By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — In the most improbable run in history to a US Open final,19-year-old Leylah Fernandez has scored yet another upset, this time over no. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Sabalenka opened up the match with a 3-0 lead on strong serving and a power […]Read more "Riding The Layla Train: Unseeded Fernandez advances to U.S. Open Final"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It was only fitting that it was decided by a third set tiebreaker. So little separated the players during the match, played before a near sellout crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The undisputed darling of this US Open, Leylah Fernandez of Canada upset 5th-seeded Elina Svitolina of […]Read more "Moving On: Fernandez upsets No. 5 Svitolina, advances to U.S. Open semifinals"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It was a heavyweight fight in the first round of the US Open. In a match that was contested in sweltering heat in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Sloane Stephens defeated her good friend and fellow American Madison Keys, 6-3,1-6, 7-6. The pair have been known to be practice […]Read more "Friendly Fire In Flushing: Stephens outlasts Keys in Opening Round"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka, the defending U.S. Open and 2021 Australian Open champion, is the No. 3 seed at Flushing Meadows and will defend her title in a night match on Monday’s opening day of the tourney. Osaka also won the Open in 2018, but has had a difficult […]Read more "Osaka reflects on media frenzy, prepares for U.S. Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It has been 24 years since a US Open was played without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams. Well, the injury bug has struck all of them, and they will each miss the Open, which starts on Monday at Flushing Meadows. Just hours after her younger […]Read more "An Unfamiliar Open for 2021"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Pushing Roger Federer in three tough Australian Open sets. Beating top American John Isner in Washington, D.C. Being the No. 1 ranked junior American in 2014. That’s Long Island’s own Noah Rubin. Rubin is currently playing in the Oracle Challenger in New Haven. A big fan favorite, […]Read more "The Book of Noah: Rubin Continues To Rise"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It isn’t going to happen. Not at the US Open at least. No less of a pundit than John McEnroe has proclaimed it. Fedal simply wasn’t meant to be in New York. That is Federer-Nadal. They have incredibly never played in the US Open and it seemed […]Read more "Upset: Another Non-Fedal Final In Flushing"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The U.S. Open may still be going on in New York, but there is also a Challenger event in New Haven, Connecticut played at the Yale tennis facility. Some of the players who lost early at Flushing Meadows have made the relatively short trek to New Haven […]Read more "Professional tennis is still a huge thing in New Haven"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Many have circled Saturday’s match since the draw was announced more than a week ago. It seemed inevitable, but it is really happening. It’s Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka Saturday at 7 pm on ESPN2 at The US Open. Tickets are going for $600 and up for […]Read more "Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka: A Moment In Time"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — There is hype in sports and there is, at the next level hype realized. In the case of 15-year old Coco Gauff of the USA, the hype is both palpable and real. Gauff played her first US Open main draw match yesterday before a huge […]Read more "Going Cuckoo For Coco"