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US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Bianca Andreescu, who denied Serena Williams of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, receives a key to the city of Mississauga, Canada

HOMECOMING. Bianca Andreescu is showered with love and adoration by her townsmen. Photo from Twitter/@Bandreescu_

Andreescu makes top 5 as Barty snatches World No. 1

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Bianca Andreescu is just one place behind 2018 US Open winner Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings

BREAKTHROUGH. Bianca Andreescu crashes into Top 5 in the WTA rankings. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal survives Medvedev scare to bag U.S. Open crown

Sep 09, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Rafael Nadal outlasts Russian Daniil Medvedev in a grueling five-setter to capture his 19th Grand Slam singles title

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Canadian teen Andreescu topples Serena in U.S. Open final

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Bianca Andreescu denies Serena Williams a record-equaling 24th title to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion

YOUNG CHAMP. Nineteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu celebrates as the youngest Grand Slam winner in 13 years. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Motherhood helps Serena reach brink of history as 38 looms

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Aside from matching the all-time record of 24 crowns, Serena Williams could become only the fourth mother in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal advances to U.S. Open final against Medvedev

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:52 AM

'It means a lot to be back,' says world No. 2 Rafael Nadal as he battles first-time Grand Slam finalist Daniil Medvedev for the men's singles crown

BACK AT IT. Rafael Nadal looks to chase more records in the final round. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Record-chasing Serena powers into 10th U.S. Open final

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Serena Williams moves within a win of matching the all-time Grand Slam singles title record of 24

RUNAWAY WINNER. Serena Williams quickly disposes of Elina Svitolina to tie Chris Evert for most wins in tournament history. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Favorite Nadal into U.S. Open semis as Berrettini wins thriller

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:11 PM

As the only former major champion left in the men's field, Rafael Nadal emerges as the frontrunner following the elimination of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Alex Eala crashes out of U.S. Open juniors 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala absorbs back-to-back losses in her 2nd round singles and doubles events

MAJOR STINT. Alex Eala makes history in her first Grand Slam appearance in the 2019 US Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Troi Santos

Dimitrov stuns Federer to reach U.S. Open semis

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov shocks 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to become the lowest-ranked semifinalist in 28 years

BREAKTHROUGH. Grigor Dimitrov beats Roger Federer for the first in his career. Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Ruthless Serena earns 100th U.S. Open win to reach semis

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Serena Williams books a Final Four berth after demolishing Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang in the quickest match at this year's tournament

Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Nadal swats Cilic aside in U.S. Open last 16

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rafael Nadal reigns in a clash of former US Open champions to advance to the quarterfinals

CRUISING. Rafael Nadal books his 40th Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala gets off to a strong start in her first Grand Slam tournament

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala impresses in her Grand Slam debut with a one-sided win. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Osaka beaten but wiser after fourth-round US Open exit

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Defending champion Naomi Osaka gets knocked out by Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic in the last 16

STILL LEARNING. Despite feeling disappointed, Naomi Osaka says she’s now taking losses in stride. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for gun gesture at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 6:52 PM

American doubles player Mike Bryan gets slapped with the highest fine yet at this year's tournament

SORRY. Mike Bryan (right), who plays doubles with his twin brother Bob, apologizes for his 'insensitive' action. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena 'fine' after ankle scare at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Still on track of her record bid, Serena Williams brushes off injury heading into the quarterfinals

NO WORRIES. Serena Williams says she’s 'good' even after injuring her ankle. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Alex Eala advances to U.S. Open juniors main draw

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala marches into her maiden Grand Slam in the US Open juniors tournament

GRAND SLAM DEBUT. Alex Eala becomes the first Filipino to enter a Grand Slam tournament since 1991. Rappler File photo

No. 1 Osaka overpowers teen Gauff in U.S. Open showdown

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Defending champion Naomi Osaka boots out rising star Coco Gauff in a battle tipped as a showdown of the future of women's tennis

YOUNG TITANS. Naomi Osaka (right) and Coco Gauff hug it out after an emotional clash. Photo from US Open

Heckler helps 'almost pain-free' Djokovic to U.S. Open win

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Novak Djokovic gets captured on video telling a heckler: 'I'll come find you. I'll find you after. Trust me, I'll find you'

MOTIVATED. Novak Djokovic says the heckler actually did him 'a big favor.' Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Under-the-radar Wawrinka lines up potential Djokovic clash

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM

After struggling with injuries, former champion Stan Wawrinka says he's glad to be back in the big stage even as a battle with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic looms

GRATEGUL. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka says he feels good after back-to-back matches. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Federer, Serena breeze into U.S. Open last 16 but Nishikori out

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Roger Federer plays 'no-error tennis' as Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title

Nadal gets added U.S. Open boost with walkover as Halep falls

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Rafael Nadal advances with no effort as American world No. 116 Taylor Townsend stuns Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

NO SWEAT. Rafael Nadal gets an extra day off as second-round foe Thanasi Kokkinakis pulls out. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Serena survives U.S. Open challenge from teen McNally

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'I'm not too pleased with the way I played at all,' says Serena Williams after getting a scare from 17-year-old wildcard Caty McNally

NO FEAR. Serena Williams withstands a brave challenge in the second round. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Djokovic bugged by shoulder in U.S. Open win

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'Somehow I managed to find my way back,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Juan Ignacio Londero despite a nagging shoulder injury

