U.S. Open Tennis
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.
Andy Murray has a new “To Do” list. Instead of trying to win majors, he’s now defending them. Murray approaches the U.S. Open with a new perspective after winning it for the first time last year.
All singles players at the U.S. Open are getting a big raise this year, from the record $2.6 million each champion will take home, to the $32,000 for everyone losing in the first round.
Venus Williams is feeling better and is ready to compete in the 2012 US Open.
Whipping passing shots from all angles and returning superbly, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal beat No. 21 Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the fourth consecutive year.