US Tennis Apologizes For Nazi-Era Anthem At Fed Cup MatchThe United States Tennis Association has apologized after an outdated version of the German national anthem that later became associated with the Nazi regime was performed before a Fed Cup match in Hawaii.
Serena To Miss WTA Finals With Injured ShoulderSerena Williams will miss the season-ending WTA Finals for the second year in a row, citing a right shoulder injury. Williams said that she is "really bummed" to skip the event, but that her doctor "insists that I stay home and heal."
Sharapova's Doping Ban Cut From 2 Years To 15 Months The highest court in sports has cut Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban to 15 months.
Wawrinka Stuns Djokovic To Win U.S. Open ChampionshipStan Wawrinka took down top-ranked player and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final on Sunday night, and is now just a Wimbledon win away from a career Grand Slam.
Another Free Pass For Djokovic As Tsonga Quits U.S. OpenNormally, it takes wins in five full matches to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. But Novak Djokovic has made it that far at the U.S. Open by playing only two matches, because three of his opponents pulled out of the tournament with injuries.
No Age Limit For Chasing Balls At U.S. OpenThe U.S. Open has never put an upper limit on the age of its ball chasers. Of the 275 ball people this year, about 75 are 18 or older, and more than 20 of those are over 30 years old.
Serena Passes Federer For Most Grand Slam Match WinsSerena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in the Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her 308th win on Monday. "Hopefully we'll both keep going," she added.
No All-Williams Rematch As Venus Loses At U.S. OpenVenus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. Williams failed to convert a match point and lost to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.
141 MPH Serve Helps Murray Advance At U.S. OpenThe U.S. Open's serve-speed readout board told the world that Andy Murray smacked a serve at 141 mph. He had his doubts. "I think that was lucky," he said. "I only did it once. So I'm not expecting to do it again."
Thiem's Injury Advances Del Potro In U.S. OpenJuan Martin del Potro is the lowest-ranked man to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Jimmy Connors in 1991. Monday's victory came after Dominic Thiem retired in the second set because of a bum knee.
Djokovic Tops Edmund At U.S. Open With Hurt ElbowNovak Djokovic was not interested in discussing in any detail why he needed a trainer to work on his right elbow during an otherwise matter-of-fact victory over Kyle Edmund on Sunday night.
How Will Djokovic Look After Extra U.S. Open Rest?Maybe a little extra rest did Novak Djokovic some good. Everyone should know on Friday afternoon. That's when defending champion Djokovic is scheduled to play his third-round match against Mikhail Youzhny.