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Serena Williams Wins US Open

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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American Serena Williams won the U.S. Open women’s singles title Sunday, beating world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a dramatic final. Williams, the reigning Wimbledon champion and Olympic gold medalist in singles and doubles, clawed back from a shaky second set in New York to earn her 15th grand slam title — 6-2, […]

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Djokovic Wins His 1st US Open

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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World’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his first U.S. Open title Monday evening after beating defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in the men’s final at Flushing Meadows in New York. Djokovic, who produced a masterful display of tactics and precision in windy conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium, […]

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Rain Washes Out US Open Play

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The entire men’s and women’s draws at the U.S. Open will be in action Wednesday, after rain soaked the courts in New York and postponed all of Tuesday’s scheduled matches. Combining two days of play into one would allow the tournament to remain on schedule to finish with the women’s final on Saturday followed by […]

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Top Seed Djokovic Moves Into US Open Quarterfinals

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:06 am (UTC-5)
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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open, where he will face fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic. Djokovic won a tiebreaker to take the first set Monday against Ukrainian Alexander Dolgopolov, and rallied to take the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-2, while Tipsarevic needed four sets to move past Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero. […]

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Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After US Open Advance

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:41 am (UTC-5)
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Defending U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal had a frightening moment at his post-match press conference Sunday, collapsing in pain after defeating Argentina’s David Nalbandian in straight sets. While talking to journalists, Nadal leaned back in his chair and covered his eyes as he winced in pain, and then lowered himself to the floor. He stayed […]

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Final 2011 Tennis Grand Slam Under Way in New York

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The final Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the U.S. Open, continues in New York Tuesday after an opening day that saw a major upset, close calls and wins by some of the favorites. In the shock of the day, Wimbledon women’s champion and fifth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic fell to […]

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Reigning Champion Clijsters Out of US Open

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two-time defending U.S. Open tennis champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium has withdrawn from this year’s tournament because of a stomach muscle injury. Clijsters had missed Wimbledon in June with an ankle injury and pulled out of a tournament in Toronto this month with a muscle strain on the left side of her stomach. In a […]

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal Takes French Open Tennis Title

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won a record-tying sixth French Open tennis title, beating Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-1. It was the fourth French open final between the two highly ranked players, and Nadal has won all four. Nadal is 17-8 all-time in matches against Federer. The Spaniard, who is the world’s number […]

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China’s Li Na Takes French Open Tennis Title

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At the French Open tennis tournament in Paris on Saturday, Li Na became the first Chinese player — and the first player from any Asian country — to win a Grand Slam singles title. Li defeated last year’s women’s French Open winner, Italy’s Francesca Schiavone, 6-4, 7-6. Both players are age 29, which is considered […]

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Federer Halts Djokovic Streak at French Open

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former world number one tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has stopped the 2011 unbeaten run of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with a thrilling semifinal win at the French Open in Paris. Federer won Friday’s match in four tightly played sets featuring two tiebreakers, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. The defeat left Djokovic one win short of […]

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