Stanislas Wawrinka didn’t just have to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in yesterday’s Australian Open final. He had to get out of the shadow of fellow Swiss player Roger Federer, the record 17-time men’s champion.
Rafael Nadal’s latest U.S. Open victory and 13th Grand Slam title moved him into third place on the men’s career list. It left his opponent, the world’s No. 1 player, contemplating the Spaniard’s place in tennis history.
Serena Williams was warmly received by New York fans after winning in her return to the U.S. Open, where she joined defending champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.