Djokovic claimed the U.S. Open title on Sunday, and with after winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon, he believes it’s possible that he could make a run at taking all four Grand Slam titles next year.
Thrilled to win a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Federer.
Pennetta won the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title, then shockingly announced afterward that the victory over Vinci, a longtime friend, was how she will “say goodbye to tennis.”
The unseeded Vinci ended Williams’ chance to capture the first Grand Slam since 1988 with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the semifinal round of the U.S. Open on Friday afternoon.
Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final at Flushing Meadows in six years, he’ll have to beat someone he knows quite well: Swiss Olympic and Davis Cup teammate Wawrinka.
Halep got nearly an hour and a half of rest on Wednesday afternoon because of a rainshower, allowing her to recover from a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the second set and win, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis’ first true Grand Slam in 27 years, it might very well be her sister Venus.
Azarenka defeated Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals, while Wawrinka used his power and poise to handle a threat from Donald Young and win, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, on Sunday.
No need for any extra practice after this performance by Serena Williams. Plus, it’s not as if she needs to study too hard to figure out how to deal with her next opponent. Playing the best she has in the U.S. Open as she chases a calendar-year Grand Slam, Williams set up a quarterfinal against older sister Venus by making only six unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over 19th-seeded Madison Keys on Sunday.
Williams struggled in her second-round match against Kiki Bertens, a qualifier ranked 110th in the world, but escaped and advanced with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory on Wednesday.
A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open.
Sharapova, who won the U.S. Open in 2006, withdrew from the event for the second time in three years, citing an injury that also kept her out of hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati earlier this month.