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Washington’s Citi Open extends title sponsorship through 2023 in wake of sellout 2021 event

After the D.C. tournament was canceled in 2020, the presence of star Rafael Nadal drove sell-out crowds this summer.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam quest with a rout in the U.S. Open final

Novak Djokovic's chase for a 21st major title and a Grand Slam came to an end at the hands of second-seed Daniil Medvedev, who won his first major in straight sets.
  • Sep 12, 2021

D.C.'s Robin Montgomery, 17, sweeps U.S. Open junior girls’ singles, doubles titles

The Washington native became the first American to win the U.S. Open junior girls' singles and doubles titles in the same year since Lindsay Davenport in 1992.
  • Sep 11, 2021

From qualifier to champ, Emma Raducanu tops fellow teen Leylah Fernandez in U.S. Open final

Raducanu, 18, won a fiercely contested battle of brave shot-making and defensive grit, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the U.S. Open championship.
  • Sep 11, 2021

Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam quest is alive and well, and he will meet Daniil Medvedev in U.S. Open final

Novak Djokovic, the top-seeded Serb, is one win from capturing tennis's first Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969, Daniil Medvedev stands in his way.
  • Sep 10, 2021

U.S. Open women’s final is a contrast of styles — and a potential preview of sport’s future

Leylah Fernandez, 19, and Emma Raducanu, 18, have stormed into the final, fueled by belief and shot-making.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Teens Leylah Fernandez, Emma Raducanu storm into U.S. Open final on grit and belief

Leylah Fernandez won her fourth straight match against a top seed when she beat Aryna Sabalenka Thursday night, and will play for a major title on Saturday.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Novak Djokovic, two wins from record-breaking Grand Slam, keeps finding a higher mental gear

Novak Djokovic raised his game to oust Matteo Berrettini in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Can he do so again Friday against Alexander Zverev for a place in Sunday's final?
  • Sep 9, 2021

At the U.S. Open, a pair of teen semifinalists breathes joyful life into women’s draw

The stunning runs of Canada's Leylah Fernandez and England's Emma Raducanu have injected life into a women's draw that looked depleted of stars before it started.
  • Sep 8, 2021

At the U.S. Open, the absence of Americans is historic — and a long time coming

The U.S. Open, which began in the 1880s, has no Americans in the quarterfinals for the first time, but plenty of luminaries believe the next wave is on the way.
  • Sep 7, 2021