Adam Zagoria

Novak Djokovic wins US Open, ties Pete Sampras with 14th career Grand Slam title

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic smacked a forehand overhead into the open court on match point and when Juan Martin del Potro failed to return it, Djokovic fell on his back on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, his belly heaving up and down and joy spreading across his face. He soon embraced del Potro...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9:03 PM

Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in controversial US Open Final

NEW YORK -- Naomi Osaka made history on Saturday evening, becoming the first player born in Japan to win a Grand Slam title. The 20-year old was calm, cool and collected and played brilliantly in her first-ever Grand Slam final, beating 23-time major champion Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, on the...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12:08 PM

Serena Williams storms to 2018 US Open Final

NEW YORK -- A year ago at this time, Serena Williams was in the hospital dealing with life-threatening blood clots after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia.   Now she is one victory from claiming her seventh US Open title and her record-tying 24th Grand Slam championship.  ...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9:32 PM

Serena Williams backs Colin Kaepernick during US Open pursuit

NEW YORK — As Serena Williams strives for her first US Open title since 2014, she is offering support for her fellow Nike stablemate Colin Kaepernick.   Kaepernick took his niece to see Williams play on Aug. 31 in Arthur Ashe Stadium and Serena then visited with them after the match...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:55 PM

Defending US Open champ Sloane Stephens beaten in quarters

NEW YORK -- Sloane Stephens won't be defending her US Open title.   Battling a sinus infection and stiflingly humid conditions, the No. 3 seed was stunned in the quarterfinals Tuesday by No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, 6-2, 6-3, in Arthur Ashe Stadium. A year ago, Stephens beat...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 2:17 PM

Heat, Millman knocks Roger Federer out of US Open

NEW YORK — So much for that Federer-Djokovic US Open quarterfinal on Wednesday night.   And forget about a potential Federer-Nadal final on Sunday, too.   Roger Federer, the No. 2 seed, and five-time US Open champ, was bounced out of the tournament at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday by...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:59 AM

John Isner last American man standing at US Open

NEW YORK -- There is plenty of good news for John Isner these days.   His wife, Maddy, is due with their first child, a girl, on Sept. 22   Luckily for Isner, that is about two weeks after the US Open men's final, for which he still remains alive.   "I...

Monday, September 3, 2018, 9:32 AM

Serena Williams advances to 2018 US Open quarters

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams stepped onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium court wearing a lavendar tutu and matching high-top sneakers on Sunday afternoon. She then gave the crowd three sets to enjoy her dress — and her stellar play. Williams, the six-time US champion and No. 17 seed, beat Kaia...

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6:11 PM

Louis Armstrong Stadium makes big debut at US Open

NEW YORK — It was so noisy and raucous inside the new Louis Armstrong Stadium on Tuesday night that Patty Schnyder's daughter was awakened from the nap she was enjoying in the aisle while her mother played against Maria Sharapova. Patty Schnyder's adorable daughter enjoying her...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11:04 AM

Venus, Serena Williams on collision course at 2018 US Open

NEW YORK -- Nearly two decades ago, the US Open moved the women's final to prime time on Saturday night to showcase rising stars Venus and Serena Williams, beaded hair and all.   In their first meeting at the Open in that 2001 final, Venus beat her little sister in straight sets for...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 10:38 AM

US Open top seed Simona Halep loses in first round

NEW YORK — Simona Halep made history in the first match ever on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium at the US Open.   And not in a good way.   With the tournament barely two hours old, the world No. 1 and top seed at the Open was sent packing by the powerful Estonian Kaia Kanepi, 6-...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 1:15 PM

Tennis 'Big Three' poised to make more history at 2018 US Open

NEW YORK — For all the talk of the "Big Four" in men's tennis, it is really the "Big Three" who maintain a stranglehold on the sport. During a Golden Age for men's tennis, Roger Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (17) and Novak Djokovic (13) have combined to win 50 Grand...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:59 AM

2018 US Open tennis favorites, contenders

The 2018 US Open tennis tournament begins Monday in Queens with a full slate of action. Here's a look at the favorites and contenders.   Men's singles Favorites Rafael Nadal (No. 1 seed) The defending US Open champ is ranked No. 1 in the world after compiling a 40-3 record in 2018...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9:57 AM

5 questions after 2017 US Open

Rafael Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam championship on Sunday at the US Open.   On Saturday, Sloane Stephens captured the first major title of her career at the Open.   Nadal was expected by many to win his third US Open and the fact that he did -- beating South Africa's Kevin...

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 8:34 PM

Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open

It appears the Tennis Gods don't want to see Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer play in New York. Ever.   Juan Martin del Potro made sure the tennis world won't see that match this year when he beat Federer, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in 2 hours, 52 minutes in a dramatic quarterfinal...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:43 AM

Venus Williams leads Americans into US Open semis

Most of Venus Williams' American rivals from the early 2000s have long since retired from tennis. The last time three or more American women reached the semifinals of the US Open, the group included Venus and Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport. Jennifer Capriati and Monica Seles also...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:43 PM

Gentle giant Juan Martin del Potro hoping to spoil Federer-Nadal semifinal

Given the huge roars from the crowd coming out of the Grandstand court on Tuesday evening at the US Open, you would think Juan Martin del Potro was playing tennis in his native Tandil, Argentina and not in Flushing Meadows, Queens. The 6-foot-6 Argentine has always been a crowd favorite in New...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 2:32 PM

Sam Querrey looking to make history at 2017 US Open

Before last year Sam Querrey had been a professional tennis player for a decade without ever breaking through to a Grand Slam quarterfinal.   Now Querrey, 29, is into his third career major quarterfinal at the US Open and is two wins from playing in Sunday's final.   "It'...

Monday, September 4, 2017, 10:16 AM

Americans still in good shape at US Open without Serena Williams

Serena Williams was busy having a baby girl on Friday and isn't competing in this year's US Open, but that hasn't stopped the other American women from doing well in her absence.   Five American women reached the Round of 16, with two of them already safely into the quarterfinals...

Monday, September 4, 2017, 1:40 AM

Rafael Nadal is yin to Roger Federer's yang at US Open

Rafael Nadal is the yin to Roger Federer's yang — and not just on the tennis court where their styles could not be more disparate. Nadal's off-court comments at this US Open have been diametrically opposed to those of Federer on several topics, revealing the Spaniard's...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 1:32 PM