Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the second round of the US Open in unfortunate circumstances with opponent David Ferrer forced to retire during his final grand slam match.
The 36-year-old, one of the outstanding players of this era, is renowned as a warrior and had never pulled the plug midway …
Six-time champion Serena Williams made her return to the US Open with a clinical first-round win over Poland's Magda Linette.
Williams, 36, missed her home Slam last year, giving birth to daughter Olympia shortly after the tournament started.
Opening Monday's night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, she won 6-4 6-0 …
Many of the big names got through on a very hot Monday at the US Open. Juan Martin del Potro also cruised in the evening beating American Donald Young in straight sets.
Playing his his first 5-set match in over a year, Andy Murray overcame a set down to deny …
Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don’t deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails.
Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament.
Put those two types at opposite ends of a court …