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Federer says Serena 'went too far' with US Open final rant

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The Swiss star, though, believes the incident was 'unfortunate'

WALKING AWAY. Roger Federer (left) says Serena Williams should have walked way instead. Photos from Shutterstock


US Open champion Osaka says fame won't affect her game

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Still grappling with her newfound stardom, Naomi Osaka vows to remain focused on tennis

STAR POWER. Naomi Osaka says all the attention feels ‘kind of funny.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

[OPINION] Why we need to make urban planning inclusive

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.

US Open champ Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury, American golfer Brooks Koepka still winds up on top

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka still winds up on top despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

US Open title 'not the happiest memory,' says Naomi Osaka

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:35 AM

The 20-year-old Japanese compares her Grand Slam success to eating green tea-flavored ice cream

MOVING FORWARD. Naomi Osaka says she has been trying to move on from her US Open win that saw opponent Serena Williams call chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" and later accused him of sexism. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP


Serena Williams keen to 'move on' from US Open row

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The tennis superstar, though, is still perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her during the finals against Japan's Naomi Osaka

MOVING FORWARD. Following her controversial US Open loss that saw her confront the umpire, Serena Williams wants to move forward. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez


Nick Kyrgios 'pep talk' umpire suspended

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended for two weeks for going 'beyond protocol' during the US Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

OVERSTEPPING. The ATP says umpire Mohamed Lahyani ’compromised the impartiality that is required of an official.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Japan's Naomi Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic win over Serena Williams in a controversial New York final

EMOTIONS. Naomi Osaka says she felt "very overwhelmed" after crying during the awarding ceremonies of her US Open triumph. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez


Male tennis players punished more than women, says NYT report

Sep 16, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Male players were slapped with 1,517 fines compared to 535 fines for females at Grand Slam tournaments in the last 20 years

POLARIZING.The controversial US Open final led to scores of fans defending Serena Williams but also critics calling her a sore loser. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

Sep 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Japanese champion refuses to criticize her childhood idol Serena Williams

GRATEFUL. Naomi Osaka savors her first Grand Slam despite the controversial final match against Serena Williams. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

Defiant Australian paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Melbourne's Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight's caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open – originally printed on Monday – attracts widespread condemnation from across the world

TANTRUM? This photo illustration shows the front page of the Herald Sun newspaper, featuring a cartoon of US tennis player Serena Williams, on sale at a newsstand in Melbourne on September 12, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

Navratilova to Serena: Even if guys do it, it's wrong

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Her outburst at the US Open finals was wrong, but Serena Williams has a point about double standard for women, says tennis great Martina Navratilova

TENNIS GREAT. File photo shows former tennis player Martina Navratilova. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Serena Williams' US Open row puts tennis umpires in spotlight

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Williams receives plenty of support in her gender bias interpretation despite criticisms thrown at her

STRICT UMPIRE. Serena Williams of the United States reacts to umpire Carlos Ramos after her defeat in the Women's Singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

US Open 2018 champion Djokovic: 'I owe Federer, Nadal'

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Serbian star matches Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title

RESPECT. Novak Djokovic tips his hat to rival Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for shaping him to the player he is today. File photo by Nic Bothma/AFP


Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena overstep the mark?

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association but the debate rages on whether the violations that sparked her meltdown are sexist

ARGUMENT. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos after her defeat in the women's singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Serena fined $17,000 after U.S. Open final outburst

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The American star is fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being "a thief" during the stormy final

OUTBURST. Serena Williams of the United States shows her emotions during a women's singles match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic wins third U.S. Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Novak Djokovic, playing in his 8th final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just 3 Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer

CHAMP. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his men's singles finals match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

At US Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos turned a minor infraction into a nasty controversy, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him

CONTROVERSIAL. Serena Williams comforts Naomi Osaka after the controversial US Open women's singles final. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Serena: 'I am not a cheat,' accuses tennis of 'sexism'

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Former world No. 1 Serena Williams says the controversial incident strengthened her belief that male and female players are treated differently

HEATED. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her US Open women's singles finals match against Naomi Osaka. Photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena 'umpire thief' meltdown

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Serena Williams' outburst overshadows Japanese Naomi Osaka's historic triumph

HISTORIC. Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the championship trophy after winning the US Open women's singles finals match against Serena Williams. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Djokovic, Del Potro march into US Open final

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro arrange a US Open final clash as world No. 1 Rafael Nadal quits

HE'S BACK. Two-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after disposing of Japan's Kei Nishikori in the 2018 US Open men's singles semifinal. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 PM

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Serena storms into 9th US Open final

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:44 AM

American superstar Serena Williams will face Japanese Naomi Osaka in the US Open 2018 women's singles final

INCREDIBLE. Serena Williams will vie for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

After stunning Federer, Millman fails to conquer Djokovic

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Australian John Millman's fairytale US Open run comes to an end at the hands of Novak Djokovic

NO UPSET. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hugs John Millman of Australia after their men's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

US Open 2018: Japanese Nishikori, Osaka make history

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese man and woman to reach the semifinals at the same Grand Slam

HISTORIC. Japanese players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are both thrilled to reach the last four. Photos from AFP

Nadal on epic US Open match: 'I suffered, that's the right word'

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in a near five-hour battle to advance to his seventh semifinal match

PUNISHING DUEL. Spain's Rafael Nadal consoles Austria's Dominic Thiem, who said the grueling match 'didn't really deserve a loser.' Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

US Open 2018: Serena reaches semis, champion Stephens exits

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Serena Williams shoots for a spot in the final against Anastasija Sevastova, who bundled out defending champion Sloane Stephens

COMEBACK. Six-time champion Serena Williams of the United States lets out her emotions after shaking off a slow start against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The 37-year-old 5-time champion labored to his earliest loss at the tournament in 5 years

