Arlyn Gajilan

Tennis-Mertens ends Ahn’s Cinderella run at the U.S. Open

Sep 02 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 2 Belgium's Elise Mertens put American wildcard Kristie Ahn’s U.S. Open run to an abrupt end on Monday, defeating her soundly 6-1 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

Vekic tops Goerges to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Sep 02 2019

NEW YORK Croatia’s Donna Vekic beat Julia Goerges of Germany 6-7(5) 7-5 6-3 on Louis Armstrong Stadium to reach her first U.S. Open quarter-final after saving a match point in the second set.

Osaka, Nadal, Coco open campaigns on day two of U.S. Open

Aug 26 2019

NEW YORK World number one Naomi Osaka begins her U.S. Open title defense on day two of the championships on Tuesday but there is likely to be as much interest in Cori "Coco" Gauff's main draw debut at Flushing Meadows.

Nishikori already has sights set on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Aug 26 2019

There are still four Grand Slam events that will be contested before medals can be won at the Tokyo Olympics but as far as Kei Nishikori is concerned, all roads from now on lead to one destination.

Trailblazer Althea Gibson honored with statue at U.S. Open

Aug 26 2019

NEW YORK A statue honoring African American tennis trailblazer Althea Gibson was unveiled on the opening day of the U.S. Open on Monday.

Chair umpire Ramos has lasting impact on U.S. Open

Aug 24 2019

NEW YORK Until last year's U.S. Open, few tennis fans could identify a tournament official by name. That changed during the 2018 women's final when chair umpire Carlos Ramos shot to prominence after a seismic clash with Serena Williams.

World News

Ethiopians vote as opposition alleges some irregularities

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopia's elections chief said complaints by the opposition of irregularities in two regions risked tarnishing polls on Monday billed by the government as the country's first free and fair vote after decades of repression.