US Open: Serena and Venus Williams take step towards third-round clash

Saturday, 01 Sep, 2018

The defending champion said he felt bad for his Davis Cup teammate, whom he beat for the 2013 French Open title. "That's what I should do", Kanepi said after the match.

Serena Williams in Beats by Dre ad. "Once I got settled, I started doing what I'm trying to do in practice".

It was Murray's first best-of-five sets match in 14 months, having had surgery on a long-term hip injury in January. "It's just a really special, special spot".

Rafael Nadal also weighed into the Williams fashion debate and the French Open's ban after his first round win against compatriot David Ferrer at the US Open. She continued that barren run with a 3-6 6-7 loss to Witthoeft. And winning in straight sets, no less.

Serena Williams was disappointed she didn't get to say goodbye to her daughter before heading to Flushing Meadows to play in the U.S. Open for the first time in two years Monday night.

The sweep of Serena Williams' career was artfully and poignantly captured in a new Nike spot in which footage of her father coaching her as a child is spliced together with clips of the champion in her prime. It feels really good.

Their combined age made this the youngest U.S. Open men's match since 2006, when Novak Djokovic, 19, beat Donald Young, 17.

After Williams held serve from deuce for a 5-3 lead, Linette would hold to force Williams to serve out the set.

She missed last year's edition as she gave birth to daughter Olympia on 1 September, but showed every indication she's ready to make up for lost time in a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Poland's Magda Linette. Venus Williams will have a second round encounter against Camila Giorgi of Italy.

As Chris Evert observed: "She might be the greatest player of all time, but she's still human".

Williams said to reporters that the decision was "not a big deal" and that "the Grand Slams have the right to do what they want to do". She played quarterfinals a year ago. He hadn't appeared in a major since Wimbledon in 2017. It's a shame they would play each other so early in the tournament.

And a third added: "You can't wear a catsuit to play [tennis]".

Then she took over from the moderator and brought the session to a close.

Jack Sock is finally back in the singles win column.