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.
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.
Novak Djokovic faced two set points early in his second-round match at the US Open. But he saved them, won the set, then needed less than an hour to close out a victory.
Serena Williams will be back on court Friday, facing Yaroslava Shvedova in the nightcap at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Former champs Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also have matches, while two other US Open winners, Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt, play each other.
Murray is seeded No. 3, and the expectation is that he or one of the men ahead of him, Djokovic or Nadal, will hold the trophy.
Andy Murray will be the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament and he suspects he’ll be more nervous than usual.
Roger Federer usually feels good when he arrives in Cincinnati for a tournament he has won more times than anyone else. This week, not so much.
All singles players at the U.S. Open are getting a big raise this year, from the record $2.6 million each champion will take home, to the $32,000 for everyone losing in the first round.
Federer’s second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings on June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships.
Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
Murray completed his seventh career comeback from two sets down to top Fernando Verdasco.
During a tournament with more than its share of twists and turns Djokovic and del Potro have gone through virtually unscathed.
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic turned in nearly perfect performances back-to-back Saturday on Centre Court to cap the fourth round at the All England Club.
New York’s Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 — roughly double what it was last year — and permanently schedule the men’s semifinals on Friday and men’s final on Sunday starting in 2015.