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Best Things to Do in New York City in September

Harvest festivals and carnivals, the biggest burlesque festival of the year, a DIY boat race and more of the best things to do in New York City in September. The best things to do in New York City in September Be one of the animals at Electric Zoo The last outdoor music festival of the season...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:34pm

Serena Williams cartoon sparks outrage over ‘racist’ depiction

Australian cartoonist Mark Knight has come under fire for his Serena Williams cartoon. Following the tennis star’s performance at the U.S. Open on Saturday after being penalized and ultimately losing to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, Williams’ match made major headlines for her outbursts....

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:21pm

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 - 9:03pm

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 - 12:08pm

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 - 9:32pm

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 - 12:55pm

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 - 2:17pm

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 - 10:59am

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 - 9:37am

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...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 9:13am

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 - 11:04am

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 - 10:38am

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 - 1:16pm

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 - 11:59am

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 - 9:57am

All the ways to watch the 2018 Tennis US Open

The 2018 US Open Tennis Championships is finally here. This year’s final Grand Slam will feature tennis greats in the great Big Apple starting Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9. Tickets are still available, but rest assured that you can secure full access to every US Open live...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:10am

The tennis fan's guide to what's new at the US Open 2018

Queens is the place to be at the end of each August and September when the largest tennis tournament in the country returns to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The US Open 2018 brings over 250 of the tennis world’s biggest stars to New York from Aug. 27 through Sept. 9. On...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:19am

Your guide to the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships

Wimbledon came and went. But now, fans and athletes alike are gearing up for another Grand Slam — and this time, it’s on American turf. That’s right: the 2018 US Open begins this August. Worried about how you’ll get tickets? We’ve got you covered. Unsure when it even...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:04am

The US Open 2018 fun begins off the court with Fan Week

It’s always an exciting two weeks when the US Open returns to Queens at the end of each August, but that’s not when the action starts. From Aug. 21-26, kick off the US Open 2018 fun with special events, celebrity matches, tennis clinics for adults and kids, all for free during US...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:24pm

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 - 8:34pm