WTA bafflingly holding Finals in anti-abortion Texas

Image: AP The WTA, the most successful professional league in the history of women’s sports, announced at the start of Week 2 of the US Open that this year’s WTA Finals tournament will be held in Fort Worth, Texas. Last week, we all witnessed Serena Williams’ last match at the US Open at age 40. … Read more

Frances Tiafoe: From sleeping at a tennis center to the US Open quarterfinals

The 24-year-old simply stood there soaking up the atmosphere created by a raucous Arthur Ashe Stadium. It felt like a seminal moment in the American’s career; a culmination of hard work and raw talent which has long been heralded as the potential future of men’s tennis in the country. Expectations of Tiafoe have been high … Read more

US Open 2022 grades: Serena Williams’s sendoff gives way to second week of intrigue

The Serena Open is over. Allegedly. And what a five-day event it was. A sendoff befitting a regal and unrivaled player. High production value. High celebrity quotient. High prices. High ratings. High quality tennis—so much so that the featured performer has left the door open (if ever so slightly) to continue. She didn’t add to … Read more

Serena Williams has done it all in tennis, but there’s so much more to come

Given her impeccable standards, it wasn’t the fairytale ending that she probably would have wanted, but the reaction from those inside Arthur Ashe Stadium was further proof of just how important Williams has been to the game. All week at the US Open, players and fans have been regaling stories of how her life has … Read more

Media can now finally stop ignoring Serena Williams’ rotten act

“I swear to God, I’ll f–king take this ball and shove it down your f–king throat!” — Serena Williams before a national and international TV audience to lineswoman Shino Tsurubuchi during the 2009 US Open. Well, we media folks have done it again. We’ve taken indisputable, recurring and conspicuous facts and buried them to create … Read more

US Open 2022 — Numbers behind Venus and Serena Williams’ remarkable careers as they team up for doubles

It’s almost impossible to imagine tennis without Venus and Serena Williams. The two sisters began their professional careers in 1994 and 1999, respectively, winning many majors and profoundly impacting the sport. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Serena announced in August via a first-person essay on Vogue.com that … Read more

Emma Raducanu’s reign as US Open champion is OVER after first-round defeat to Alize Cornet

Emma Raducanu’s reign as US Open champion is OVER as her title defense ends in the first round following straight-sets loss to French veteran Alize Cornet under the lights at Flushing Meadows Defending champion Emma Raducanu lost 6-3, 6-3 to Alize Cornet on Tuesday The British teenager crashed out in a straight set defeat in … Read more