Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers “to stay in the shade.” At this U.S. Open, she finally believes she deserves to play under the brightest lights.
Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That’ll happen after playing more than 8 1/2 hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches separated by about a day and a half.
Healthy enough to train properly and push forward whenever possible, Roger Federer got back to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows with a win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on Tuesday night.
Tomas Berdych schooled Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the youngster’s debut in the Grand Slam round of 16.
The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive at this year’s French Open.
Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before — when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12.
Caroline Wozniacki knew, as anyone paying attention does, that the woman she played in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, Sara Errani, does not hit booming serves.
Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan survived a scare in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, beating seventh-seeded David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Tuesday.
Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.
Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.
An hour-and-a-half into his stay at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray had to wonder whether it would end quickly.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal.