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  • Williams shares first pictures of her baby and announces name

    Williams shares first pictures of her baby and announces name

    Serena Williams has released the first images of her newborn daughter Alexis. The 23-time grand slam singles champion gave birth to her first child on September 1. Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian have named their daughter Alexis Olympia...

  • Watch: Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

    Watch: Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

    A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. While women's tennis produced two first grand slam winners this...

  • Watch: Stephens beats Keys in all American final to win US Open title

    Watch: Stephens beats Keys in all American final to win US Open title

    Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout an all-American US Open final and played near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys on Saturday. The 24-year-old, back this summer from almost a...

  • Watch: Del Potro's backhand fails him against Nadal

    Watch: Del Potro's backhand fails him against Nadal

    World number one Rafa Nadal knew powerhouse Juan Martin del Potro's biggest weakness was his shaky backhand, and the Spaniard exploited the vulnerability repeatedly at their US Open showdown on Friday to advance to Sunday's final. The left-handed...

  • Watch: Anderson battles back to reach maiden grand slam final

    Watch: Anderson battles back to reach maiden grand slam final

    Big-serving South African Kevin Anderson battled back to defeat 12th seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 and punch his ticket to his first grand slam final at the US Open on Friday. Anderson, who in the absence of world number two...

  • Watch: Keys crushes Vandeweghe to make US Open final

    Watch: Keys crushes Vandeweghe to make US Open final

    A ruthless Madison Keys crushed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2 on Thursday setting the stage for an all-American U.S. Open final that will see a new grand slam champion crowned. Keys opponent in Saturday's final will be world number 83 Sloane Stephens,...

  • Watch: Stephens beats Williams to reach US Open final

    Watch: Stephens beats Williams to reach US Open final

    A new grand slam champion will be crowned at the US Open after Sloane Stephens beat fellow American Venus Williams 6-1 0-6 7-5 in a rollercoaster of a semi-final on Thursday. Stephens, who returned to competition at Wimbledon after nearly a year...

  • Watch: Del Potro knocks out Federer from US Open

    Watch: Del Potro knocks out Federer from US Open

    Roger Federer conceded he was not in the right shape to challenge for another grand slam title as the elusive US Open clash with Rafael Nadal slipped away again. After the Spaniard defeated Andrey Rublev, it seemed virtually nailed on that New...

  • Watch: Nadal schools young Russian, awaits Federer

    Watch: Nadal schools young Russian, awaits Federer

    World number one Rafa Nadal provided Russian teenager Andrey Rublev with a tennis lesson on Wednesday, racing into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open with a ruthless 6-1 6-2 6-2 win. The 19-year-old, who grew up idolising Nadal and had the...

  • Watch: Venus triumphs over Kvitova to reach US Open semis

    Watch: Venus triumphs over Kvitova to reach US Open semis

    Venus Williams continued her remarkable season by winning a superb battle against Petra Kvitova to reach the US Open semi-finals for the first time in seven years.  After final defeats at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, the 37-year-old finds...

  • Watch: Federer and Nadal move within sight of landmark meeting

    Watch: Federer and Nadal move within sight of landmark meeting

    Roger Federer crushed Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2 7-5 to ease into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open and leaving the five-time champion on a collision course for a semi-final showdown with Rafa Nadal. The elegant Swiss maestro and...

  • Watch: Top seed Nadal overwhelms Dolgopolov at US Open

    Watch: Top seed Nadal overwhelms Dolgopolov at US Open

    World number one Rafael Nadal dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-4 6-1 with a powerful display to reach the US Open quarter-finals in just one hour 41 minutes on Monday. The 28-year-old Ukrainian looked helpless against the Spaniard's dominant...

  • Watch: Sharapova knocked out of US Open fourth round

    Watch: Sharapova knocked out of US Open fourth round

    Russian Maria Sharapova, who was back on the grand-slam stage after returning from a doping ban, was knocked out of the US Open in the fourth round when she lost 5-7 6-4 6-2 to Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova on Sunday. Former world number...

  • Watch: After two marathons Federer sprints into fourth round

    Watch: After two marathons Federer sprints into fourth round

    After two marathons, Roger Federer had the after-burners on, sprinting past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 7-5 and into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday. Chasing a sixth U.S. Open title, Federer needed just one hour and 46 minutes...

  • Watch: Nadal survives early wobble to book last 16 spot in New York

    Watch: Nadal survives early wobble to book last 16 spot in New York

    World number one Rafa Nadal ran into a spot of bother before crushing Argentine Leonardo Mayer and booked his place in the last 16 of the U.S. Open with a 6-7(3) 6-3 6-1 6-4 victory on Saturday. The Spaniard, chasing his second grand slam title of...

  • Watch: Sharapova battles past Kenin to reach fourth round in New York

    Watch: Sharapova battles past Kenin to reach fourth round in New York

    Nothing comes easy to Maria Sharapova on her grand slam return after a doping ban, but the Russian's mix of grit and power were enough to see off American teenager Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2 in the third round of the US Open on Friday. Sharapova, who...

  • Tennis-Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl - coach

    Tennis-Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl - coach

    Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter. The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not...

  • Watch: Nadal overpowers Daniel at US Open

    Watch: Nadal overpowers Daniel at US Open

    World number one Rafa Nadal came from behind to dispatch underdog Taro Daniel of Japan 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 in front of a sold-out crowd at the U.S. Open on Thursday. Despite playing a marathon five-setter the day before, 121st ranked Daniel looked the...

  • Watch: Federer struggles past hobbled Youzhny at US Open

    Watch: Federer struggles past hobbled Youzhny at US Open

    World number three Roger Federer survived his second scare in as many matches but hung on to defeat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 6-7(3) 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. Federer, who also claimed a come-from-behind...

  • Watch: Sharapova sees off Babos to extend New York stay

    Watch: Sharapova sees off Babos to extend New York stay

    Maria Sharapova showed she was willing to extend her grand slam comeback when the former world number one defeated Hungary's Timea Babos 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to advance to the US Open third round. The Russian, in her first appearance at a...

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