Tennis

Fernandez extols NY’s strength in wake of 9/11

NEW YORK — At the awards ceremony after a hard-fought women’s final on Saturday, runner-up Leylah Fernandez took a moment to address the resilience of New York on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. “I know on this day it’s especially hard for New York and everyone around the US,” Fernandez said. “I just want to […]

Tennis

Raducanu, 18, youngest Slam champ in 17 years

NEW YORK — Unseeded British teenager Emma Raducanu went from qualifier to champion at the US Open in just her second appearance at a Grand Slam tournament. Raducanu beat Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the final at Flushing Meadows on Saturday to become the first player to go preliminary qualifying rounds all the […]

Tennis

Sakkari outlasts Andreescu in 3½-hour thriller

Maria Sakkari eliminated 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu in the latest finishing women’s match in tournament history to reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time in New York. Sakkari came back to win 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3 early Tuesday morning as Andreescu had trouble with her left leg that was taped by a […]

Tennis

Sloane Stephens crashes Coco Gauff’s US Open party

NEW YORK — Coco Gauff became the envy of all of her friends when Sloane Stephens came to her 10th birthday party at a water park. They couldn’t believe a professional tennis player was there with them. At the time, Gauff was training with Stephens’ childhood coach and the two had become friendly. Over the […]

Tennis

No. 1 Barty holds on; Andreescu rallies in 3rd set

NEW YORK — Ash Barty made a successful return to the site of one of the two Grand Slam tournaments she has yet to win, holding off 2010 runner-up Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday. Barty, the No. 1 seed on the women’s side of the US Open, won Wimbledon for her second major […]

Tennis

Serena withdraws from US Open, cites hamstring

Serena Williams added herself to the list of big-name withdrawals from the US Open on Wednesday, pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament because of a torn hamstring. Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her right leg in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June. The American, who will […]

Tennis

Coach: Serena walking after injury a ‘good sign’

Serena Williams is awaiting the results of scans on the leg injury that forced her to withdraw during her first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion flew home to the United States the following day and was walking, which her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou said is a “good sign.” “We don’t know […]