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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


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


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

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


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

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