Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles on Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Serena Williams appeared in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kenepi 6-3, 6-3 on Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight U.S. Open title.
Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets.
Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.
Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open.
With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997.
The 39th-ranked Peng Shuai beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating No. 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men’s draw of the U.S. Open.
Once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open’s round of 16 — something that had never happened until it did last year at the country’s tennis championship.
Second-seeded Simona Halep’s recent run of Grand Slam success ended with a third-round exit at the U.S. Open against a 32-year-old qualifier ranked 121st.