Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.
The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.
The sisters are bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009.
The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams has faced American opponents in all three of her matches this week while extending her overall winning streak at Flushing Meadows to 17.
“Qualifiers” are gaining additional notoriety in the women’s draw.
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.