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  1. An Exhibition? Yes. Of Talent, and Tension, and Tiebreakers. Sports, Yesterday

    “People were questioning if this is going to be an exhibition,” Marin Cilic said after Europe swept to a 3-0 lead at the Laver Cup, “but for none of us this is exhibition.”

  2. Engaged Tennis Players Prefer to Be on the Same Side of the Net Sports, Yesterday

    Tara Moore and Conny Perrin are believed to be the first players on the WTA tour to be engaged to one another. They have had to play against each other only once.

  3. Liberty on His Mind, Doubles Champion Seizes Opportunity at the Mike Sports, September 8

    Jean-Julien Rojer’s Statue of Liberty shirt, it turns out, was no accident of fashion. The idea followed the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.

  4. Making the Women’s Serve a Bigger Weapon Interactive, September 3

    Many in women’s tennis believe that the standard of serving can improve. Here are nine components of good serving technique.

  5. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Steady the Course Toward a Historic Meeting Sports, September 3

    Nadal and Federer notched their most convincing wins of the tournament Saturday, raising hopes that the two could meet in the semifinals.

  6. Upsets and Injuries Leave the U.S. Open Men’s Bracket Wide Open Sports, September 2

    Fifth-seeded Marin Cilic’s defeat at the hands of Diego Schwartzman, the No. 29 seed, added to the confusion in a competition already turned upside down.

  7. Fabio Fognini Ejected From U.S. Open Over Vulgar Insults Directed at Umpire Sports, September 2

    Fognini, who made the comments during his loss in singles on Wednesday, was expelled from the doubles competition on Saturday.

  8. The Older the Better in Professional Tennis These Days Sports, September 1

    Winners of Grand Slam tennis events are skewing older these days — Venus Williams is 37 and Roger Federer is 36 — as the younger players take longer to reach their primes.

  9. A Tennis Player Rises in the Rankings After a Terrible Fall Sports, September 1

    In 2011, Stefano Travaglia, who reached the second round of the U.S. Open, slipped on the stairs and fell through a window, an accident that nearly his career.

  10. Denis Shapovalov, 18, Advances to Fourth Round at U.S. Open Sports, September 1

    Shapovalov, of Canada, is the youngest player to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open since Michael Chang in 1989. With the draw wide-open, he could go further.

  11. Venus Williams, a Newly Minted Aunt, Keeps Her Focus on the Business at Hand Sports, September 1

    Williams advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open on a day in which her sister gave birth to a baby girl and in which her usual support network was lacking.

  12. Alexandr Dolgopolov Wins, but Is Grilled About a Suspicious Loss Sports, September 1

    Dolgopolov lost a match 10 days ago at the Winston-Salem Open that attracted an enormous number of bets, raising suspicions.

  13. Maria Sharapova, With No Tears This Time, Advances to Third Round Sports, August 30

    After Monday’s emotional return to tennis following a doping ban, Sharapova won a second-round match against Timea Babos of Hungary in three sets.

  14. Taylor Fritz Wins, Perhaps Aided by Good-Luck Charm That Sleeps Soundly Sports, August 30

    Taylor Fritz, 19, had never won a main-draw match at a Grand Slam tournament until Wednesday, and his 7-month-old son might have provided him with a bit of good fortune.

  15. Player (on the Court) Gets Input From Coach (in the Stands) Sports, August 30

    U.S. Open organizers let coaches talk to players from the seats when sitting on the same end of the court and allows hand signals from the other end.

  16. Who Is Frances Tiafoe? Federer Sure Found Out Sports, August 30

    Tiafoe, 19, learned the game as a son of a worker at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md.

  17. U.S. Open Live Results: Two Young Stars Rise, Two Fall Sports, August 30

    After rain suspended or postponed all but nine matches on Tuesday, Wednesday’s schedule is bursting with 87 matches. Stay here for live updates.

  18. Roger Federer Survives a Scare, and Rafael Nadal Overcomes a Din Sports, August 29

    Federer needed five sets to oust 19-year-old Frances Tiafoe, and Nadal was distracted by the crowd as Ashe Stadium was covered on a rainy day.

