Nadal, Williams start off New Year with victory

Rafael Nadal’s desire to add to his 14 grand slams in 2017 received an early boost as the 30-year-old dismissed Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets at the Brisbane International. The Spaniard and world number nine has been without a major prize since he won the French Open in 2014. In what happened to be his…

Wawrinka Stuns Djokovic To clinch US Open

Stan Wawrinka (R) of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia pose with their trophies after their Men’s Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(AFP) Stan…

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open title

Stan Wawrinka poses with his trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic at the 2016 US Open final on September 11, 2016 Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, on Sunday triumphed…

US Open: Kerber relishes trophy, world No. 1 title

ANGELIQUE Kerber climaxed a dream season at the US Open early Sunday morning, performing as the champion she has become through hard work, patience and a love of the game. Kerber wiped tears of joy before accepting a winner’s check for US$3.5 million and a gleaming silver trophy after rallying to beat Karolina Pliskova in…

Wawrinka battles Djokovic in US Open final

When Stan Wawrinka won his first major title at the 2014 Australian Open against an injury hampered Rafael Nadal to become the oldest first-time grand slam champion in 13 years, it might have been written off as a fluke. When he backed it up at last year’s French Open, the veteran baseliner’s place among the…

Djokovic, Wawrinka through to US Open final

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over Andy Murray to win first French Open 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…

US Open: Djokovic, Monfils renew rivalry

Novak Djokovic boasts a dozen wins in as many matches against Gael Monfils, but the world number one remains wary of the exuberant Frenchman heading into their US Open semi-final showdown on Friday. “He seems more focused at this time of his career,” Djokovic said. “Especially the hard court (season) this year, maybe he’s playing…

US Open: Serena Williams advances to quarter-final, Venus crashes out

World number one tennis player, Serena Williams, has advanced to the U.S. Open quarter-finals after she strolled past Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 6-3 to hit a record 308th grand slam match win in Arthur Ashe Stadium court yesterday. Serena accomplished the feat in just 68 minutes to overwhelm the 52nd-ranked Shvedova and topples Roger Federer…

Williams’ sister on course for semifinal clash

Serena and Venus have been pictured preparing for their respective US Open fourth round matches side by side at Flushing Meadows. The picture, which was uploaded to Instagram by Venus, shows the sisters hitting their trademark forehand shots on the practice courts in New York. The pair, if all goes to plan, could face each…

US Open: Serena into round of 16 with record win

Serena Williams’ quest to break the record for the most ever women’s major titles, held jointly with Steffi Graf, is still on course. On Saturday, the American demolished Sweden’s Johanna Larsson in straight sets. Serena Williams’ day at the office at the US Open on Saturday was over after less than an hour. Opponent Johanna…

Nadal glides into third round

Rafael Nadal glided into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday as smoothly as the new roof over Arthur Ashe stadium slid shut for the first time during a match. Two-time champion Nadal, seeded fourth, defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 to book a meeting with Russian Andrey Kuznetsov for a place…

Serena continues quest for historic 23rd slam title

Serena Williams will try to take another step towards a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the US Open on Friday. World number one Williams faces fellow American Vania King in second round action and a victory would put her five match wins away from breaking the professional era record for grand slam titles that…