…

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