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.
Australian Open organizers lifted prize money at the season-opening tennis Grand Slam tournament to A$33 million ($31 million).
Serena Williams continued her dominance at the U.S. Open, defeating Li Na in straight sets to advance to a women’s final rematch with Victoria Azarenka.
Rafael Nadal swept past fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo and into the U.S. Open semifinals at windy Arthur Ashe Stadium, improving his record to 20-0 this year on hard courts.
Top-seeded Serena Williams has won the first set 7-5 against second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in a wind-swept women’s final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Defending champion Serena Williams strolled back into the U.S. Open women’s final with a straight- set defeat of Li Na, and will face Victoria Azarenka for the title for the second straight year.
The men’s and women’s finals at the U.S. Open, each featuring a battle of the top two seeds, will help determine who had the most successful Grand Slam tennis season.
Australian Open tennis champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto with a lower back injury, the tournament said.
Rafael Nadal won his final tuneup event for the U.S. Open, defeating John Isner to take his first Western & Southern Open tennis title and move up to No. 2 in the ATP rankings.
On the morning of May 9, Andrew Simpson reported to work at a former seaplane base in Alameda, California, for his job trying to win the America’s Cup.