The chest-bumping Bryan brothers can complete the first men’s doubles Grand Slam tennis sweep in 62 years this week, yet they each would earn less than 9 percent of the singles champion’s prize at the U.S. Open.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic joined defending champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in advancing at the U.S. Open, where the host nation is without a man in the last 16 for the first time in the tournament’s 133-year history.
Serena Williams wasted little time dispatching Yaroslava Shvedova after a late start at the U.S. Open, setting up a rematch with fellow American Sloane Stephens, who upset Williams at the Australian Open in January.
A retractable roof will be added to the U.S. Open’s biggest stadium, possibly as soon as 2016, after weather delays wreaked havoc with the Grand Slam tournament’s schedule the past five years, the U.S. Tennis Association said.
Andy Roddick, the last American man to win a Grand Slam tennis title, will retire after the U.S. Open, the site of his only major championship and the place where as a kid he snuck in to see his heroes.