Sloane Stephens of the United States return a shot against Johanna Larsson of Sweden during her women's singles second round match on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Stephens Doesn’t Look Hungry Enough In Earliest Exit At US Open

Sloane Stephens has carried the burden of being considered the possible successor to top- ranked Serena Williams for a while now. It’s either too much pressure for her, she’s not hungry enough or she doesn’t want it bad enough.

08/27/2014

Maria Sharapova returns a shot against Alexandra Dulgheru during their second-round match at the US Open on Aug. 27, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

No. 5 Sharapova Avoids Becoming Another Notable Upset On Day 3 Of Open

Maria Sharapova rallied from a set down to overcome a shaky serve and advance at the U.S. Open.

08/27/2014

CiCi Bellis, a 15-year-old American, reacts after defeating No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in the first round of the US Open on Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Teenage Sensation CiCi Bellis Steals The Show

You should be hearing her name a lot more in the future. CiCi (short for Catherine) Bellis became the story in the early stages of the U.S. Open.

08/27/2014

Serena Williams of the US returns a shot to Taylor Townsend of the US during their US Open 2014 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 26, 2014  in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Begins Bid For Third Consecutive US Open Title With Win Over Townsend

Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night.

08/27/2014

American Catherine Bellis returns a shot against 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their match at the US Open on Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

15-Year-Old American Bellis Shocks No. 12 Seed, Aussie Open Finalist Cibulkova

American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.

08/26/2014

Noah Rubin, 18, competed in the US Open on Aug. 26, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island’s Noah Rubin Competes In US Open

Noah Rubin’s family said they’ve been bringing him to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center since he was a baby.

08/26/2014

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns a shot against Olga Govortsova of Belarus during their match at the US Open on Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wimbledon Finalist Bouchard Off And Running At US Open

Back on the Grand Slam stage, Eugenie Bouchard returned to her winning ways. The seventh-seeded Bouchard routed Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Open.

08/26/2014

American John Isner hits the ball against American Marcos Giron during their US Open singles match on Aug. 26, 2014 in New York. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s US Open Hopes May Rest With Isner, Who Cruises In First Round

John Isner, a former top American college player, beat this year’s top American college player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

08/26/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during previews for the US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer, Serena Williams Are Talk Of 2014 US Open

This 2014 U.S. Open is all about two of the all-time greats in tennis — Roger Federer and Serena Williams — hoping to win their 18th Grand Slam titles.

08/26/2014

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