New York’s Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 — roughly double what it was last year — and permanently schedule the men’s semifinals on Friday and men’s final on Sunday starting in 2015.
The U.S. Open tennis tournament is moving the women’s final to Sunday and men’s final to Monday in 2013, building in a day of rest ahead of each title match for the first time.
Neighbors and some elected officials are furious over a proposal to eliminate part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens for a mall, two stadiums and new roads and parking space.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No. 3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No. 4.
Former quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin was one of the wild cards named to the 2012 U.S. Open.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced its eight men’s wild cards on Tuesday. Hewitt is a two-time major champion — winning the 2001 U.S. Open — but at age 31 the Australian has fallen to 134th in the world.
If the enthusiasm and energy from the USTA Eastern Long Island 22nd Annual Dinner is any indication of the health of the sport of tennis in our country, I can happily say that tennis is alive and well amongst a wide age group.
A second consecutive morning-to-evening damp day at Flushing Meadows washed out all but about 15 minutes of action Wednesday, leaving nerves frayed and the schedule in disarray.
The U.S. Open’s men’s final may have to be pushed back to Monday, Sept. 12, because of wet weather. While that hasn’t been a huge concern in the past, this year is different.
And of course, Serena Williams has the best shot of all Americans to win the US Open title! She has not dropped a set on her way to the quarters. Serena disposed of Ana Ivanovic, 6-3, 6-4, on Monday afternoon.
Answering questions in Spanish, Nadal suddenly started grimacing in pain. He tilted his head back, covered his face with his arm. His face twisted in agony as he slid down in his chair, he motioned for help.
American Donald Young reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time, beating 24th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela in straight sets Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Andy Roddick is back in the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008.
Another match that got too close for comfort at times? That didn’t bother Rafael Nadal, either.
For many years, Roger Federer spoiled his fans with his dominating performances and ‘never-a-doubt’ romps in the early rounds of the Grand Slams.
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