Pegula, Gauff 1st 2 US women in Top 4 since Serena, Venus
Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the first pair of U.S. women both in the top four spots of the WTA rankings since sisters Serena and Venus Williams were up there a dozen years ago. Gauff, who lost in the quarterfinals at that tournament, moved up from No. 7 to No. 4. The last time two Americans were that high in the women’s tennis rankings was the week of Oct. 18, 2010, when Serena Williams was No. 2 and Venus Williams was No. 4.news.yahoo.com
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generations
Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big Three of men’s tennis accumulated so many Grand Slam titles that it seems unlikely anyone will reach the standards they set.
Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, Swiatek
The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: All within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger Federer announces he’ll be retiring at 41, Iga Swiatek wins her third Grand Slam title at 21, and Carlos Alcaraz gets his first at 19.
US Open raises $2 million for Ukraine | US Open updates
The U.S. Tennis Association said the fundraising started with the “ Tennis Plays for Peace ” exhibition the week before the tournament, featuring players such as women's champion Iga Swiatek and Rafael Nadal, and continued with donations from corporate partners, fans and private donors. The funds were donated to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which supports humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. Carlos Alcaraz won the first set 6-4, with Casper Ruud earning a nice hand from his opponent and the crowd in the U.S. Open final.news.yahoo.com
Alcaraz tops Sinner at 2:50 a.m.; latest US Open finish ever
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, two of the brightest young stars of men’s tennis, traded shots of the highest quality and countless momentum swings across five sterling sets for 5 hours, 15 minutes until Alcaraz finally won the last point at 2:50 a.m. on Thursday, the latest finish in U.S. Open history. It was “only” a quarterfinal, no trophy at stake, yet was as taut a thriller as this year's tournament has produced or, likely, will, a tour de force of big cuts on the full sprint and plenty of guts, concluding as a 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-7 (0), 7-5, 6-3 victory for the No. 3-seeded Alcaraz, a 19-year-old from Spain. “Honestly,” said Alcaraz, who saved a match point in the fourth set, “I still don't know how I did it.”news.yahoo.com
Serena's gone, Open must go on: Kvitova, Pegula set rematch
Much like for so many other folks, Serena Williams’ last match at the U.S. Open was must-see TV for players still in the tournament, so Jessica Pegula and Petra Kvitova tuned in from their hotel rooms the night before their victories led off Saturday’s schedule and set up a fourth-round showdown.
Rafa vs. Uncle Toni: Nadal to meet Auger-Aliassime in Paris
Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought aboard the man known to many simply as Uncle Toni for some extra assistance last year. Once Toni and Rafael ended their professional partnership, and once Auger-Aliassime hired Toni to work in tandem with full-time coach Frederic Fontang, they all figured that somewhere, sometime, their paths would cross.news.yahoo.com
Impressive Alcaraz wins in Madrid for 4th title of the year
Carlos Alcaraz capped another impressive week with a straight-set victory over Alexander Zverev on Sunday to win the Madrid Open and become the second-youngest player to win two Masters 1000 titles. After victories over his idol Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, the Spanish teenage sensation comfortably defeated No. 3 Zverev 6-3, 6-1. Zverev was trying to win his second consecutive Madrid title, and third overall.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: U.N. Secretary-General to meet with Putin to push for a Ukraine ceasefire
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss steps to bring about peace in Ukraine. Also, newly revealed text messages show how far some Trump allies were willing to go, to keep him in office. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: French Open champ Krejcikova tops Muguruza in NY
Garbiñe Muguruza does not like the way her loss to Barbora Krejcikova at the U.S. Open ended. Krejcikova took a medical timeout at 6-5 in the second set, then took her time between points in the ensuing tiebreaker of her 6-3, 7-6 (4) win in the fourth round. After the last point, Muguruza told Krejcikova she was “so unprofessional.”news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Tiafoe beats No. 5-seed Rublev in late Open
American tennis player Frances Tiafoe had a small, late-night crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium going wild on every point in an upset win that pushed the record for the latest finish in tournament history. Tiafoe outlasted fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-1 and reached the fourth round for the second straight year. There were three U.S. Open finishes at 2:26 a.m., in 1993, 2012 and 2014.news.yahoo.com