Tennis

Victoria Azarenka rolled past Elise Mertens 6-1, 6-0 to set up a US Open semifinal clash against Serena Williams. (Image: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

US Open: Serena Williams, Azarenka Advance to Meet in Women’s Semifinal

Serena Williams came back from a set behind to beat Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday and advance to the US Open semifinals for the 13th time. Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 after falling behind by a break in the second set against the unseeded Pironkova. Williams Starts Slow, Comes on Strong […]

Naomi Osaka beat Shelby Rogers in straight sets to move into the US Open semifinals. (Image: AP)

US Open: Osaka Breezes into Semifinals, Shapovalov Eliminated in Five Sets

Naomi Osaka earned her first career win over Shelby Rogers on Tuesday, advancing to the US Open semifinals where she’ll take on another American opponent, Jennifer Brady. No. 4 seed Osaka defeated Rogers 6-3, 6-4 to cleanly make her way to the women’s final four. Osaka Gets ‘Revenge’ for Earlier […]

Serena Williams overcame Maria Sakkari in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals at the 2020 US Open. (Image: Getty)

Naomi Osaka Back in Action as US Open Quarterfinals Begin Tuesday

Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, and Daniil Medvedev all moved into the quarterfinals at the US Open on Monday as most – but not all – of the favorites continued to roll into the second week of the tournament. Women’s No. 2 seed Sofia Kenin proved to be a notable exception, […]

Novak Djokovic received a default in his fourth-round US Open match against Pablo Carreno Busta after accidentally striking a line judge with a ball he hit out of anger. (Image: AFP)

US Open: Novak Djokovic DQ Blows Men’s Draw Wide Open

Novak Djokovic’s run at the 2020 US Open came to a stunning end on Sunday after officials defaulted him from his fourth-round match for accidentally striking a line judge in the neck with a tennis ball. Djokovic hit the ball in anger after dropping a break to go down 6-5 […]

Sloane Stephens (left) and Serena Williams (right) will meet in the third round of the US Open, their first head-to-head clash since 2015. (Image: Julian Finney/Getty)

US Open: Seeded Players Begin to Collide in Third-Round Matches

The world’s top players are beginning to face recognizable competition at the US Open as the tournament moves into its third round on Friday and Saturday. Players like Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev will take on seeded opponents on Friday, while No. 3 seed Serena Williams is set […]

Coco Gauff dropped her opening match at the US Open on Monday, losing to Anastasija Sevastova in three sets. (Image: Getty)

US Open: Coco Gauff Loses Opener, Novak Djokovic Starts Strong

Coco Gauff won’t repeat her magical run in the 2019 US Open this year, as the teenage sensation lost her first-round match to Anastasija Sevastova on Monday. Sevastova defeated the 16-year-old Gauff 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in an empty Louis Armstrong Stadium on the opening day of the 2020 US Open. […]

Novak Djokovic (left) and Serena Williams (right) currently stand as the favorites to win the 2020 US Open. (Image: TPN/Getty)

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Emerge as US Open Favorites

When the US Open begins on Aug. 31, many top tennis stars won’t be participating. But both Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be in attendance, and each will have their eyes on capturing yet another Grand Slam title. Sportsbooks see both Djokovic and Williams as the favorites in their […]

Simona Halep became the latest player to withdraw from the US Open, announcing her decision on Monday. (Image: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

Oddsmakers Back Away from US Open as Top Stars Continue to Drop Out

With more top-ranked players dropping out of the tournament, bettors are finding limited options for wagering on the US Open at sportsbooks as oddsmakers scramble to reshuffle their futures markets. Women’s World No. 2 Simona Halep became the most recent notable competitor to drop out, announcing her decision on Monday. […]

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the 2020 US Open over concerns about traveling to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Getty)

Rafael Nadal Won’t Defend US Open Title Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Nineteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal announced that he won’t take part in the 2020 US Open due to his concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The 12-time French Open champion made his announcement on Twitter on Tuesday, saying that skipping the US Open is a decision he didn’t want to […]

Bianca Andreescu hits a return against Serena Williams in the final of the 2019 US Open. (Image: AFP)

Tennis Integrity Officials Increasingly Concerned About Match Fixing

Professional tennis tours will begin running tournaments again in August as players and organizers gear up for the US Open. But while fans look forward to seeing their favorite stars compete again, integrity officials worry that match-fixing could become a serious problem. The Tennis Integrity Unit expects an increased number […]

French Open organizers say that they may sell up to 60 percent of the seats at Roland Garros this year. (Image: Susan Mullane/USA Today Sports)

French Open Breaks from US Open, Will Allow Fans Inside Roland Garros

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced Thursday that the French Open would invite up to 60 percent of the normal capacity of fans when the tournament takes place beginning on Sept. 27. Organizers plan to implement different social distancing protocols on the main court and outer courts at Roland […]

Wimbledon benefited from pandemic insurance in 2020, but likely won’t be able to secure the same coverage next year. (Image: Getty)

Wimbledon, Major Sporting Events Can’t Secure Pandemic Insurance for 2021

Insurance companies could pay out more than $100 billion in claims related to COVID-19 event cancellations this year, a situation that has made those firms reluctant to offer pandemic insurance going forward. According to a Reuters report, insurers are either dropping communicable disease coverage entirely or are making it so […]

Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in Novak Djokovic's Adria Tennis Tour. (Image: AFP)

Adria Tennis Tour Cancels Final After Grigor Dimitrov Tests Positive for COVID-19

Multiple players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 following their participation in the Adria Tennis Tour exhibition event in Croatia last week, organized by Novak Djokovic. The tournament halted just before the final between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev, after participant Grigor Dimitrov reported that he tested positive for the […]

The USTA still plans to hold the US Open at the National Tennis Center beginning in late August, but many players are skeptical. (Image: Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News/Getty)

USTA Planning to Start US Open on Schedule Despite Player Concerns

The United States Tennis Association plans to hold the US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York this summer, though many top players are skeptical of the idea. ESPN reported Monday that both the ATP and WTA support the USTA plan, citing a source […]

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown pits 10 top men’s players against each other in a unique format designed to attract new, younger fans to the sport. (Image: UTS/Tennis.com)

Ultimate Tennis Showdown Features Four Top-10 Players, Unique Scoring System

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown begins Saturday at the Mouratoglou Academy in France, bringing together many of the world’s top tennis players for a competition that’s nothing like a typical tournament. Organized by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who also runs the academy, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown includes stars like Dominic […]