Serena Williams draws up-and-coming teen Taylor Townsend in opener at U.S. Open

...Second-seeded Roger Federer and fourth-seeded David Ferrer are in the other half.Williams, seeking her third consecutive title at Flushing Meadows, hasn't reached the quarterfinals at any of the first three Grand Slam events of 2014."The way my year's been...


...withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.Isner, seeded 13th for next week's tournament at Flushing Meadows, was to have played Lukas Rosol.At No. 15, Isner is the highest-ranked American in the U.S. Open."I can't...

Mr. Joseph Williams (FLUSHING, N.Y.)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Mr. Williams, a retired welder, was a former native of Millen, who made his home in Flushing, N.Y., passed on August 29, 2002, at St. John Episcopal Hospital in New York. His wife, children, sisters and brothers...

Wrist injury to keep Rafael Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

...blamed on a bad right wrist, one week before play begins at Flushing Meadows."I am sure you understand that it is a very tough...draw is Thursday.Federer reached six consecutive finals at Flushing Meadows from 2004-09, but hasn't been that far since...

Rafael Nadal withdraws from two US Open tuneups

...They would have represented his hard-court preparation for this year's U.S. Open.Nadal won his second championship at Flushing Meadows in 2013. That is part of his collection of 14 Grand Slam titles, tied with Pete Sampras for second in the history...

Andy Murray makes an unexpected early exit from U.S. Open

...from his historic Wimbledon championship, Murray bowed out at Flushing Meadows, losing 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to Wawrinka."I have...2011 U.S. Open, but he lost to Murray in the 2012 final at Flushing Meadows, then again in this July's final at the All England...

Airlines agree to costly drinking water tests, flushing

...new agreement could be costly to the industry, in part because some planes will have to be flown to airports capable of the flushing and testing required. The agreement with major carriers require the airlines to analyze possible sources of contamination...

Serena Williams to be No. 1 seed in bid to repeat at U.S. Open

...will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open as she tries to do something she's never done: win a second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows.Williams is a four-time champion at the U.S. Open, including in 2012. Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi...

Quality improves as leaks are fixed

Corrective measures that included flushing storm drains with clean water have mostly eliminated the discharge...sewage per day into a storm drain that empties into the river.Flushing chlorinated water from a fire hydrant through the drain likely...

Metro | Savannah River Bacteria
2 arrested after drugs flushed

...at a North Augusta Huddle House after police say they were flushing drugs down the toilet. Police were sent to the restaurant...intoxicated" people in the bathroom. Police said they heard flushing as they came into the bathroom and that they recovered a plastic...