  19. Naomi Osaka Ousts Angelique Kerber, the Defending Champion, at the U.S. Open Sports, August 29

    Osaka, 19, dominated Kerber, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round Tuesday, when most matches were rained out.

  20. U.S. Open Tennis: 9 Matches, and 1 Big Scare for Roger Federer Sports, August 29

    On a rainy Tuesday, Federer escaped with a five-set win over Frances Tiafoe. The defending champion Angelique Kerber was not so lucky, losing to Naomi Osaka.

  21. Brienne Minor, Following in Family’s Footsteps, Reaches the Big Stage Sports, August 29

    When Minor, a junior at Michigan, plays her first United States Open match on Wednesday, three generations of family members will be there to watch.

  22. Maria Sharapova Returns With Electrifying Win Over Simona Halep Sports, August 29

    Sharapova, in her first Grand Slam event after a doping ban, defeated Halep, the No. 2 seed, in a first-round match at the United States Open.

  23. At U.S. Open, Tursunov, as Usual, Finds Wealth if Not Success Sports, August 28

    The Russian, 34, has continued to enter elite tournaments, using the protected ranking rule, earning $323,626 since the beginning of last year.

  24. J.C. Aragone Tried Tennis Again, and Landed in the U.S. Open Sports, August 28

    A player who has diabetes and was once comatose for three weeks earned a spot in the main draw and lost to Kevin Anderson, a former top-10 player.

  25. U.S. Open Tennis: Maria Sharapova Stuns Simona Halep in First Round Sports, August 28

    No. 2 Halep and No. 7 Johanna Konta were among the seeded players to lose on the first day of the United States Open.

  26. The Rise of Alexander Zverev Sports, August 27

    Zverev, 20, the product of a tennis-playing family, is one of the top four seeds for the United States Open.

  27. The U.S. Open’s Last Day at Forest Hills Sports, August 26

    A 1977 column in The New York Times recounted the last time the United States Open was played at the West Side Tennis Club.

  28. 100 Years of Fostering African-American Tennis Talent Sports, August 26

    The American Tennis Association held its centennial national championships this month in Baltimore, where players treasured the sense of community.

  29. Andy Murray Withdraws From the U.S. Open Because of a Hip Injury Sports, August 26

    Murray, who won the event in 2012, said he had been trying to heal since the French Open.

  30. 100 Years of Fostering African-American Tennis Talent Slideshow, August 26

    The American Tennis Association held its centennial national championships this month in Baltimore, where players treasured the sense of community.

  31. Restoring a Landmark for African-American Tennis Stars Sports, August 26

    Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and others honed their skills on a court owned by Dr. Robert Walter Johnson in Lynchburg, Va. The U.S.T.A. is helping renovate it.

  32. Allie Kiick, No. 633, Qualifies for Main Draw of U.S. Open Sports, August 25

    Kiick advanced when her friend and fellow cancer survivor Victoria Duval had to retire from their match Friday.

  33. 2017 U.S. Open: Players to Watch Sports, August 25

    With many top players missing the year’s final major, opportunities abound for less-decorated competitors to make a mark in Flushing Meadows.

  34. Maria Sharapova Will Play Simona Halep in First Round of U.S. Open Sports, August 25

    In the draw Friday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were placed in the same half, meaning they could meet in the semifinals.

  35. What’s New at the U.S. Open: A Quieter Roof and a Temporary Court Sports, August 25

    Tournament officials modified Arthur Ashe Stadium to reduce noise, built a temporary Louis Armstrong Stadium and added some experimental rules.

  36. Grass Roots on City Courts Sports, August 25

    Every August the best tennis players in the world descend upon New York for the United States Open. But the city is full of tennis players the rest of the year, too. Young ones.

  37. Patty Schnyder Brings a New Outlook and a New Family on Tour Sports, August 24

    After seven years away, Patty Schnyder returns to the United States Open with a toddler and a renewed outlook on tennis.