3:47 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — The last two women’s champions were already out of the U.S. Open and now one of last year’s semifinalists is gone. Top players are falling fast in Flushing Meadows, and Serena Williams can topple another Wednesday night. Hours before Williams was set to face No. 2
7:00 AM ET CATY McNALLY FALLS to the ground, her palms covering her face as tears pour out of her eyes. Her chest heaves as she gingerly stands back up, and looks at her brother, John, who once was part of a sparse crowd but is now surrounded by cheering fans. He is crying, too.
9:35 PM ET NEW YORK — Emma Raducanu’s US Open defence came to an end in the first round as she lost to Alize Cornet in straight sets on Tuesday. Raducanu stunned the sporting world last year when she went from qualifier to winner of the women’s singles in an incredible fortnight in New York.
12:48 AM ET Associated Press Sam Querrey will always remember his big victories over Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. He has not had time to process what he’ll miss most about being a professional tennis player. Heading into retirement has become a theme at the US Open, and Querrey, a 34-year-old Californian, played
10:57 PM ET NEW YORK — When Emma Raducanu arrived in New York last year she could move around in blissful anonymity. She managed to lock herself away from the growing buzz around her by watching Formula One, listening to jazz and eating poke bowls in her hotel room during the tournament. Every night she’d
4:58 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Carlos Alcaraz moved into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday when his opponent was forced to stop because of injury in the third set. Alcaraz, the No. 3 seed, led Sebastian Baez 7-5, 7-5, 2-0 when the Argentine player motioned that he couldn’t
5:32 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Venus Williams has been eliminated in the first round of her return to the US Open. Williams lost 6-1, 7-6 (5) to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Tuesday afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where younger sister Serena won a night earlier. Venus, who turned 42
1:18 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Serena Williams will be back under the US Open lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday. Williams will play the leadoff match of the night session in the main stadium, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday. She will face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.
10:57 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Two top-10 seeds on the men’s side were stunned with early exits Monday in the first day of the US Open. Colombian qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan shocked fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in an epic first-round showdown, winning the affair on the ninth match
8:37 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com NEW YORK — Serena Williams‘ expected retirement will have to wait at least another two days. The 23-time major champion won her first-round match, 6-3, 6-3, over Danka Kovinic at the US Open on Monday night. Since Williams, 40, announced her impending plans to “evolve” from tennis in a first-person
4:31 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Ukrainian Daria Snigur’s first career win on the WTA Tour was a big one. American Coco Gauff’s first career win at Arthur Ashe Stadium was an easy one. The 20-year-old Snigur stunned No. 7 seed Simona Halep 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round of the
2:01 PM ET Andy Murray claimed a comfortable straight-sets victory over Francisco Cerundolo in the opening round of the 2022 US Open on Monday. Murray, who has suffered badly with cramping during the hard-court season, earned a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 win over 24th seed Cerundolo to advance to the second round, where he will meet
3:01 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Daniil Medvedev had an easy start to his US Open title defense, beating Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 on Monday. On the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court where that night Serena Williams was set to begin what could be the final tournament of her career, the top-seeded
5:08 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — In one breath, Nick Kyrgios talks about heading into the U.S. Open with as much self-belief and good play as ever, coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon and some strong results on hard courts in recent weeks. In the next, ever an enigma, the 23rd-seeded
2:12 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Serena and Venus Williams were drawn to face the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova in the first round of doubles at the US Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the doubles brackets Sunday, a day before the tournament begins. Serena has said she is
7:00 AM ET NEW YORK — On the grounds at Wimbledon years ago, tennis was once described to me as “boxing without the punches.” The game may be more associated with the upper class and its country clubs, strawberries and cream and tea socials, but the analogy is nevertheless true: With the exception of boxing,
10:37 PM ET Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Adrian Mannarino beat Laslo Djere 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Saturday to become the first Frenchman to win the Winston-Salem Open. After beating four straight seeded players to reach the finals, the 34-year-old Mannarino downed the unseeded Djere to become the oldest player to win the tournament, which
9:00 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Liudmila Samsonova of Russia won her second straight WTA Tour title, beating seventh-seeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match at Tennis in the Land on Saturday. Samsonova, ranked No. 45 in the world, did not lose a set in five matches at the US
7:01 AM ET Who will take the title in the wide-open women’s field? Can Rafael Nadal find a way to win despite injury? Or will Daniil Medvedev defend his crown? And could Serena Williams defy the odds in her final Grand Slam? Our experts attempt to answer these questions and make their own predictions as
5:37 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com NEW YORK — Pictures and mentions of Tracy Austin are everywhere at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. As the youngest US Open singles champion in history — and a two-time winner at the major — Austin has a storied place in tournament lore. 2 Related Forty years since