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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

Rafael Nadal plays a point against Spain's Tommy Robredo during their 2013 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2013. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal To Face Richard Gasquet In US Open Semis

There’s video evidence out there that Rafael Nadal did, indeed, lose a tennis match to Richard Gasquet. OK, so it was half a lifetime ago, and it was at a tournament in Tarbes, France, for kids 14 and under.

09/05/2013

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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Liguori: Roger Federer A Step Too Slow In US Open Ouster

Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.

09/03/2013

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Liguori: Serena Wins Revenge Match Against Sloane Stephens

In the most compelling match-up of the tournament so far, top seed and defending champion Serena showed fellow American Stephens who’s boss.

09/01/2013

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Hewitt Advances To 4th Round For The First Time Since 2006

Hewitt, a former No. 1 who won the tournament in 2001, is a win away from making his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since Wimbledon in 2009.

09/01/2013

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Serena Routs Sloane Stephens, Advances To Quarterfinals

Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January.

09/01/2013

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Andy Murray Wins In A Straight-Set Victory Over Florian Mayer

Andy Murray’s next opponent will be No. 20 Andreas Seppi or Denis Istomin in the fourth round.

09/01/2013

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Bryan Brothers Survive US Open Scare In Third Round

The Bryan’s are trying to become the first men’s double team of the Open era, the first since 1951, to win all four majors in the same year.

09/01/2013

Novak Djokovic at the US Open (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Djokovic, Murray, Serena Highlight Busy Friday At US Open

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.

08/30/2013

James Blake walks off court following his defeat to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in their men's singles first-round match on Day 3 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

James Blake’s Singles Career Ends With Heartbreaking Loss At US Open

Blake embraced the symbolism of starting his last tournament on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, an African-American tennis star inspiring young players. It was just past midnight when his match, and career, ended.

08/29/2013

Victoria Duval (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Vicky Duval — This Year’s Feel-Good Story At US Open

Each year at the US Open, there is a story that captivates and stands out more than any other. This year, it was only two days before 17-year-old Vicky Duval became ‘that’ story.

08/28/2013

Center court is dried following a rain delay on Day 3 of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Li, Radwanska Move On Before Rain Delay At US Open

Li Na got her work done quickly Wednesday at the US Open, so when the rain started falling, she had little to worry about.

08/28/2013

Serena Williams (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Which Americans Will Go Deep In The US Open Draw?

Gone is the Golden Era of American tennis. Every year, the names Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert seem to fade further in our country’s tennis consciousness.

08/27/2013

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