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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.

4 hours ago

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.

19 hours ago

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

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

The Women's Singles U.S. Open trophy is seen during the draw ceremony prior to the start of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 21, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

6 Players With Most U.S. Open Singles Championships In Open Era

In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:

08/24/2014

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

Roger Federer celebrates after winning his final match against David Ferrer on Day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Federer, Serena Head Into US Open On High Note

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open.

08/18/2014

Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her women's singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain on day four of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Down Goes Serena! Williams Stunned By Garbine Muguruza At French Open

Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early.

05/28/2014

Serena Williams holds the trophy as she celebrates her win over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their 2013 US Open women's singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 8, 2013 in Flushing Meadows. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: There’s No Stopping Serena Williams With Emotions In Check

Dealing with adversity in intense matches is where Serena Williams has shown the biggest improvement. As her sister Venus said, “the only player that can beat Serena is Serena herself.”

09/09/2013

Serena Williams of the United States of America celebrates a point during her women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Defeats Azarenka, Repeats As US Open Champion

American Serena Williams captured her second straight US Open title over Victoria Azarenka in a repeat of last year’s final.

09/08/2013

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during their US Open women's singles semifinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Sept. 6, 2013. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Azarenka Wins Ugly, Gets Dominant Serena In US Open Final Rematch

Six times, Serena Williams was a single point from winning on Friday. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable.

09/06/2013

Serena Williams plays a forehand during her women's singles quarterfinal match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on Day 9 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Nears 5th US Open, 17th Slam Title In All

Yes, that’s right: Williams already owns 16 Grand Slam titles, is ranked No. 1, is three weeks from her 32nd birthday — and yet she still wants to get better.

09/06/2013

Flavia Pennetta of Italy embraces Roberta Vinci at the net after their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day 10 of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Azarenka And Nadal Turn Their Games Up, Earn Spots In US Open Semis

Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in an all-Italian quarterfinal at the US Open.

09/04/2013

Andy Murray celebrates winning his men's singles fourth round match at the US Open on September 3, 2013. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Murray, Djokovic Move Into US Open Quarterfinals; Nadal On Tap

Andy Murray is well aware things probably will get a tad tougher the rest of the way at the US Open, starting with No. 9 Stanlisas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

09/04/2013

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