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Sloane Stephens surprises Venus Williams at US Open

Sloane Stephens began the match in perfect form, winning the first set 6-1, but Venus Williams responded with a bagel in the second to level the tie and give herself a chance of reaching the final.

Juan Martin del Potro aiming to make up for lost time

The most likely outcome of the US Open is that it ends with the list of 2017 men's Grand Slam winners reading Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal. Yet the season could also throw up a final twist.

Novak Djokovic is highest paid tennis player of all time

The US Open is set to bring the curtain down on the Grand Slam calendar in some style, with a record £38.5million in prize money to be handed out come the end of the competition.

US Open: Rafa Nadal beats Andrey Rublev in quarter-finals

MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal kept up his end of the bargain when he crushed the overmatched Russian teenager Andrey Rublev.

Roger Federer out of US Open after defeat to Del Potro

MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Some things are meant to happen in life and perhaps Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal at the US Open is simply not among them.

Madison Keys fourth American through to US Open semis

MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Madison Keys made it four Americans out of four in the US Open semi finals when she swept aside Estonia's Kai's Kanepi.

Andy Murray right to avoid surgery, says Greg Rusedski

Former British No 1 Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray is right to be cautious about undergoing hip surgery. Murray has been mulling over options since pulling out of the US Open.

Is this the beginning of the end for Andy Murray?

MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Andy Murray announced that he is almost certain to sit out the rest of the season, and it remains entirely possible we will not see him regain his full powers at all.

US Open: Coco Vandeweghe stuns top seed Karolina Pliskova

Garbine Muguruza will become world No 1 on Monday after Coco Vandeweghe continued America's dominance of the women's US Open by beating Karolina Pliskova.

Andy Murray says hip issue could keep him out until 2018

Andy Murray has followed Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in effectively calling time on his 2017 season. However, the now deposed world No 1 pledged he will be back at the start of the new year.

Fabio Fognini sorry for calling US Open umpire a 'whore'

During his first round singles defeat by compatriot Stefano Travaglia he swore in Italian and called Swedish umpire Louise Engzell a ‘whore’, which earned him a £18,500 fine.

Kevin Anderson beats Sam Querrey in US Open quarter final

Not since Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open has a South African made the semis at a slam, while Cliff Drysdale in 1965 was the last man to do so in New York, when it was still an amateur event.

Venus Williams says victory over Petra Kvitova 'special'

Venus Williams seized her moment to win a thrilling clash with Petra Kvitova and reach her first US Open semi-final in seven years. Williams said: 'It definitely felt like a special match.

Venus Williams into US Open semi finals

MIKE DICKSON AT FLUSHING MEADOWS: Venus Williams is even older than Roger Federer, and her season of 2017 has been barely less extraordinary.

Jamie Murray suffers mixed fortunes in US Open doubles

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' defence of their US Open title came to an end in the quarter-finals but the Scot remains on track for a second successive Grand Slam mixed doubles trophy.

Stephens beats Sevastova to reach US Open semi-final

Sloane Stephens continued her remarkable comeback by defeating Anastasija Sevastova to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.

Roger Federer still a driving force at the US Open

MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: When Federer made his tour of interviews after reaching the US Open quarter final, he did so wearing a tracksuit bearing the insignia of the Laver Cup.

Berdych to miss the Czechs Davis Cup play-off series

Tomas Berdych, who helped his country win the 2012 and 2013 Davis Cup titles, has been focusing on the ATP tour. Without him, the Czechs lost 4-1 against Australia in the first round.

France's Tsonga and Pouille to play singles vs Serbia

France captain Yannick Noah selected the 12th-ranked Tsonga and 20th-ranked Pouille ahead of No. 22 Gael Monfils, who has been named as a reserve against Serbia.

Madison Keys beats Elina Svitolina at US Open

Madison Keys ended Elina Svitolina's world No 1 hopes to make it four American women in the quarter-finals of the US Open. Keys won the fourth round match 7-6 (7/2), 1-6, 6-4

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