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Serena Williams breezes into U.S. Open final

NEW YORK - Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches.
Wrist injury to keep Rafael Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.
Brown is the new green for Pinehurst fairways

...into Jane Crafter, a former LPGA player from Australia."(The Australians) would think it's a fabulous U.S. Open Championship, but there would be no discussion like is going on here right now," Coore said. "What's all this brown...
Bryan brothers are in the U.S. Open doubles final

NEW YORK - Bob and Mike Bryan won another tough three-set match to move within one victory of their 16th Grand Slam title.
Friendship will be put on hold Sunday in match between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki

...Williams and Wozniacki are, back at the top of their games and back together, facing one another Sunday for the U.S. Open championship.So when they were palling around in Florida, did they discuss the idea of turning their seasons around...
Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season...
Serena Williams easily wins 2013 AP Female Athlete of Year honors

Serena Williams was easily named the winner on Wednesday of the 2013 AP Female Athlete of Year award. She also won the award in 2002 and 2009.
Serena Williams cruises to victory in first round of U.S. Open, hitting serves faster than 115 mph, and taking the first 10 games.Williams is seeking her fifth U.S. Open championship, and 17th Grand Slam title overall. She improved to 61-4 in 2013 and has won eight tournaments.Earlier...
Els eyes another major win

Ernie Els is looking to add another major trophy to his collection this week at Merion.
Webb Simpson relives thrill of winning last year's U.S. Open

ARDMORE, Pa. - Webb Simpson felt the true weight this week of winning a U.S. Open championship.He's been stopped by strangers, been interviewed with his trophy by his side, and quizzed about the bird man who interrupted...