Yes, that’s right: Williams already owns 16 Grand Slam titles, is ranked No. 1, is three weeks from her 32nd birthday — and yet she still wants to get better.
The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray’s body language was as poor as his play.
Wawrinka dazzled with 45 winners to Murray’s 15. He outplayed Murray from start to finish, rendering Murray defenseless as Murray was unable to come up with any break points in the entire match.
Bob and Mike Bryan lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the US Open semifinals Thursday, ending a 28-match winning streak in the Grand Slams and stopping their run two wins short of the Slam.
There’s video evidence out there that Rafael Nadal did, indeed, lose a tennis match to Richard Gasquet. OK, so it was half a lifetime ago, and it was at a tournament in Tarbes, France, for kids 14 and under.
Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in an all-Italian quarterfinal at the US Open.
Andy Murray is well aware things probably will get a tad tougher the rest of the way at the US Open, starting with No. 9 Stanlisas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.
From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The score said it all Tuesday night: 6-0, 6-0.
Top seed Novak Djokovic is flying around in his own stratosphere. He hasn’t dropped a set the entire tournament and dominated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 Victoria Azarenka rallied from a set down for the second straight match, beating Ana Ivanovic to return to the US Open quarterfinals.
Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.
Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.
Roberta Vinci has reached the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year, beating fellow Italian Camila Giorgi.
Tim Smyczek’s car ran out of gas on the way to Flushing Meadows before he got knocked out by Marcel Granollers.
In the most compelling match-up of the tournament so far, top seed and defending champion Serena showed fellow American Stephens who’s boss.