Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early.
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.”
American Serena Williams captured her second straight US Open title over Victoria Azarenka in a repeat of last year’s final.
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.
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.
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.