Second-seeded Rafael Nadal crushed yet another opponent at the US Open, beating Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round Saturday.
It remains to be seen if Riske can continue to climb up the rankings and continue to improve. But she’s headed in the right direction.
Maybe’s Riske’s incredible run isn’t that much of a surprise considering her recent surge.
Sloane Stephens reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time, and a matchup against defending champion Serena Williams could be next.
Novak Djokovic faced two set points early in his second-round match at the US Open. But he saved them, won the set, then needed less than an hour to close out a victory.
The fifth-seeded Li avenged her third-round upset loss to the young Brit at last year’s US Open, winning in straight sets Friday at the same stage at Flushing Meadows.
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.
Only a few spots separate them in the seedings. Still, the considerable gulf between No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 Sara Errani was hard to ignore in their matches Thursday at the U.S. Open.
Flavia Pennetta ousted fourth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-1 in an all-Italian second-round match Thursday for the biggest upset so far at the 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.
After her latest early Grand Slam exit, Venus Williams was asked what the future holds for her at the U.S. Open. In one breath, Williams brushed aside the unspoken reference to retirement.
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.
Li Na got her work done quickly Wednesday at the US Open, so when the rain started falling, she had little to worry about.
Duval hopped up and down with arms overhead after pulling off her big surprise at Flushing Meadows, a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Stosur.
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.