• Wawrinka defeats Djokovic to win 2016 US Open

    Wawrinka defeats Djokovic to win 2016 US Open

    Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night, beat Novak Djokovic to win the US Open final.

    The No 3 seed won the third Grand Slam of his career, with a 6-7 6-4 7-5 6-3 win at Flushing Meadows.

    Wawrinka’s victory was down to his stamina and sheer strength as Djokovic became tired in the gruelling final.

    The world No 1 has now lost to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon and was reduced to tears by Juan Martin Del Potro at the Olympics.

    He has now lost the […]

  • Djokovic, Wawrinka through to US Open final

    Djokovic, Wawrinka through to US Open final

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on third seed Stan Wawrinka in the US Open final on Sunday after both men won semi-finals in punishing conditions.

    Djokovic beat 10th seed Gael Monfils 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 on Friday night in New York, with the Frenchman adopting unusual tactics to try and counter the world number one.

    Stifling humidity was still a factor as Wawrinka beat Japan’s sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2 hours later.

    “It’s really humid, really hot. I knew […]

  • Serena crashes out of US Open, loses No. 1 ranking

    Serena crashes out of US Open, loses No. 1 ranking

    Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open on Thursday, her semi-final defeat to Karolina Pliskova costing her a shot at a 23rd Grand Slam title and a record 187th straight week at number one.

    Pliskova, the 10th-seeded Czech playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final, triumphed 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) and will face either Caroline Wozniacki or Angelique Kerber, the German who beat Williams in the Wimbledon final and who will supplant the American atop the summit when the new world […]

  • Serena Williams battles past Simona Halep to reach the 33rd Grand Slam semi-final of her career

    Serena Williams battles past Simona Halep to reach the 33rd Grand Slam semi-final of her career

    Serena Williams came through her toughest test yet at this year’s US Open as she beat Simona Halep in three sets to reach her 33rd Grand Slam semi-final.

    Williams dropped her first set of the tournament but still proved too strong for fifth seed Halep with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win in two hours and 14 minutes.

    Williams said: ‘I didn’t have to be too amped up [to play Halep] because it’s the quarter-finals and it’s a tough player. I just knew […]

  • Andy Murray crashes out of US Open after losing his composure in five-set roller coaster defeat by Kei Nishikori

    Andy Murray crashes out of US Open after losing his composure in five-set roller coaster defeat by Kei Nishikori

    Fatigued and frustrated, bamboozled by drop shots and distracted by a malfunctioning speaker, Andy Murray again ended his US Open campaign prematurely.

    Struggling to maintain his composure when faced with a tactical masterclass from Kei Nishikori, Murray was upset 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 by the No 6 seed in a four-hour epic.

    Nishikori squeezed out a reflex volley to break for 6-5 in the decider, and served it out to make this the first Grand Slam of 2016 that will not […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches US Open semi-finals as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga becomes his latest opponent to withdraw injured in New York

    Novak Djokovic reaches US Open semi-finals as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga becomes his latest opponent to withdraw injured in New York

    Novak Djokovic will surely never have an easier route into the semi-finals of a Grand Slam as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the third of the world No 1’s US Open opponents to withdraw through injury.

    World No 1 Djokovic was leading Tsonga 6-3, 6-2 on Arthur Ashe Stadium when the Frenchman was forced to retire from the quarter-final match due to a left knee injury.

    Djokovic now progresses to his tenth straight US Open semi-final to face another Frenchman in Gael Monfils on […]

  • Andy Murray blitzes Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to set up US Open quarter-final against Kei Nishikori

    Andy Murray blitzes Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to set up US Open quarter-final against Kei Nishikori

    Andy Murray produced a stunning masterclass to ease his way into the last eight of the US Open in imperious fashion when he destroyed Grigor Dimitrov.

    Having laboured his through his third round on Saturday, everything was in perfect alignment in the Murray game as he went through 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just over two hours. He now faces No 6 seed Kei Nishikori, who toppled Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic in straight sets.

    It was as if the 29-year-old Scot had seen […]

  • Rafael Nadal crashes out of US Open after being beaten in five sets by Frenchman Lucas Pouille

    Rafael Nadal crashes out of US Open after being beaten in five sets by Frenchman Lucas Pouille

    Rafael Nadal suffered an upset in the last-16 of the US Open as Frenchman Lucas Pouille inflicted yet more Grand Slam woe on the Spaniard in a five-set thriller.

    Nadal has not won a major title since winning his fourteenth at Roland Garros in 2014 and the wait goes on after he was beaten 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) by No 24 seed Pouille in four hours and two minutes.

    It sets up an all-French clash between Pouille and Gael Monfils, […]

  • Serena Williams beats Johanna Larsson in straight sets to progress to last-16 of US Open women’s singles

    Serena Williams beats Johanna Larsson in straight sets to progress to last-16 of US Open women’s singles

    Serena Williams continues to rewrite the history books as the 34-year-old claimed a record 307th Grand Slam women’s singles win to reach the last-16 of the US Open.

    The top seed surpassed Martina Navratilova’s record total with ease in the end, beating world No 47 Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-1 in exactly one hour on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    Williams – who is bidding for a seventh US Open title and Grand Slam No 23 – now has an opportunity to break Roger Federer’s […]

  • Rafael Nadal demonstrates more signs of recovery as he beats Andrey Kuznetsov to reach US Open last 16

    Rafael Nadal demonstrates more signs of recovery as he beats Andrey Kuznetsov to reach US Open last 16

    Rafael Nadal continues to show signs that he has overcome the wrist injury that dogged the early part of his summer as the Spaniard eased through to the fourth round of the US Open.

    Nadal has been mightily impressive here so far at Flushing Meadows, dropping just 20 games in three matches.

    His 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov on Friday night books him a place in the last-16 of a Grand Slam for the first time since Roland Garros […]

  • Beyonce flashes cleavage in corset-style top as she watches the US Open with Jay Z (photos)

    Beyonce flashes cleavage in corset-style top as she watches the US Open with Jay Z (photos)

    Singer, Beyoncé flashed her cleavage as she attended the 2016 US Open in New York City on Thursday with her rapper husband Jay Z.

     

    Singer, Beyoncé flashed her cleavage as she attended the 2016 US Open in New York City on Thursday with her rapper husband Jay