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  • Barty reclaims top spot, Andreescu up to fifth

    Australia's Ash Barty has reclaimed the number one spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it while U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York.

  • Unforgettable day for Nadal

    Delivering one of his most dramatic major final performances, Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday by winning his fourth US Open, outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.

  • Nadal wins fourth US Open title after five-set epic

    Rafa Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth U.S. Open title on Sunday, moving within one Grand Slam crown of matching Roger Federer's record of 20.

  • ‘I could have been more Serena’

    Serena Williams is wondering when she will start playing like a 23-time Grand Slam champion again in a major final, calling her poor

  • ‘I’ve been dreaming of this’

    Teenager Bianca Andreescu said Saturday’s US Open final triumph felt all the more rewarding after a 2018 qualifying defeat left her

  • Andreescu fends off Williams comeback to win US Open

    Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting, nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to equal the all-time record.

  • Nadal faces Medvedev in final

    Rafael Nadal will play for his 19th Grand Slam title, one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record, after battling past Italy’s Matteo Berrettini on Friday and into his fifth US Open final.

  • Nadal battles past Berrettini to reach U.S. Open final

    Rafa Nadal moves to the brink of a 19th career Grand Slam title on Friday by beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6(6) 6-4 6-1 to reach the U.S. Open final.

  • Record-chasing Serena faces teen challenger Bianca in final

    Serena Williams will face Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American set herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.

  • Nadal breezes into semis

    Rafael Nadal will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semifinals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

  • Nadal into US Open semis as Berrettini wins thriller

    Rafael Nadal will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

  • Dimitrov stuns Federer

    Grigor Dimitrov rallied for a shocking upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at the US Open on Tuesday, the lowest-ranked New York semifinalist in 28 years advancing to face Daniil Medvedev.

  • Federer disappointed after US Open exit

    Roger Federer struggled to hide his disappointment after his bid for a first US Open title since 2008 ended abruptly Tuesday with a five-set loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals.

  • Bad boy Medvedev too good for Wawrinka

    Daniil Medvedev may not win any popularity contests at Flushing Meadows but remains on course for a U.S. Open title, taming Stan Wawrinka 7-6(6) 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach his first grand slam semi-final.

  • Svitolina downs Konta on way to first semi in New York

    Ukraine's Elina Svitolina continues her dominant run against Johanna Konta with a 6-4 6-4 win to reach the U.S. Open semi-finals for the first time.

  • Nadal reigns in clash of ex-champs

    Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title Monday with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarterfinals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat.

  • Schwartzman upsets misfiring Zverev to reach quarters

    Argentina's Diego Schwartzman dispatched a misfiring Alexander Zverev 3-6 6-2 6-4 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday and heap more Grand Slam misery on the sixth-seeded German.

  • Bryan fined for gun gesture

    American doubles player Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 by the US Open on Sunday for his using racquet his to make a shooting gesture at a line judge. Bryan, playing alongside twin brother Bob, held his racquet upside down and pointed it towards the official after

  • Serena survives injury scare

    Serena Williams overcame an injury scare to maintain her pursuit of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open on Sunday while Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova crashed out in the last 16.

  • Wawrinka advances to quarters as Djokovic quits

    Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired from his US Open match Sunday after dropping the first two sets to Stan Wawrinka, sending the Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion into the quarterfinals.

  • Bencic stuns top-seed Osaka

    Belinda Bencic stunned top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka to reach the US Open quarter-finals, where she will face Donna Vekic, who rallied from match point down to advance yesterday.

  • Wawrinka advances as Djokovic quits, Federer rolls at US Open

    Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired from his US Open match Sunday after dropping the first two sets to Stan Wawrinka, sending the Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion into the quarter-finals.

  • Williams steps up title push as Barty, Pliskova fall

    Serena Williams overcomes a scary fall to maintain her pursuit of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open while Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova crash out in the last 16.

  • Osaka dominates, then consoles Coco

    Defending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory Saturday in a showdown billed as “the future of women’s tennis” while Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16.

  • Kyrgios goes quietly into the night

    Nick Kyrgios was a lightning rod for controversy at the U.S. Open this week but the fiery Australian was subdued after a third-round loss on Saturday and walked away quietly from the year's final Grand Slam.

  • Djokovic rolls on

    Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic rolled into the US Open fourth round on Friday while Serena Williams and Roger Federer cruised into the last 16 and Kei Nishikori was eliminated.

  • Djokovic shrugs off shoulder issue to reach last 16

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic silences concerns about his left shoulder as the Serbian breezes past American Denis Kudla 6-3 6-4 6-2 on Friday to reach the last 16 at the U.S. Open.

  • Federer, Williams sail on but Nishikori ousted

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the all-time leaders in Grand Slam titles, cruise into the fourth round of the US Open on Friday while 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was ousted by Australian Alex de Minaur.

  • Pliskova, Federer ease into last sixteen

    Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, chasing her first Grand Slam title, advanced to the fourth round of the US Open yesterday by outlasting Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

  • Halep suffers another early U.S. Open exit

    Wimbledon champion Simona Halep's New York frustrations continue as the Romanian fourth seed suffers a shock 2-6 6-3 7-6(4) loss to American qualifier Taylor Townsend in second round action on Thursday.

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