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US Open: Nadal, Osaka shine as rain causes havoc

Rafael Nadal took his US Open first-round record to 13-0 but Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka stole the headlines by knocking out defending champion Angelique Kerber as torrential rain caused more than 50 matches to be shelved on Tuesday.

Venus celebrates 20 years at US Open, awaits Serena return

Venus Williams celebrated her 20th anniversary at the US Open on Monday as the tournament celebrated 20 years of Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she claimed two of her seven Grand Slam titles.

Sharapova ousts World No. 2 in US Open return

Maria Sharapova, a former world number one, made a triumphant return to Grand Slam competition Monday after a 15-month doping ban, outlasting second-ranked Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the US Open.

Nadal tops ATP charts for second week

Rafael Nadal attacks the US Open which starts Monday as world number one for the second week running.

Murray withdraws from US Open with hip injury

World number two Andy Murray withdrew from the US Open on Saturday, saying a nagging left hip injury had left him unable to compete in the year's final Grand Slam tournament.

Federer could face Nadal in US Open semi-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal could face third-ranked Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open under the draw unveiled Friday.

Raonic out of US Open with wrist injury

Canadian Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open with a left wrist injury, the world number 11 announced on Instagram on Wednesday.

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Nadal back as No 1, after 3-year absence

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Nick Kyrgios ousts Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati

Nick Kyrgios was at his ruthless best on Friday evening at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open, blasting past Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Bacsinszky out of US Open with hand injury

Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said.

Svitolina destroys Wozniacki in WTA Toronto final

Elina Svitolina crushed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Toronto WTA trophy on Sunday, capturing her fifth title of 2017 and her second final of the season over the former world number one.

Resurgent Federer advances to Montreal final

Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final.

Federer hopes Nadal regains top spot

World number three tennis player Roger Federer said he hopes Rafael Nadal regains the number one ranking in Montreal this week.

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