NEW YORK - World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.
NEW YORK - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.
NEW YORK - Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.
- Five-times major winner Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the U.S. Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.
- Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will meet in an all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open after the compatriots enjoyed straight sets wins in their respective semi-final matches in New Haven on Friday.
NEW YORK - Serena Williams is on the brink of a crowning achievement in tennis, but as far as several top analysts are concerned, the 33-year-old American has already established herself as the greatest women's player ever.
- Here are five players to watch for on the women's side of the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 U.S. Open in New York.
- It has been 16 years since an American not named Williams won the U.S. Open women's singles title, and the drought shows no sign of ending any time soon.