Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

Bianca Andreescu has become Canadas first grand slam champion of the open era, beating Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 It was as if Serena Williams was playing herself, the 17-year-old prodigy of 1999, when she won the first of her 23 grand slam titles, the first of six in front of her own fans except the mirror answered back on Saturday night when the remarkable Bianca Andreescu, 19, won the title, beating her in straight sets. It was her first slam final, the first time in four attempts shed gone past the second round, and she became the first Canadian to win a major when, after an hour and 40 minutes that seemed much longer, she brought the drama to a …

Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigy in Bianca Andreescu Not since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Williams. Three weeks short of her 38th birthday (which she does not celebrate because of her Jehovahs Witness faith), Williams is hurled into another anniversary she cannot avoid when she revisits the scene of probably her most anguished experience. It is a year since the great American left Arthur Ashe Stadium in tears, a broken champion who could do little but surrender to her own frailties and the Elina Svitolina in straight sets on …

Bianca Andreescu sees a remarkable vision come true at US Open | Tumaini Carayol

The Canadian teenager capped a meteoric rise this year with victory over Serena Williams in the final at Flushing Meadows Before every tournament she plays and every move she makes, Bianca Andreescu sits down, closes her eyes and visualises exactly how the results will end in her favour. It has become one of the keys to her success, something she never fails to mention as people continue their attempts to make sense of one of the most astonishing breakthroughs in recent years, which culminated in the 19-year-olds 6-3, 7-5 win finished it as the US Open champion. But one year before her victory, Andreescu had not even broken into the top 100. Ranked well outside the top 200, she lost …

Serena Williams overwhelms Elina Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

The 23-time major champion is back in the US Open final after a one-sided win over Elina Svitolina on Thursday night in New York A spectacular sunset settled over Manhattan as Serena Williams, reluctant to embrace the evening of her own glowing career, blazed again to reach the final of the US Open, where psychic bruises from her meltdown in losing to Naomi Osaka a year ago have just about healed. She beat the fifth seed Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-1, to get there, and there was palpable relief in her voice when she said courtside, There were long games in the first set. Shes such a good player, two semis in a row. This is the biggest stadium for tennis …

US Open title defence ends as Djokovic departs to boos after retiring hurt

The Serbians title defence came to a halt when he retired from his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka due to a shoulder injury Novak Djokovic was cruelly booed off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium after a sore left shoulder forced his stunning retirement from Sunday nights fourth-round match with Stan Wawrinka at the US Open. The top seed and defending champion was trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 after being comprehensively outplayed by the 23rd-seeded Wawrinka when he informed his opponent then chair umpire Nico Helwerth he could no longer continue, prompting a cascade of jeers from the nearly full 23,771-seat arena and leaving the world No 1 to raise a thumbs-up to the gallery as he hauled his equipment bags …

Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fairytale

The defending champion cruised into the fourth round with a comprehensive victory over her teenage opponent. On an emotional Saturday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Naomi Osaka showed that she is not going to relinquish her US Open title easily. The world number one outclassed Coco Gauff 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round in just 65 minutes. I was just happy throughout this entire match. I think I kept a very high level of focus, said Osaka afterwards. I honestly think its been since the Australian Open finals that I was that focused and I was fighting that hard for every point. Across the grounds of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon, even as Rafael Nadal …

Coco Gauff sets up clash with defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka

American sensation Coco Gauff made it through a stiff test from Hungarys Tmea Babos to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Cocomania is taking further hold of the US Open as it steers into Labor Day weekend and there is no telling how bright the fireworks will get. American sensation Coco Gauff made it through a stiff test from Hungarys Tmea Babos to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday night before a rollicking crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium that hung on every point. In doing so, she became the youngest player to make it past the second round at Flushing Meadows since Anna Kournikova in 1996 and set the stage for her biggest challenge yet. The 15-year-old ingenue from Florida moved through …

US Open bow will test Coco Guaffs confidence amid cautionary tales

Coco Gauffss star quality and self-assurance bode well for her US Open debut but the demands of the modern game still require careful handling A few weeks after Coco Gauffs scenestealing run to the fourth round of Wimbledon, the 15-yearold made her next move. Gauff was announced as a participant in the Citi Open in Washington DC but the announcement came with a caveat her ranking was too low and the WTAs age eligibility rules meant she was unable to receive another wildcard, so her participation in the competition was in doubt. She would head to the capital to host fan activities and to showcase her best at practice sessions. The hope was that enough players would withdraw at the …

US Open form guide: Djokovic favourite but Daniil Medvedev could threaten | Jacob Steinberg

Daniil Medvedev looks best placed to challenge the big three at Flushing Meadows after beating the world No 1, Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati Novak Djokovic The defending champion has played only one tournament since Cincinnati semi-final to Daniil Medvedev will be a concern for the world No 1. Only a slight one, however, given how Djokovic has developed the knack of raising his game in the biggest moments this year, as he demonstrated by saving two championship points before outlasting Roger Federer in the longest Wimbledon final of all time last month. He heads to Flushing Meadows as the undisputed favourite. Rafael Nadal Another chance for the Spaniard to close in on Federers record of 20 grand slam titles. He …

Roger Federer says he is mentally and physically ready for US Open

Roger Federer says he is fit to challenge for a sixth US Open title and knows how to approach the tournament mentally Roger Federer concedes it took a family holiday to help him recover from Original Article : HERE ;