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  1. coronavirus
    Most U.S. Sports Leagues Have Suspended Their Seasons Due to CoronavirusThe NHL, MLB, MLS, and NBA are all either suspending or canceling play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. games
    We’re All Fake Fans NowWe know more about athletes than ever, but it hasn’t made them more human to us.
  3. encounter
    A Tennis History Lesson With the Oldest Living Grand Slam Champ“You could travel the world and live like a king. And you didn’t make any money,” says 95-year-old Vic Seixas.
  4. games
    After the U.S. Open, Maybe We Should Just Abolish Umps?The upside of human referees is almost nonexistent, but the downside is the possibility of Serena vs. Ramos.
  5. games
    The Sports Miracle Named SerenaShe’s 37 years old and occupying a nearly unprecedented role in professional athletics. Go see her play at the U.S. Open—you’ll be very glad you did.
  6. It’s an All-American Women’s Semifinal at U.S. Open for First Time in DecadesVenus Williams leads a surging pack of Americans at Flushing Meadows.
  7. For the First Time Since 2009, an American Man Will Play in Grand Slam SemifinalWith his upset of Andy Murray, American Sam Querrey has reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career.
  8. feature
    The Making of America’s Next Great Tennis Talent, in Two Very Different LabsTaylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe are the future of the sport, but their pasts couldn’t be more different.
  9. select all
    4 Ways One Photoshopper Made Olympic Tennis Even More InterestingTennis looks a lot more fun in outer space.
  10. the sports section
    Maria Sharapova Failed a Doping Test at the Australian OpenShe tested positive for meldonium, which was added to the sport’s banned list on January 1.
  11. the sports section
    Lleyton Hewitt Denies He Ever Fixed Matches“I think it’s a joke to deal with it. Obviously, there’s no possible way.”
  12. the sports section
    Tennis Officials to Testify in ParliamentAccording to The Telegraph, the Culture, Media and Sport select committee plans to announce hearings into the sport’s match-fixing scandal.
  13. What You Need to Know About the Tennis Match-Fixing ScandalAn investigation by BuzzFeed and the BBC found that 16 players have been repeatedly flagged to authorities because of suspicions they threw matches.
  14. the sports section
    Flavia Pennetta Defeats Roberta Vinci to Win U.S. Open FinalShe’s now retiring after her first Grand Slam singles victory.
  15. Can Wawrinka Make Federer 2nd-Best Swiss Player?The former doubles partners face off in the U.S. Open semi-finals Friday.
  16. the sports section
    Serena Williams Trumps Venus, Advances to U.S. Open Semifinal“She’s the toughest player I ever played in my life, and the best person I know,” said Serena.
  17. the sports section
    Stan Wawrinka Is Tired of Being the Second-Best Swiss Tennis PlayerHe’s on the brink of tennis greatness, and he’s hoping to prove it to himself — and everyone else — at this year’s U.S. Open.
  18. two sets to drone
    Brooklyn Teacher Crashes Drone Into Stands During U.S. Open MatchThe seats were empty, so no one was hurt. 
  19. u.s. open
    Rafael Nadal Is ‘in a Much Better Position Now’ Going Into the U.S. OpenTalking to the King of Clay about this week’s much-anticipated tournament.
  20. encounter
    Waiting for Novak Djokovic With Tennis Great (Turned Coach) Boris BeckerOn the eve of the U.S. Open, he’s playing mind games with Roger Federer and relishing being back on the circuit.
  21. the sports section
    New York City’s Public Tennis Courts Aren’t Getting Much LoveAfter a huge dip in the number of players, city officials are looking for ways to win them back.
  22. the sports section
    10 Ways to Make the Next Great American Tennis StarTop players and coaches offer ideas.
  23. the sports section
    U.S. Open: Can Gasquet and Wawrinka Break the Mind Barrier?The lesser-known men’s semifinalists at Arthur Ashe this year have a history of blowing big matches.
  24. the sports section
    Andy Murray Is Going to Need Some New Rackets After U.S. Open LossHe did not take the loss well.
  25. protests
    A Flare-Waving Protester Drew Attention to Himself at the French OpenAnd Nadal won.
  26. parks and rec
    City Quietly Doubles Cost of Annual Tennis PermitsIs this really necessary?
  27. u.s. open
    Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. OpenSeventh man to win career Grand Slam.
  28. tennis
    Rafael Nadal Advances to U.S. Open FinalIf he wins tomorrow, he will be the seventh man to complete the career grand slam.
  29. fight fight fight!
    U.S. Open Brawl: Loud Murray Hill Man Versus Angry Long Island Woman“I don’t give a fuck what anyone wants!” barked obnoxious young man.
  30. rafael nadal
    ‘Aggressive’ Rafael Nadal Takes Wimbledon“He looked normal, only he was different, more vicious.”
  31. you got served
    Serena Williams Wins WimbledonIn under an hour and a half.
  32. the sports section
    Our Sports Blog Managed to Cover Juan Martin del Potro’s U.S. Open Win Without Objectifying HimSeriously, this is why you should tune in to the Sports Section.
  33. the sports section
    U.S. Open Week One: What Have We Learned?Among other things: Even Federer’s opponents want to watch him win.
  34. the sports section
    The U.S. Open: Villainous Serbs, Boring No. 1 Russians, and the Swiss GuyThe players and personalities to watch for in Flushing.
