Kerber beats Pliskova to win U.S. Open title

Sep 11, 2016

Kerber beats Pliskova to win U.S. Open title

Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line winner that landed in a corner of the court. The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd roared, and Kerber ...

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

Sep 9, 2016

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd ...

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

Sep 8, 2016

Nishikori savors revenge against Murray

Kei Nishikori is calm and quiet on court and a paragon of sportsmanship, but he enjoyed taking revenge against Andy Murray at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Nishikori had lost seven of their previous eight matches before his impressive 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 ...

Wawrinka beats emotional del Potro to reach semis

Sep 8, 2016

Wawrinka beats emotional del Potro to reach semis

Juan Martin del Potro’s magical month ended as it began — with the big Argentine crying on the court. This time, he wiped away tears with the match still going. Stan Wawrinka was about to serve out a four-set victory to usher an exhausted ...

Djokovic moves into semis

Sep 7, 2016

Djokovic moves into semis

Normally, it takes wins in five full matches to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Novak Djokovic has made it that far at the U.S. Open by playing only two, because three opponents pulled out of the tournament with injuries. Djokovic, the No. 1 seed ...

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Sep 6, 2016

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori felled the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia with surgical precision in a straight-sets win on Monday that lifted the sixth seed to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the U.S. Open runnerup two years ago, beat Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the ...

Pouille upsets resilient Nadal in fourth round of U.S. Open

Sep 5, 2016

Pouille upsets resilient Nadal in fourth round of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal kept making a stand, kept coming back, kept showing he would not depart quietly from this U.S. Open. Facing a much younger, much-less-accomplished opponent, Nadal twice erased a set deficit. Then he staved off a trio of match points. And then, more ...

Serena breaks record with win over Larsson

Sep 4, 2016

Serena breaks record with win over Larsson

Serena Williams sped past another milestone Saturday, dominating Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-1 to surpass Martina Navratilova for most Grand Slam wins by a woman with 307. Not only has world No. 1 surpassed Navratilova, she matched Roger Federer’s mark for men. “To be ...

Nishikori tops Mahut to reach fourth round

Sep 4, 2016

Nishikori tops Mahut to reach fourth round

Kei Nishikori had a couple of nervy moments early, but managed to get on track to win his match against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in four sets during the third round of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. Playing into the New York ...