Arthur Ashe Stadium
Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat 60th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-3 in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday. Azarenka broke Larsson’s serve to convert her first match point and win in just 70 minutes.
Roger Federer can tell that playing conditions at the U.S. Open are slower than last year. He wonders whether — for the good of the game — it would be more interesting if they were quicker.
Held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the US Open is final Grand Slam tennis tournament each year. It’s underway now and runs until Sunday 9/12. Our complete guide is inside.
Irene may have claimed Saturday’s Kids’ Day, but it certainly won’t ruin the first day of the 2011 US Open.
As the US Open Tennis Championship fortnight approaches, I look back at some of my top memories of covering the US Open since 1982, my first year working the event.
A white “9-11-01″ will be painted next to the court in September for the US Open men’s and women’s singles finals in Flushing Meadows. “Our goal is to mark this very solemn occasion in a dignified and respectful matter,” said USTA president Jon Vegosen.
The NBA lockout isn’t keeping Carmelo Anthony from bouncing a ball on a New York court. The Knicks star is slated to take part in the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams is not only back but ready to make more runs on the hard-court series this summer and at the U.S. Open beginning in late August. She said her stamina is back and her game is getting sharper by the day, a scary thought for opponents heading into Flushing Meadows.
The US Open final will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, when the forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.
The U.S. Open men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was postponed because of rain Sunday, marking the third consecutive year that the season’s last Grand Slam tournament won’t finish on schedule.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal blew through No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach his first U.S. Open final and set up the first half of his sport’s dream matchup – Nadal vs. Roger Federer for a Grand Slam title.
Nadal overcame his first dropped service game of the tournament to scrub out eighth-seeded Verdasco 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the first all-Spanish quarterfinal in U.S. Open history.
Nobody can say Kim Clijsters took an easy path to her U.S. Open title last year. She played both Williams sisters. This year, she’ll only play one.
Trying to complete a career Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal has won all 12 sets he’s played so far at the 2010 U.S. Open. He’s also won all 61 games he’s served.
After Andy Roddick was ousted from the US Open in the second round, high hopes were redirected toward the three remaining American men.