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.
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.
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.
Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Long Island boy is coming home with a championship trophy after winning the Wimbledon junior boys’ title Sunday.
Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.