Tags: United States Open (Tennis)

Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu: An Intergenerational Duel at the U.S. Open

[Live updates from the U.S. Open women’s final match, where Serena Williams is facing Bianca Andreescu] Serena Williams was 17 when she won her first Grand Slam singles title in 1999 at the United States Open. On Saturday, in the same stadium, she will try to prevent another fast-rising teenager — 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu —…

In Bianca Andreescu’s Box, a Four-Legged Fan Is the Star

Although the teenage phenom Coco Gauff was eliminated from the United States Open, an entirely different Coco endures: a furry, 7-pound brown dog belonging to Bianca Andreescu. Andreescu’s mother and father, Maria and Nicu, have been bringing the poodle into Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch Bianca’s matches (she plays Serena Williams in the final on…

For Rafael Nadal, the U.S. Open Has Become a Comfort Zone

Rafael Nadal struggled to acclimate to New York in his early United States Opens. In his first five appearances, he did not reach even a semifinal; within that span, he had won at least one title at the three other Grand Slam events. Things have changed dramatically in recent years, however: The courts have slowed,…