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US Open Tennis

Serena Williams' Missed Shot At Tennis History Broke Her Heart

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.01.2015 | Sports

When Serena Williams' incredible historic run came to an end against Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals, we all stood up and applaud...

Sport and Society for Arete -- U.S. Open

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Nearly every year the U.S. Open Tennis Championships seem to offer some remarkable match, a stunning upset, or tennis at an extremely high level. This year it showcased all three. Another peculiarity is that some of the wildest and best tennis arrives between midnight and 1:30 a.m.

U.S. Open Final: Djokovic Beats Federer In First Set

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.13.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a bloody tumble to win the opening set of the best-of-five U.S. Open men's fin...

Congratulations To Serena Williams On An Absolutely Historic Run

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.11.2015 | Sports

Over this past year, Serena Williams has given us everything. She's been a four-time Grand Slam winner and a consummate champion, but more importantl...

32 Powerful Photos From The Roberta Vinci-Serena Williams Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.11.2015 | Sports

The greatest tennis player in the world is out of the U.S. Open. Serena Williams' title defense ended on Friday afternoon at the hands of an unseeded ...

Billie Jean King Thinks Serena Williams Is The Best Tennis Player Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

Real recognize real.  Billie Jean King demonstrated the tennis version of "it takes one to know one" on Wednesday while speaking to Huf...

Serena Williams Beats Venus In US Open Quarterfinals

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3...

Andy Roddick On The Ugly Truth Behind How We Treat Serena Williams

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

Retired American tennis player Andy Roddick won't be playing at the U.S. Open this year (despite the best wishes of some fans), but he is watching th...

Top Seven Highest-Paid Female Tennis Stars

MoneyTips | Posted 09.01.2015 | Sports

The Forbes list of the world's highest-paid female athletes was recently released, and to nobody's surprise, tennis players claimed most of the spots. Let's take a look at the top seven female tennis players in terms of earnings.

Boss Lady Serena Williams Has Zero Time For Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women

After years of dominating the tennis scene, Serena Williams' busy schedule leaves her little time to deal with the haters.  In an interview with ...

The Long Journey to the U.S. Open

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

There are more than 3,000 professionally ranked players in the world and many more competing for their first point. Less than 10 percent of players competing in professional tournaments make it to the U.S. Open.

Top Seven Highest-Paid Male Tennis Stars

MoneyTips | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

When most people think of the highest-paid male athletes, tennis players are often overlooked. However, the combined endorsements and prize money are well into the millions of dollars per year for the highest-profile male tennis players.

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out Of U.S. Open For Second Time In Three Years

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.30.2015 | Sports

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingerin...

Maria Sharapova Encourages Female Athletes To Continue To Push For Equality

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

Maria Sharapova is ready to get back on the court. The tennis star missed both the Rogers Cup and the Western & Southern Open -- t...

U.S. Open Women's Final Sells Out Before Men's Final For First Time

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.30.2015 | Sports

Tickets for the U.S. Open women's singles final have sold out before the men's singles final, according to ESPN.  The USTA believes this is the ...

Serena Williams Sings 'Under The Sea,' Slays Karaoke Set

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports

What else is there to do as you prepare for a possible historic Grand Slam? Sing karaoke, of course.  Serena Williams took to the stage on Wedne...

How Great Is Serena Williams?

Byron Williams | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
Byron Williams

She has been unquestionably the most dominant player in her era, arguably of any era, but she has been largely without a rival.

The Possible End Of Tennis' Big Four

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Since 2004, 44 Grand Slam titles have been played on the men's professional tennis circuit. Of those, 39 were won by a group of four men — Roger Fed...

US Open Doubles Champs Bob And Mike Bryan On Their 'Freaky Twin' Telepathy

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports

As twins, Bob and Mike Bryan — one of the most successful doubles teams in tennis history — share a unique bond. On the court, it works out well: ...

Cilic Tops Nishikori In Unlikely U.S. Open Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust. Unable to compete, he watche...

Federer Stunned In Another U.S. Open Upset

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic w...

Japan's Kei Nishikori Stuns No. 1 Novak Djokovic In Historic U.S. Open Upset

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kei Nishikori could tell from all the messages on his phone that the fans back home in Japan were watching in the middle of the night...

10 Things to Watch From the U.S. Open

Jonathan Hall | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Hall

The U.S. Open is the largest annually-attended sporting event, with 700,000 people attending, and millions watching worldwide: a great brand-building opportunity. What are the 10 key things to watch from this year's event?

It's Love All: Glamour and Sweat at the U.S. Open

David Crossland | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
David Crossland

For two weeks every year, the glamour quotient spikes in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center becomes the Magic Kin...

Federer Pulls Off Epic Comeback Win

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — This is what ran through Roger Federer's mind as he stood one point from losing to Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarterfinals: ...