Wozniacki drops two games to Sevastova in one of most lopsided Slam quarters in recent memory
Caroline Wozniacki reached her fifth career U.S. Open semifinal, and will play Angelique Kerber next. (AP) NEW YORK—Painful to watch. That’s the only way to describe Caroline Wozniacki’s 6-0, 6-2 annihilation of Anastasija Sevastova at the U.S. Open, one of the most lopsided Grand Slam quarterfinal matches in recent memory.                           ... Read more
Change and fame don’t faze Sania Mirza, India’s tennis star and doubles extraordinaire
After ending a successful partnership with Martina Hingis, Mirza hasn’t skipped a beat, winning titles in Cincinnati and New Haven with new doubles partners. (AP) NEW YORK—Last month, when news broke of Sania Mirza’s and Martina Hingis’ abrupt split, it shocked even them.  Dubbed “Santina,” the pair had enjoyed... Read more
Four to See, U.S. Open Quarters: Pliskova vs. Konjuh; Murray vs. Nishikori; Serena vs. Halep; Wawrinka vs. Del Potro
Serena Williams has won seven of her eight career matches against Simona Halep. (AP) Before each day’s play at the U.S. Open, Steve Tignor will preview and predict must-see matches to keep an eye on.  Karolina Pliskova vs. Ana Konjuh Head to head: First meeting  Kon-juh dig it? The 18-year-old... Read more
Banged-up Ana Ivanovic announces she won’t play again in 2016
Ana Ivanovic ended her season with five consecutive losses. (AP) Ana Ivanovic will not play again this season, saying she needs to take time off to deal with injuries.  A difficult decision that I had to take. pic.twitter.com/XMUtOORCIG — Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) September 6, 2016 Ivanovic had been experiencing... Read more
Roberta Vinci goes down meekly as Angelique Kerber advances to third Slam semifinal of season
Angelique Kerber won, 7-5, 6-0, and committed just three unforced errors in a masterful second set. (Anita Aguilar/TENNIS.com) NEW YORK—The U.S. Open quarterfinal match between Angelique Kerber and Roberta Vinci told two very different tales, and it ended in a total washout, with Kerber winning, 7-5, 6-0. “I think it’s... Read more
Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro seek to book spots in U.S. Open semis
  None NEW YORK (AP) The last spots in the U.S. Open semifinals will be decided Wednesday, with Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro seeking to keep their dominant runs going. The top-seeded Williams, who hasn’t lost a set or had her serve broken in the... Read more
Petra Kvitova fires coach Frantisek Cermak
  PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is without a coach for the second time this year after firing former doubles specialist Frantisek Cermak to end a partnership that began in April. Kvitova announced her decision in a statement to local media after she returned from the U.S.... Read more
Ball men? At US Open, chasing down balls has no age limit
None NEW YORK (AP) When 55-year-old banking executive Vijay Parimoo told his friends he would be a rookie ball boy at this year’s U.S. Open, he expected, and got, a little teasing. ”They were like, `Isn’t there an age limit? Shouldn’t there be?”’ he said. But the U.S. Open... Read more
What to Watch at US Open: Williams-Halep, Konjuh-Pliskova
None NEW YORK (AP) After Serena Williams won her third-round match at the U.S. Open, she was asked how happy she was with her performance to that stage. Her answer: ”Obviously I don’t feel like I’m `Serena’ out there yet, but hopefully she’ll come around the second week.” After... Read more
‘Healthy’ Roger Federer keeping tabs on U.S. Open results from Swiss mountains
“I would love to play on Arthur Ashe," Roger Federer said. "I would love to hear the roars of the crowd." (AP) Roger Federer, sidelined from the tour while rehabbing a knee injury, says he is keeping up with the U.S. Open. Federer spoke to the ATP tour website from the mountains in... Read more