Aussies meet the media as US Open looms

New York, United States, 26 August 2019 | AAP / Prior to the US Open, many of Australia’s players faced the media to discuss their form, their first-round opponents, and their thoughts on season 2019. Here are the highlights. Ash Barty Barty opens her US Open campaign against world No.77 Zarina Diyas after

Babos, Mladenovic lead 2019 US Open doubles draw

Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova are the No.2 seeds and the tour's most recent major doubles champions, winning at Wimbledon over Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yi-Fan - who are the No.3 seeds in Flushing and Babos and Mladenovic's projected semifinal opponents.Strycova, who also reached the semifinal of that event in singles,

Why Federer, Nadal and Djokovic will own the 2019 US Open

Aug 23, 2019There are no lion-in-winter stories for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic because, for them, winter has yet to arrive. All three are in their 30s -- Federer 38, Nadal 33, Djokovic 32 -- when so many of yesterday's tennis players had already said goodbye. At various

US Open 2019: Day 1’s Order of Play

Play starts at 11am local time unless otherwise statedARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Play starts at 12 noonZarina DIYAS (KAZ) v Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) [2] 7pmSerena WILLIAMS (USA) [8] v Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUMTereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) v Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [3]After 1 ATP matchZHENG Saisai (CHN) v Venus WILLIAMS (USA)7pmAfter 1 ATP matchMisaki

Hurkacz beats Paire for 1st ATP World Tour title

9:25 PM ETAssociated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first ATP World Tour title Saturday night, holding off top-seeded Benoit Paire for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory at the Winston-Salem Open.The 22-year-old Hurkacz became the 14th first-time champion on the tour this year and the first Polish player