Serena Williams won the WTA Championships to complete her most successful tennis season as Roger Federer’s quest for a record-tying 12th straight berth at the ATP World Tour Finals was prolonged by defeat in his hometown tournament.
Li Na returned to Roland Garros today, millions of dollars richer and with a place in history as the first Asian to win a tennis Grand Slam singles title. Still, she says she doesn’t feel extra pressure.
Defending champion Andy Murray rallied from a set down to complete the men’s quarterfinal lineup at the U.S. Open, where top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lost a combined three games in dominant wins.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in cruising into the third round at the U.S. Open tennis championship, while John Isner pulled out a four-set win to remain the last seeded American left in the men’s draw.