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 ...

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 ...

Nadal advances to fourth round

Sep 3, 2016

Nadal advances to fourth round

Rafael Nadal doesn’t quite know what to expect as he heads into the second week of the U.S. Open for the first time since his second title run in 2013. The fourth-seeded Spaniard looked in fine form in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over ...

Osaka falls apart in loss to Keys

Sep 3, 2016

Osaka falls apart in loss to Keys

Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka admitted she had “freaked out” as her big lead slipped away against Madison Keys at the U.S. Open on Friday. Osaka was reduced to tears as American eighth seed Keys claimed a dramatic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) comeback win to ...

Nishikori, Nara win openers

Aug 31, 2016

Nishikori, Nara win openers

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, began his U.S. Open campaign with a solid, four-set victory on Tuesday. Nishikori, who fell in the first round at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center a year ago, overcame a third-set revival by 96th-ranked German Benjamin Becker ...