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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

Roger Federer at the U.S. Open (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Federer Earns Routine First-Round US Open Victory Over Zemlja

Roger Federer had 12 aces and 35 winners as he breezed past Grega Zemlja.

08/27/2013

Battle Of The Sexes: Big Rig?

Did The Mob Throw The Famous ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Tennis Match?

A new report has claimed the legendary battle of the sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was not fair play, and that Riggs threw the match to pay off a mob debt.

08/27/2013

Tennis fans wait to get into the US Open on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond)

US Open Security Lines Move Smoother After Tweaks

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center had more personnel at the entry gates, which opened a half-hour earlier.

08/27/2013

Spectators walk in between courts during Day Two of the 2012 US Open. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Complain About Long Security Lines On Day 1 Of US Open

The US Open got off to a frustrating start Monday as beefed-up security had some waiting up to two hours just to enter the grounds earlier Monday.

08/26/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Ryan Harrison of the United States during their first round men's singles match on Day One of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2013 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

No Problems For Nadal, Spaniard Cruises Past American Harrison

The second-seeded Spaniard won 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round Monday. Nadal, the 2010 champion, skipped last year’s US Open.

08/26/2013

James Blake (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Tennis Will Miss The Competitive And Classy James Blake

The U.S. Open barely got started and one of its most popular players, James Blake, announced his retirement from the game, effective after this US Open.

08/26/2013

Venus Williams of the US reacts against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during their 2013 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 26 , 2013. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Venus Williams Upsets Flipkens In US Open First Round

Venus Williams earned one of her biggest wins since she pulled out of the U.S. Open two years ago because of illness, upsetting 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens in the first round Monday.

08/26/2013

(credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Nadal’s Knee Is A Question Heading Into The U.S. Open

Nadal’s knees have had recurring problems over the years, particularly the left one, which kept him out from late 2012 until early 2013.

08/25/2013

Roger Federer at the U.S. Open (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Looking For A Different Ending At U.S. Open

The five-time U.S. Open champion is seeded seventh, the biggest number next to his name at a Grand Slam tournament since 2003.

08/25/2013

Andy Murray (STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Andy Murray Ready To Defend His U.S. Open Title

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.

08/24/2013

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama Applauded USTA At US Open Kids Day

Obama applauded a USTA initiative to install 5,000 new kid-sized tennis courts across the country and train 15,000 new coaches.

08/24/2013

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