CRASHING OUT. Roger Federer bows out to a player outside the top 50 for the first time in 41 US Open matches. File photo by Oli Scarff


My worst time? This is not even close, says beaten Sharapova

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Crashing out of the US Open does not even come close to the experience Sharapova endured when at 7 years old, she and her father left Russia for Florida

ALL THE WAY UP. Maria Sharapova has one of the most powerful rags-to-riches story. File photo by Filippo Monteforte


Serena: Coming back from pregnancy harder than I thought

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Though she makes it to the quarterfinals of the US Open, Serena Williams admits, 'coming back from a baby is really hard, harder than I thought'

TOUGH. File photo shows Serena Williams during the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Federer ranks shot among most memorable

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer finds a new way to amaze as he reaches the US Open last 16

INCREDIBLE. Roger Federer says his most talked about shot was ‘a bit of luck and good feet.’ Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Serena routs sister Venus, Nadal survives epic match

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'She's my best friend. She means the world to me. Every time she loses I feel like I do,' Serena Williams on sister Venus

SUPERSTAR SISTERS. Venus Williams congratulates younger sister Serena after their US Open duel. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

US Open umpire in Kyrgios row 'went beyond protocol'

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Embattled US Open umpire Mohamed Lahyani escapes sanctions after a controversial pep talk with Australian player Nick Kyrgios

CONTROVERSY. In this file photo, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani of Sweden (left) shares a laugh with players Nick Kyrgios of Australia (middle) and Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Montenegro. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Federer eases through as storm rages over umpire pep talk

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer blasts umpire in Nick Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row at the US Open 2018

NEXT ROUND. Swiss superstar Roger Federer advances to the third round of the US Open after downing French Benoit Paire. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

It's a date: Serena, Venus to meet for 30th time at US Open

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Venus Williams won their first ever clash in Australia in 1998, but her sister Serena has built up an advantage over the last two decades

SIBLING RIVALRY. Venus Williams (left) won their first ever clash in Australia in 1998, but her sister Serena has built up an advantage over the last two decades. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Djokovic in survival mode as heat delivers beating

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Novak Djokovic shrugs off sweltering heat in winning return at the US Open 2018

PUNISHING. Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes a break from the extreme heat while playing against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics at the US Open. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Serena Williams returns in style at US Open 2018

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The former world No. 1 opens her bid with a straight-set victory over Poland's Magda Linette

BACK AT IT. Serena Williams says she's 'getting there.' Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

No drama, just a bad day: Top-ranked Simona Halep crashes out

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:57 AM

Simona Halep becomes the first top-seeded woman ever to lose in the first round of the US Open

ONE AND DONE. Simona Halep says she didn’t feel ‘strong on the court.’ Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Serena, Nadal headline opening night at US Open

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Tennis superstars Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal lead the opening-day march that sees eight former US Open champions in action

DEFENDING CHAMP. Rafael Nadal kicks off his title defense against old friend and Davis Cup teammate David Ferrer. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

With second US Open title, Brooks Koepka can't be overlooked now

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Koepka reasserts his mastery in the US Open, beating household names in Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and world number one Dustin Johnson

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka is the US Open king for the second straight year. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP


Federer, Nadal defied time in 2017 as rivals hobble into 2018

Dec 25, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal banner the storylines of world tennis in 2017

RETURNING VETERANS. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a pair of 30-something legends, surprised many by sweeping the Grand Slam men's singles titles in 2017. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Rafael Nadal completes long road back to top

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The key, says the 31-year-old, Rafa, is to 'wake up every morning with the passion to go on court and with the passion to improve something and practice every day with the right attitude to try to make that happen... Not everybody is able to do it'

NUMERO UNO. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against South Korea's Hyeon Chung during their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on November 1, 2017 in Paris. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

U.S. Open champ Nadal enjoying 'one of the best seasons of my career'

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:35 PM

After a 2016 season of injuries that saw him exit the Australian and French Opens early Nadal is enjoying his second grand slam win of 2017

BACK ON TOP. 'Of course is an emotional season because I have been through tough moments in terms of injuries,' says Rafael Nadal. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Nadal races to third U.S. Open, 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The world number one the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013 added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June

CHAMPION AGAIN. 'It's unbelievable what's happened this year after some seasons with serious injuries and not playing very well,' says Nadal. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Rafael Nadal wins third US Open, 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The world number one the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013 added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June

CHAMP AGAIN. Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men's Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2017 US Open on September 10, 2017, New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Gritty Sloane Stephens wins first U.S. Open crown

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:26 PM

After missing 11 months of action due to a foot injury Sloane Stephens has her first Grand Slam title

FIRST GRAND SLAM. Sloane Stephens had sacrificed her final semester of college for the US Open. At least she'll have a piece of history and $3.7 million to show for it. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Stephens routs Keys for U.S. Open title, first Slam crown

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Sloane Stephens becomes only the fifth unseeded player to win a women s tennis Slam title

GRAND SLAM WINNER. Sloane Stephens poses with the championship trophy after the Women's Singles finals match of the 2017 US Open on September 9, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal downs Del Potro, will face Anderson for US Open title

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Rafael Nadal moves one win away from a third US Open title

ON TO THE FINAL. Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion in New York, will be playing in his 23rd Slam final and third this year, looking to add the US title to his record 10th French Open. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Stephens ousts Venus, to face Keys for US Open title

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Stephens vs Keys will be the first all American US Open final since 2002

ON TO THE FINAL. Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, outlasted 7-time Slam champion Venus Williams. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Del Potro shatters Federer's dream of Nadal U.S. Open showdown

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The 28 year old Argentine will once again face world number one Rafael Nadal in the semi finals

VICTORY. Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their Men's Singles Quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP