Venus Williams bows out in first round of women’s singles at US Open | CNN

Venus Williams bows out in first round of women’s singles at US Open | CNN

CNN  —  A day after her sister Serena advanced to the second round of the singles play at US Open tennis tournament, Venus Williams was not as fortunate, losing in straight sets to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium. Appearing in an Open-era record 23rd US Open, Williams lost her first-round match 6-1, 7-6 (5) at … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest year-end No. 1 in men’s tennis as Rafael Nadal’s slump continues at ATP Finals | CNN

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest year-end No. 1 in men’s tennis as Rafael Nadal’s slump continues at ATP Finals | CNN

CNN  —  Carlos Alcaraz is set to become the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of men’s tennis after Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the ATP Finals. At the age of 19 years and 214 days, US Open champion Alcaraz surpasses Lleyton Hewitt’s record of ending the year as world No. 1 aged … Read more

US Open: Why is it so difficult to win a second grand slam? | CNN

US Open: Why is it so difficult to win a second grand slam? | CNN

CNN  —  When Emma Raducanu won the US Open last year, she dropped her racket, sank to the floor and covered her face in her hands. It was a familiar scene, one repeated throughout the years by first-time grand slam winners; Daniil Medvedev also fell to the floor as he won his maiden grand slam … Read more

Borna Ćorić and Caroline Garcia both make history with title wins at the Cincinnati Masters | CNN

Borna Ćorić and Caroline Garcia both make history with title wins at the Cincinnati Masters | CNN

CNN  —  Borna Ćorić and Caroline Garcia both earned historic titles with victories in their respective finals at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. Croatian Ćorić, the world No. 152, became the lowest ranked player to win a Masters 1000 title after beating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 6-2. Victory earned Ćorić the first Masters 1000 … Read more

Gauff, Garcia qualify for WTA Finals | The Express Tribune

Gauff, Garcia qualify for WTA Finals | The Express Tribune

GUADALAJARA: Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia qualified for the WTA Finals after Aryna Sabalenka lost to Liudmila Samsonova in the Guadalajara Open second round on Wednesday. Russian Samsonova, who has won 20 of her last 22 matches, smacked 21 winners and broke the powerful Belarusian four times en route to a 6-4 2-6 6-2 upset … Read more

King of Tennis: Federer emotinal at his last game – SUCH TV

King of Tennis: Federer emotinal   at his  last game – SUCH TV

As tennis star Roger Federer played the last game at Laver Cup marking his retirement from the sport, there were moments full of emotion witnessed at the event. Federer’s trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly mattered as he headed into retirement with tears in his eyes and cheers … Read more

Tunisia’s ‘Minister of Happiness’ Ons Jabeur aims to make more history at Wimbledon | CNN

Tunisia’s ‘Minister of Happiness’ Ons Jabeur aims to make more history at Wimbledon | CNN

CNN  —  Whenever Ons Jabeur steps onto a tennis court, she never plays solely for herself, but for the future generations she hopes to inspire. This Saturday will be no different as Jabeur attempts to become the first Tunisian, first Arab and first African woman to win a grand slam in the Open Era. “Tunisia … Read more

Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’ | CNN

Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’ | CNN

CNN  —  Little more than two weeks after she was knocked out of the US Open – a moment many thought would be the last act of her tennis career – Serena Williams has teased her potential return to the sport. Williams announced ahead of the US Open that she would “evolve away from tennis” … Read more