Billie Jean King: On Serena, Federer, Pokemon Go at US Open
None NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King’s plaque is a ”Pokemon Go” stop at the U.S. Open. The picture of King, with her accomplishments listed in bronze, greets visitors in the walkway to the USTA facility in Queens that bears her name. She tweeted: ”Have fun kids … and... Read more
Un-retired Anastasija Sevastova beats Johanna Konta to reach U.S. Open quarterfinals
Anastasija Sevastova broke Johanna Konta seven times in 11 service games. (Anita Aguilar/TENNIS.com) NEW YORK (AP) Latvian tennis player Anastasija Sevastova wore a Yankees cap to her news conference after she reached her first major quarterfinal. She bought it in Europe, not because she’s a baseball fan, but simply because... Read more
Grigor Dimitrov is winning again, but now he faces toughest test in Andy Murray
Grigor Dimitrov has yet to face a seeded player here, and now meets an opponent who has won 36 of his last 38 matches. (AP) NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray was the defending champion in 2014 when his 23-year-old opponent swept him out of Wimbledon. Grigor Dimitrov stormed into... Read more
Stan Wawrinka won the match, but Daniel Evans put on a clinic in attacking tennis
Daniel Evans and Stan Wawrinka brought the crowd to its feet in the best match of the tournament so far. Read more
Aging gracefully, Venus Williams might be playing the smartest tennis of her career
Venus Williams defeated Laura Siegemund in straight sets to advance to the fourth round. (AP)   NEW YORK—How, at 36, is Venus Williams playing some of the best tennis of her life? Because she’s still able to cover the court, and hit to all parts of it, like players 15... Read more
NEW YORK (AP) Nick Monroe went tumbling over the wall and suddenly realized it was a long way down, the world moving in slow motion as he fell head first toward the concrete floor. The American doubles player was crumpled on the ground for more than five minutes during... Read more
Into the fourth round of the U.S. Open, Grigor Dimitrov is enjoying tennis again
Grigor Dimitrov will play world No. 2 Andy Murray for a spot in the quarterfinals. (AP) NEW YORK—Grigor Dimitrov is winning again and, into the second week of a major for the first time this season, he says he’s enjoying the game again, too.  Having gone 2-7 between Istanbul and... Read more
Karolina Pliskova shakes off Grand Slam nerves to reach second week of major for first time
Karolina Pliskova will play Venus Williams for a spot in the quarterfinals. (AP) NEW YORK—Karolina Plisova, who has reached the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time, says she has not been experiencing her usual nerves. The 24-year-old Czech had never previously been further than the third round of... Read more
Un-retired Anastasija Sevastova beats Johanna Konta to reach U.S. Open quarterfinals
Anastasija Sevastova's previous best showing at a major was a round of 16 appearance at the 2011 Australian Open. (Anita Aguilar/TENNIS.com) NEW YORK (AP) Latvian tennis player Anastasija Sevastova wore a Yankees cap to her news conference after she reached her first major quarterfinal. She bought it in Europe, not... Read more
After record-breaking win, Serena reminds us that gender shouldn’t be confused with greatness
Serena Williams passed Martina Navratilova with her 307th victory at a Grand Slam. (Anita Aguilar/TENNIS.com)  NEW YORK—She refused to crack a smile, just like she did during her obligatory pre-match interview and throughout her 59-minute display of excellence inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. When it was over, and applause cascaded down... Read more