Sure, Monica Puig would have loved another week between the Olympics and the U.S. Open to "come down from the high" of becoming Puerto Rico's first gold medalist.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal get their US Open campaigns under way Monday in the shadow of Arthur Ashe Stadium's spectacular $150 million retractable roof and alongside rock music legend Phil Collins.
Agnieszka Radwanska held on for a 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) win over Elina Svitolina in Saturday's final of the WTA Connecticut Open.
A gleaming new retractable roof is the crown jewel in a US$600 million U.S. Open makeover that bets big on tennis as the sport enters a transition period.
The U.S. Open is investing US$600 million to upgrade its grounds in Queens where the season's final Grand Slam event gets under way on Monday. Here are other key dates in the history of the tournament:
Serena Williams Seeded: 1 Age: 34 Country: United States
Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold.
Novak Djokovic Seeded: 1 Age: 29 Country: Serbia
Sam Querrey got off to a successful start at the ATP Winston-Salem tournament by reaching the third round with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska overcame a slow start and breezed past Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday night in the second round of the Connecticut Open.