At a post-match interview at the U.S. Open last week, Naomi Osaka said a tearful goodbye to the sport. The decision seemed to be perpetuated by her the defending champion’s stunning loss to Leyla Fernandez. The loss was a surprising ending to her first Grand Slam back from withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year due to mental health concerns.
Serena took to Instagram to announce that she will not be competing in this year’s final tennis major due to a torn hamstring, stating, “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring.”
The Summer of Sloane has a Slam.
In a tour de force performance, Sloane Stephens overwhelmed fellow American and No.15 seed Madison Keys, 6-3, 6-0, to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2017 US Open, on Saturday afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Another win, another milestone for Serena Williams who rolled into the U.S. Open last 16 on Saturday by crushing Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-1 to collect grand slam victory number 307 – the most by a woman in the Open era.
An unseeded Italian tennis player by the name of Roberta Vinci has just shocked Serena Williams and the entire tennis world.
Vinci, 32, beat Serena Williams 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinal on Friday. The defeat leaves Williams just two wins shy of becoming the first tennis player to win a calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.
Meeting for the 27th time as professionals (and 5000th+ time overall)Serena and Venus Williams faced-off in the U.S. Open quarterfinals tonight. The winner, for the 16th time in their official sibling rivalry, was Serena which keeps her hopes of claiming a fourth-straight Open title alive. She dispatched her 23-seeded sister in three sets (6-2, 1-6, 6-3) and, as she does seemingly every time out, continued to cement her status as the No. 1 women’s tennis player alive.