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A 'Remarkable Comeback' at US Open

Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys for her first Grand Slam title

(Newser) - In what the New York Times is calling "one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport where comebacks are the coin of the realm," the unseeded Sloane Stephens bested Madison Keys on Saturday at Queens' Arthur Ashe Stadium to win the US Open. Stephens won against the... More »

Fiery Blimp Crash Shocks Witnesses Near US Open

Witness says pilot parachuted to safety

(Newser) - "It started deflating, and then it started going down," witness Bryan Rosine tells the Journal Sentinel . "Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds." One person is reportedly injured after an advertising blimp crashed Thursday near the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.... More »

American Airlines Lost the Wrong Guy's Bags

Golfer Michael Buttacavoli withdrew from chance at US Open after his clubs misplaced

(Newser) - To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Today reports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in... More »

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Play Tennis

Kate Middleton, Scarlett Johansson among those who love playing

(Newser) - Part of the fun for US Open fans is spotting celebrities in the crowd: Notables like Michael Jordan, Anna Wintour, and Alec Baldwin have already been spied watching early matches, reports RadarOnline . But many fans don't know that these celebs love hitting the court as well. Here's a... More »

Ralph Lauren's New Tee Shows How Stressed You Are

'Polo Tech' compression shirt uses smart tech to gauge heart rate, respiration

(Newser) - Ball boys are constantly in the shadow of the tennis players they so faithfully follow. You may not know it, but they're under a lot of pressure—and Ralph Lauren plans to measure it with its new "Polo Tech" T-shirt, which ball boys are wearing at this year'... More »

US Open Ref, 70, Accused of Killing Hubby With a Mug

Lois Ann Goodman arrested in NYC

(Newser) - Drama at the US Open: Police arrested one of the tennis referees at her Manhattan hotel yesterday, charging her with the April murder of her husband at their California home. Lois Ann Goodman was in New York to work the tournament, and authorities say they would have arrested her at... More »

14-Year-Old to Play US Open

Andy Zhang to be youngest competitor ever

(Newser) - The field at this week's US Open will have a fresh face—very fresh. Andy Zhang, 14, will be the youngest competitor in the history of the tournament, the Golf Channel reports. Zhang was the second alternate, making the field after Paul Casey bowed out with an injury. "... More »

Serena's US Open Tirade to Cost Her $2K

Williams ordered to pay up after letting loose

(Newser) - How much cash will Serena Williams lose for calling the chair umpire a "hater" (among many other things) yesterday? Just $2,000, which sounds puny, and sounds even punier when you consider that's just 0.14% of the $1.4 million Williams earned at the US Open. The... More »

Injured Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open

Leg will keep him out for first time since 1994

(Newser) - Another rough milestone for Tiger Woods: He will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 because his leg still hasn't healed, reports USA Today . Woods messed up his left knee at the Masters in April while hitting from an awkward spot, and he says it'... More »

Bleacher Brawl Mars US Open

Young man, older couple get into it during tennis match

(Newser) - The normally calm US Open was rocked by a physical fight in the stands yesterday. ("Most exciting moment ever, at a tennis match?" asks Gawker . "It seems likely.") A young man reportedly dropped the f-word several times during the first set, prompting a woman next to... More »

Networks Face Tiger-Sized Hole

Drop in ad revenue forecast as casual golf fans tune out

(Newser) - Broadcasters covering major golf events are expected to see a lot less green in the coming months because of Tiger Woods' troubles. Events like the Masters and PGA Championship and the US Open, carried by CBS, are likely to see a major drop in viewer numbers and advertising dollars as... More »

Tiger, Thierry, Roger Screw Up Gillette Campaign

Endorsement dream team turns into a nightmare

(Newser) - The dream team Gillette assembled for its sports marketing campaign is starting to look like a nightmare. The roster: Roger Federer, Thierry Henry and Tiger Woods. Ouch. Every one of those international superstars has been embroiled in recent controversy; Federer for his outburst at the US Open, Henry for the... More »

Serena May Be Suspended for Tirade

Williams could be barred from up to two tournaments

(Newser) - The International Tennis Federation is still mulling a number of penalties for Serena Williams' courtside tirade at the US Open and could end up suspending her from key tournaments. Williams has already been fined $10,500 by the US Tennis Association and has apologized for her obscenity-laced rant in which... More »

Serena 'Got What She Deserved'

Tennis star's ego got the best of her in tense match

(Newser) - Serena Williams' “shameful performance” at the US Open—hurling multiple F-bombs at a lineswoman and smashing her racket—thwarted her attempts for another victory, and rightly so, Mike Lupica writes in the New York Daily News. Williams felt the lineswoman shouldn’t penalize her for a foot fault because... More »

Serena-Clijsters Semi Bigger Than Final

US Open champions face off at height of friendly rivalry

(Newser) - The women's final of the US Open isn't until tomorrow, but the most anticipated match of the tournament—perhaps of the entire year—is taking place today, when Serena Williams faces Kim Clijsters in the semis. The two have a friendly rivalry, says the New York Times: Both have Open... More »

Parents' Scandal Darkens Oudin's Run

Leslie Oudin accused of affair with Melanie's coach

(Newser) - Tennis phenom Melanie Oudin ended her storied run at the US Open last night, and mere hours later the dark clouds of scandal swirled over her moment in the sun, Bill Dwyre writes in the Los Angeles Times, as Sports Illustrated reported that mom Leslie had an affair with her... More »

Lousy Venus Serve Hits Serena

Elder Williams smacks sister in shoulder during doubles

(Newser) - Now Serena knows the full force of a Williams serve. At yesterday afternoon's first-round doubles match, Venus struck her sister in the left shoulder with an 81-mph second serve, leading to several anxious moments before Serena signaled she was OK. The pair, seeded fourth, went on to crush their opponents... More »

Clijsters Roars Back With Win

Belgian defeats Kutuzova in lopsided straight sets

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters, the 2005 US Open champ who’s been absent from the game since having a child two years ago, made a triumphant return to the tournament today, the New York Times reports. The unseeded Belgian easily dispatched Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-1, 6-1 in the first game at Arthur Ashe.... More »

Glover Takes US Open Title

(Newser) - Lucas Glover hung on today as golf's elite struggled to catch him, winning this year’s US Open at Bethpage Black, NBC Sports reports. A birdie on the 16th hole put Glover two shots ahead of a pack that included David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Barnes. Glover did not... More »

Doused, Soused Crowd Taunts Tiger at US Open

Woods could still pull off victory, but it's a long shot

(Newser) - Tiger Woods still has a shot at victory at the US Open, but it would take a record-tying comeback. And to do that Woods would need incredible focus, because some soused spectators have been working on a distracting new hazard at Bethpage Black: extensive heckling. The rowdy crowd may be... More »

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