Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during their US Open first-round match in New York City on Sept. 1, 2015. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Seeded Women Already Becoming An Endangered Species At US Open

The US Open women’s draw is taking a hit in the early going, with seeded players getting squashed right and left.

09/01/2015

Champagne is sold for $25 a glass at the US Open on Aug. 31, 2015. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

US Open Serving Up Some Pricey Food, Drinks

A brisket sandwich sells for $15 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, and a spinach salad costs $14.

09/01/2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Serena Williams of the United States looks on after defeating Vitalia Diatchenko of Russian in their Women's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Diatchenko Bows Out Of First Round Matchup With Serena Williams

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women.

08/31/2015

Japan's Kei Nishikori returns to France's Benoit Paire during their first-round at the US Open on Aug. 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

2014 Finalist Kei Nishikori Bounced In First Round Of US Open In 5 Sets

A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori’s stay at the US Open lasted only a few hours.

08/31/2015

Serena Williams speaks to the media prior to the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 27, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Liguori: If Serena Is On Her Game, She May Easily Make History At US Open

Serena Williams will begin her historic quest for Grand Slam glory on Monday night with her first-round match at the US Open.

08/31/2015

Fans watch from Louis Armstrong Stadium as Kei Nishikori plays against Benoit Paire at the US Open on Aug. 31, 2015 . (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Hit Flushing Meadows For Day 1 Of US Open

Fans this year have a chance to witness history, as Serena Williams is trying to become the first Grand Slam winner since Steffi Graf in 1988.

08/31/2015

Christina McHale competes at the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, on June 15, 2015.  (Credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for LTA)

New Jersey’s Christina McHale Hoping To Serve Up Breakout Performance At US Open

Christina McHale, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, says there’s nothing quite like playing this year’s US Open in her own backyard.

08/31/2015

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out Of US Open For Second Time In 3 Years

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury.

08/31/2015

US Open tennis clinic at Central Park on Aug. 30, 2015 (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Public Rubs Elbows With The Pros At Free US Open Tennis Clinic

The clinic kicked off the U.S. Open, giving the public some pro tips, including from now-retired Murphy Jensen, a former French Open doubles champ, who said the clinic is inspirational to the kids.

08/30/2015

Serena Williams

A Look At Serena Williams’ Possible Path To True Grand Slam At US Open

There are sure to be tests for Williams if she is going to win seven matches over two weeks once play begins in Flushing Meadows on Monday.

08/28/2015

Serena Williams

Serena Williams Could Face Maria Sharapova In US Open Semifinal

Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.

08/27/2015

Serena Williams

WATCH: Serena Williams Shrugs Off US Open Jitters For Karaoke

Serena Williams is trying to ignore “the elephant in the room” ahead of the U.S. Open.

08/27/2015

Mardy Fish

US OPEN 2015: 3 Years After Withdrawal, Mardy Fish Returns

It is the first time he’s been to Flushing Meadows since 2012, and the 33-year-old American says it will be the last time he participates in a professional tennis tournament.

08/26/2015

Vicky Duval

US OPEN 2015: Back On Court, Vicky Duval Still A Winner In NYC

During qualifying for Wimbledon last year, Duval found out she had cancer. She played through it, making the main draw and upsetting a seeded player in the first round — and crying on court at what awaited.

08/26/2015

Serena Williams

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Are US Open Top Seeds

Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open.

08/26/2015