  35. the sports section
    Did Anybody Else Feel Physically and Emotionally Exhausted…… after Federer finally broke Roddick yesterday?
  36. the sports section
    Did We Jinx Rafa?When we ran tennis great Rafael Nadal on our Fashion Issue cover last fall, he was at the top of his athletic and sartorial games. So what happened?
  37. hellivision
    The Real Housewives Go to CourtThe tennis court, that is. Which, in this case, is worse than the alternative.
  38. the sports section
    Gee, Roger Federer Won the U.S. Open. Yay?This would have been a lot more fun if Rafael Nadal were involved.
  39. the sports section
    Jelena Jankovic, Gracious LoserSerena Williams won the U.S. Open last night, leaving Jelena Jankovic free to be the sorest loser. Like she’s freaking McEnroe or something?
  40. the sports section
    Leitch: Required Reading Before Attending the U.S. OpenIn other sports, there are rules and regulations to be followed, lest you find yourself duct-taped to the men’s-room ceiling.
  41. party lines
    John Mayer and Tennis Pro James Blake Are FriendsThankfully, they’re not dating.
  42. the sports section
    Leitch: Federer Making His Final Stand at the U.S. OpenRafael Nadal has usurped Roger Federer in every possible fashion.
  43. company town
    Wait, Are We Supposed to Feel Sorry for Lloyd Blankfein?That’s not the only mind-bender in our daily industry roundup.
  44. company town
    Bernanke Says That a Recession Is ‘Possible’As both the economy and the media seem to be contracting, Jared Kushner solidiers on, throwing himself into a new project after his breakup with Ivanka. All this and more in our roundup of finance, media, law, and real-estate news.
  45. the sports section
    Roger Federer Loves, Aces Pete SamprasAnna Wintour looked quite the chic cheerleader last night. Poised next to Rupert Murdoch, she watched her favorite Fashion Week buddy, Roger Federer, battle it out against tennis hero Pete Sampras at the sold-out Madison Square Garden. In fact, an assortment of celebrities —Tiger Woods, Chloë Sevigny, Regis Philbin, and a fresh-from-court Barry Diller —showed up to watch the dashing Federer and the legendary Sampras fight it out on the court. But while the two tennis greats were fierce during the game, they were friendly before, during a Q&A session in front of a VIP crowd in the NetJets private lounge, where they compared Wimbledon wins, private-plane experiences, “favorite strokes” (they both like their serves), and training schedules. Federer says he plays for four to five hours a day, in addition to body conditioning and routine massages. “Yeah, it’s pretty much the same for me,” the now-retired Sampras agreed, then paused and said he was kidding. “To be honest, I get bored after about an hour.” When asked if he had any advice for the reigning champ Federer, Sampras smiled: “Sure. Quit now.” Then Federer beat him. —Katie Goldsmith
  46. photo op
    In Which Some Getty Photographer Continues to Be Obsessed With Roger Federer’s Feet Look! Roger Federer wore sneakers again yesterday! But they’re different ones! Maybe Anna likes these better? Earlier: Tennis Shoes
  47. photo op
    Roger Federer Makes Anna Wintour So Very HappyThe most interesting thing about Anna Wintour’s intense crush on Roger Federer isn’t just that she’s showing up at the Tennis Center for even his early-round matches — Miss Anna was there again yesterday, to watch her man beat Paul Capdeville of Chile in straight sets — but that, even more remarkably, she seemed to be happy. What’s come over her? Earlier: At ‘Men’s Vogue’ Dinner, Roger Federer Makes Anna Wintour Giggle Anna Wintour Fails to Lighten Up, Even Under Blazing Sun
  48. intel
    Anna Wintour Fails to Lighten Up, Even Under Blazing SunWhy does Anna Wintour look so mad? She’s at the U.S. Open; she should be having fun! Is it because she’s been exposed to sunlight? Nope. It’s because one of her dreadful aides has failed her once again. A Daily Intel spy spotted Miss Anna reaming out the hapless helper outside of Court 13 on day one of the Open yesterday because she was briefly denied access to the stands. Seems officials wouldn’t let her — or anyone else, not that that matters — in until a changeover. Bad assistant! Very bad!
  49. gossipmonger
    Closing the BoxSome Lower East Siders are trying to get the Box closed because it’s more a nightclub and less the “cultural institution” its owners promised it would be. (And also, we presume, because it’s utterly insufferable.) At the age of 50, Kelly Klein, ex of Calvin, is finally having a baby. Hillary Clinton raised $500,000 at a fund-raiser at Ted Danson’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. The beach is eroding in front of Tina Brown and Harry Evans’s place in Quogue. John McEnroe is in talks with Larry Ellison to establish a tennis training center in Flushing Meadows. Andy Roddick had stage fright when asked to say a few words at a party in his honor at Tenjune. A bunch of guests got lost en route to Donna Karan’s house in East Hampton. Tom Petty played two gigs in the Hamptons for $1.7 million. (Paul McCartney and Renée Zellweger were there.) Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning looked for the entrance to La Esquina.
  50. photo op
    Tennis Shoes The U.S. Open started today. Roger Federer, the No. 1 seed, played Scoville Jenkins, an American. Federer won in straight sets. These are his shoes. We can only imagine what parts of Federer the AFP will be offering by the time this thing ends, in two weeks.
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