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  1. Men’s Tennis Waits (and Waits) for New Blood Sports, Today

    It has been five years since men’s tennis had a first-time singles champion at a Grand Slam tournament. Will the U.S. Open be different?

  2. Battling Their Way Into the U.S. Open Sports, Yesterday

    We followed some of the qualifying matches at the National Tennis Center on Friday, seeing who earned a ticket into the main draw.

  3. A Second Slam for Laver, and Three Memorable Firsts Sports, Yesterday

    This year’s U.S. Open is a good time to remember significant victories for Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Tracy Austin and Serena Williams.

  4. What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much. Sports, August 23

    Last year’s U.S. Open women’s final ended with accusations of sexism and confusion about the rules on coaching during matches. But tennis leaders can’t agree on what, if anything, to fix.

  5. 2019 U.S. Open: Six Players to Watch Sports, August 23

    Here are some names to seek out on the outside courts at the U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center during the first week of the tournament.

  6. U.S. Open Officiating a Year Later: More Explanations for the Audience Sports, August 23

    After the furor that enveloped the women’s final last year, when Serena Williams was penalized a point and then a game, the tournament organizers decided to make rulings clearer to fans.

  7. New York City Accuses U.S. Open Organizers of Underpaying Rent Sports, August 22

    The city comptroller said the tournament organizers had improperly reported its revenue, and he called for a renegotiation of the lease for the tournament site.

  8. Serena Williams Will Play Maria Sharapova in First Round of U.S. Open Sports, August 22

    Williams holds a 19-2 career record against Sharapova, whom she has never faced in Flushing Meadows over their long careers.

  9. This Slam Never Sleeps Interactive, August 22

  10. Amanda Anisimova Pulls Out of U.S. Open After Death of Her Father Sports, August 20

    The 17-year-old American, who reached the semifinals of the French Open in June, would have been seeded at the Open, which begins Monday.

  11. What to Do This Week at the U.S. Open (Yes, There’s Stuff to Do) Sports, August 20

    The main draw of the tournament doesn’t start until next Monday, but there is plenty to see in Flushing Meadows right now.

  12. Madison Keys Wins Western & Southern, but Keeps Eyes on U.S. Open Sports, August 18

    The 24-year-old Keys went through a series of big names to earn the title in Cincinnati. Daniil Medvedev won the men’s final.

  13. Ashleigh Barty Denied in Bid to Return to No. 1 Sports, August 17

    With the upset, Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to play Madison Keys in the final of the Western & Southern Open, leaving women’s tennis a bit unsettled ahead of the U.S. Open.

  14. Pro Tennis Returns to the Bronx, but for How Long? Sports, August 17

    The new Bronx Open, which begins Sunday at Crotona Park, is the only professional women’s event held the week before the U.S. Open.

  15. Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of a Match Because of a Knee Injury Sports, August 16

    “I’m kind of worried a little bit,” Osaka said after being forced to retire from a quarterfinal less than two weeks before she is to start defending her U.S. Open title.

  16. Umpire Who Clashed With Serena Williams Won’t Work Her Matches Sports, August 16

    Carlos Ramos, who issued penalties against Williams during last year’s U.S. Open final, will not be assigned to her matches, or her sister’s, this year.

  17. Daniil Medvedev Is Winning Ugly, but He’s Winning a Lot Sports, August 15

    He has 11 wins in 17 days, all in straight sets. He is tied with Rafael Nadal for the ATP Tour lead with 41 victories this year.

  18. Outburst Will Cost Nick Kyrgios $113,000 Sports, August 15

    Kyrgios earned eight fines during his loss to Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western & Southern Open.

  19. Serena Williams, Citing Back Pain, Withdraws From Cincinnati Masters Sports, August 13

    Williams, who was forced to retire from the Rogers Cup final on Sunday, decided shortly before her first-round match was to start in Ohio that she could not compete.

  20. Coco Gauff Will Play in the U.S. Open as a Wild Card Sports, August 13

    Gauff, the 15-year-old who starred at Wimbledon last month, will play in her second Grand Slam main draw.

  21. Andy Murray Returns to Singles Tennis With a Loss and Some Sweet Flashbacks Sports, August 12

    After his straight-sets defeat against Richard Gasquet in the Cincinnati Masters, Murray announced that he would not play singles in the United States Open.

  22. Serena Williams Leaves Rogers Cup Final With Back Spasms; Andreescu Wins Sports, August 11

    Williams retired, fighting back tears, after just four games, handing the title to the 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu.

  23. In Williams-Osaka Reboot, a Buffer Between U.S. Opens Sports, August 10

    Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka met on Friday in Toronto in a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final. Things went much better.

  24. Serena Williams Dominates a Rematch With Naomi Osaka Sports, August 9

    Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals by defeating Osaka, 6-3, 6-4, in their first meeting since Osaka won the U.S. Open final last year.

  25. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Return to Leadership Roles in Tennis Sports, August 8

    They will join Novak Djokovic on the ATP Player Council at a time when players are divided over the direction of the tour.

  26. Felix Auger-Aliassime Picks Up Where Denis Shapovalov Left Off Sports, August 7

    The two young Canadians shared living quarters during the Rogers Cup two years ago, when Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal. Now Auger-Aliassime is the country’s rising star.

  27. Coco Gauff Wins First WTA Title at Citi Open Sports, August 4

    Gauff, 15, teamed with Caty McNally, 17, to claim the doubles crown at an event in Washington. Gauff said they want to win together again at the U.S. Open.

  28. It’s Not Just Coco Gauff: American Teens Swarm Into Pro Tennis Sports, August 2

    Four players 17 or younger are in the top 150 of the WTA rankings. All of them are American.

  29. Naomi Osaka Tries to Put the ‘Worst Months’ of Her Life Behind Her Sports, August 1

    She returns to tennis next week in Toronto, hoping to revive a difficult season with a return to hardcourts, her favorite surface.

  30. Citi Open Embraces Doubles, by Singles Players Sports, July 31

    This week’s tournament in Washington wanted to celebrate doubles play. But only stars got the spotlight.

  31. Coco Gauff Fans Scramble for an Up-Close Look, Even in Defeat Sports, July 30

    Playing in a small venue in the middle of the day in Washington, Gauff drew a capacity crowd. Zarina Diyas beat her easily.

  32. Coco Gauff Draws a Crowd Even Without Wimbledon’s Pageantry Sports, July 27

    Gauff, 15, won a qualifying match in the Citi Open weeks after her star-making Grand Slam debut. An age eligibility rule prevented her from directly making this event’s main draw.