“Last year’s French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly,” Barty, who won her first major title last year at the French Open, said in a statement Tuesday. “I wish the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament.” … [Read more...] about Barty opts out of French Open title defense amid pandemic
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"She's built up in that she's been through losing a first set, getting back into it, knowing that her game is there in the later stages and that she actually comes out of it stronger. I think that's built up some confidence which she can definitely take on board in this match." … [Read more...] about Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka: Friends, moms and tennis greats set for blockbuster battle in US Open semifinals
"I decided if I want to give myself an opportunity to maximize my potential and see how far I can get as a tennis player, I think I have to make a change," Brady told reporters in a Zoom call on Tuesday. "Because they were based out of Germany, I decided, 'OK, I'll go to Germany.' I had no problem with that. … [Read more...] about Jennifer Brady reaches US Open semifinals after a trip to Germany
"For me personally, it never mattered. I just always tried to focus on my next match," said the Austrian. "My focus or my concentration, it's the same. It doesn't matter if I play one of the Big Three members or if I play somebody else. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s default opens the door for young stars to win a grand slam, but will success come with an asterisk?
Surprisingly off-kilter in the early going Saturday, Osaka kept missing shots and digging herself a deficit. But suddenly, she lifted her game, and Victoria Azarenka couldn't sustain her start. By the end, Osaka had pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback victory for her second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title overall. … [Read more...] about Osaka Comes Back, Bests Azarenka at US Open