NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25:  Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during her women's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014  in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sharapova Makes Winning Return To US Open, Beats Kirilenko In First Round

Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko.

08/26/2014

Andy Murray returns a shot against Robin Haase during their first round match on the opening day of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 25, 2014. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Murray Battles Cramps, Gets Through 4-Set Challenge From Haase

Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstrings, Andy Murray gritted his way through cramps to win his first-round match at the U.S. Open.

08/25/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Flock To Queens For Start Of US Open

It’s the calm before the excitement begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows where 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands over the next two weeks.

08/25/2014

Taylor Townsend of the United States returns a shot during her French Open match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on May 30, 2014 in Paris. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Serena To Play Budding American Star Townsend In First Round Of Open

Taylor Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.

08/21/2014

Serena Williams (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Seeded No. 1 At US Open; Simona Halep 2nd

Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

08/20/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during his match against Tommy Robredo of Spain on Day 6 at the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2014 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Past US Open Champs Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Seeded 1-2

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

08/19/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

2013 Champ Rafael Nadal Out Of US Open With Wrist Injury

It’s only the fourth time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that the reigning U.S. Open men’s champion is not in the field.

08/18/2014

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina serves the ball to Somdev Devverman of India during their tennis match in the second day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014. (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

2009 Champion Juan Martin Del Potro Out Of US Open

Past U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament Friday because he’s still recovering from wrist surgery.

08/15/2014

Bernard Tomic of Australia serves against Matthew Ebden of Australia during a match on day two of the Western & Southern Open on August 10, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Bernard Tomic, Michael Llodra, Ryan Harrison Get US Open Wild Cards

Australia’s Bernard Tomic and France’s Michael Llodra are among eight men receiving wild-card invitations for the U.S. Open’s main draw.

08/13/2014

Taylor Townsend reacts after winning against Silvia Soler Espinosa of Spain after a match on day two of the Western & Southern Open on August 10, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Taylor Townsend Among 8 Women With Wild Cards For US Open

Taylor Townsend, Grace Min, Nicole Gibbs and Danielle Collins are among eight players receiving wild-card invitations for the U.S. Open women’s draw.

08/12/2014

Wayne Odesnik of the United States plays a backhand in his first-round match against Vincent Millot of France during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Once Banned In HGH Case, Wayne Odesnik Back In US Open

Wayne Odesnik, a 28-year-old based in Florida and ranked 184th, hasn’t played in the U.S. Open’s main draw since 2009.

08/11/2014

Na Li (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

China’s Li Na Pulls Out Of US Open Because Of Knee

Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months.

07/31/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Scott Heavey/AELTC - Pool/Getty Images)

Nadal Out Of 2 Tournaments Because Of Right Wrist

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.

07/30/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Police: Al Qaeda Magazine Suggesting Attack On US Open

Rebecca Weiner, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, warned that Inspire magazine is instructing would-be terrorists on how to make bombs and where to set them off.

07/16/2014

Noah Rubin of Long Island celebrates with the winners trophy after winning the Boys' Singles Final match against Stefan Kozlov of the United States on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Long Island’s Noah Rubin Wins Wimbledon Boys’ Singles Title

A Long Island boy is coming home with a championship trophy after winning the Wimbledon junior boys’ title Sunday.

07/07/2014

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Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan to win the men's singles final match on Day Fifteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

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