TESTED. Novak Djokovic plays through pain in the second round of the US Open. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Federer overcomes poor start to advance at rain-hit U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'When it happens like this, back-to-back matches, it's just a bit frustrating more than anything,' says Roger Federer after rallying yet again to reach the next round

COMEBACK. Roger Federer pulls through after struggling early against world No. 99 Damir Dzumhur. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Nadal rampant at U.S. Open as Thiem, Tsitsipas lead exodus

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Rafael Nadal kicks off his US Open 2019 campaign with a clinical victory as 4 players in the world's top 10 drop out in the first round

EASY START. Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Australian John Millman. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Nerve-riddled Osaka relieved by 'razzle dazzle' U.S. Open win

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'I felt nervous. For me it's definitely a new feeling,' admits world No. 1 Naomi Osaka after a shaky start to her US Open title defense

CHALLENGED. Japan's Naomi Osaka returns a shot against pesky first-round foe Anna Blinkova of Russia. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Open best chance to unseat 'Big Three', says Djokovic

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'Because it's a long season, it's a lot of surfaces that you have to change and it takes a toll on your body,' says US Open defending champion Novak Djokovic

UNPREDICTABLE. Novak Djokovic believes that the 2019 US Open title is up for grabs. File photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Early U.S. Open struggles no concern for Federer

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Roger Federer rallies back to dominate Sumit Nagal in the 2019 US Open 1st round

SLUGGISH. Roger Federer drops the opening frame, but makes a comeback in the last 3 sets of his first round matchup. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena on banned umpire Ramos: 'I don't know who that is'

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Serena Williams prefers to move on from last year's controversial officiating in the final against top seed Naomi Osaka

THROWBACK. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos in the 2018 US Open final against eventual winner Naomi Osaka. File photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Djokovic rolls at U.S. Open as Barty, Pliskova fight through

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Novak Djokovic gets off to a good start in his US Open title defense

TITLE DEFENSE. Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain in the 2019 US Open. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams rips Sharapova in U.S. Open 1st round

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Serena Williams cruises through the opening round against five-time major Sharapova

HOT START. Serena Williams is optimistic in her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title in the 2019 US Open. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Federer in Slams

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Having won 4 of the last 5 Grand Slam singles titles, Novak Djokovic is in good position to break Roger Federer's mark

DEFENDING CHAMP. Novak Djokovic will defend his throne in the US Open. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena-Sharapova showdown seizes spotlight at US Open

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova 18 consecutive times dating to 2005, but that has not prevented their rivalry from being the talk of the tourney

LONG-TIME RIVALS. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet again. Photos by Christophe Archambault/AFP and Thomas Samson/AFP

Federer puts Wimbledon near-miss behind him ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I'm not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it's going to be tough,' says Roger Federer as he seeks a 21st Grand Slam

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Williams ban for US Open umpire after Serena-Osaka furor

Aug 25, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Umpire Carlos Ramos won't officiate matches involving Serena or Venus Williams in the wake of last year's final controversy

HEATED. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during last year's controversial US Open final match. Photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Serena, Sharapova to clash in early U.S. Open blockbuster

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Serena Williams kicks off her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam versus long-time rival Maria Sharapova

RIVALS. Serena Williams (right) looks to extend her winning record over Maria Sharapova. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Federer falls into Djokovic's half of U.S. Open draw

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:10 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic may face Roger Federer in the semifinal and Rafael Nadal in the title match of the 2019 US Open

FACE-OFF. After a blockbuster Wimbledon title showdown last month, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer may face in the US Open Final Four. Photos by Ben Standall and Glyn Kirk/AFP

Djokovic, Osaka named U.S. Open top seeds

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The last Grand Slam of the season unfolds next week with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka out to defend their crowns

BIG GUNS. Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic head another tight field. Photos from Wimbledon

Osaka's U.S. Open defense in doubt after knee injury

Aug 17, 2019 - 2:35 PM

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka says she just wants a 'chance to play' as injury puts her US Open title defense in peril

WORRIED. Naomi Osaka says she's still unsure of the nature of her injury. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Federer won't let Cincy setback spoil U.S. Open prep

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Roger Federer isn't exactly worried despite absorbing a shock loss a week before the US Open

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena 'saw therapist' after U.S. Open meltdown, apologizes to Osaka

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'I couldn't find peace. I started seeing a therapist,' Serena Williams writes in an essay on her infamous 2018 US Open final meltdown

APOLOGETIC. Serena Williams says she never wanted 'the light to shine away' from another black female athlete like Naomi Osaka. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Murray mulls over US Open singles return

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Marking his tennis return with a doubles victory in the Queen's Club Championships, Andy Murray says there is a possibility of a singles comeback

CHAMP AGAIN. Andy Murray teams up with Feliciano Lopez to clinch the Queen's Club Championships title. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)

Woodland wins US Open title, denies Koepka of history

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Gary Woodland dethrones two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka for his first major title

NEW CHAMP. Gary Woodland bags the US Open with a three-stroke lead. Photo from US Open's Twitter account (@usopengolf)

Serena eyes 'bigger and better things' after US Open drama

Dec 28, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Back in great shape, Serena Williams targets the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles

CHASING HISTORY. Moving on from the controversial US Open final, Serena Williams hopes to tie Margaret Court’s championship record. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

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