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U.s. Open

  1. games
    The Fan-Free U.S. Open Shows Tennis at Its Purest — and Most BrutalWithout the raucous New York crowd to propel them, players must rely even more on their own mental fortitude.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Can Wawrinka Make Federer 2nd-Best Swiss Player?The former doubles partners face off in the U.S. Open semi-finals Friday.
  5. scary things
    Former U.S. Tennis Star James Blake Tackled, Detained by NYPD [Updated]The black ex-tennis player says five white cops swarmed him while he was waiting outside his midtown hotel. 
  6. two sets to drone
    Brooklyn Teacher Crashes Drone Into Stands During U.S. Open MatchThe seats were empty, so no one was hurt. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. the sports section
    10 Ways to Make the Next Great American Tennis StarTop players and coaches offer ideas.
  10. crimes and misdemeanors
    Drones Not Welcome Over Serena Williams at the U.S. OpenThe NYPD is not into your quadcopter.
  11. u.s. open
    Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. OpenSeventh man to win career Grand Slam.
  12. tennis
    Rafael Nadal Advances to U.S. Open FinalIf he wins tomorrow, he will be the seventh man to complete the career grand slam.
  13. photo op
    Spotted: Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Married, NeckingIn love.
  14. 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.
  15. the sports section
    Video: The Brawl at the U.S. OpenThat’s right, we said “brawl at the U.S. Open.”
  16. 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.
  17. serena williams
    On-Court Test Reveals Serena Williams to Be HumanFierce in battle, graceful in defeat.
  18. the sports section
    U.S. Open Week One: What Have We Learned?Among other things: Even Federer’s opponents want to watch him win.
  19. 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.
  20. the sports section
    Lucas Glover Wins the U.S. Open!The 29-year-old had never finished better than twentieth at a major.
  21. the sports section
    Swells Enjoy the U.S. Open While They CanEven though the tabloids have tried to stir up populist rage, there hasn’t been much evidence of it.
  22. the sports section
    Andrew Giuliani Didn’t Qualify for the U.S. OpenIf only he hadn’t been cut from the Duke golf team.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
  26. company town
    Why Do Weather Reporters Need to Stand IN a Hurricane to Report on It?Do we really need Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, and Brian Williams in Louisiana when they could cover the hurricane and the RNC at the same time? Plus, all your daily finance, real estate, law, and media news.
  27. it just happened
    Natalie Portman’s New Man Likes Walks in the Park It looks like the romance between Natalie Portman and Nathan Bogle that was first snapped at the U.S. Open, has legs! Literally — the pair were seen walking hand-in-hand through Central Park today, and damned if they weren’t caught by the paparazzi. Bogle, the model-cum-designer-cum-boyfriend (he used to design for Rag & Bone), is quite the looker, so kudos to Portman. According to JustJared.com, they’ve actually been dating for four months! We can only hope that photo-stalking of them remains at a minimum, so they stay in New York rather than decamp to Los Angeles where their every Starbucks will be dissected. Nothing would thrill us more than to see the couple out and about together in the West Village and not acknowledge them. Nathan Bogle and Natalie Portman Holding Hands [JustJared]
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. party lines
    Serena Williams Likes Nadal, Russians Not as MuchOn Friday night, the Garden of Ono was overrun by tennis balls and Heineken kegs to celebrate the U.S. Open kickoff. Like fillies just learning to walk, young lady tennis stars tottered around hesitantly, their knotty calves unaccustomed to stiletto heels. Men sporting blazers and bronzer gleefully spectated. “I really like [Rafael] Nadal,” said Serena Williams, who was avoiding alcohol and snacks for the night. We tried to get her to dish on what happens in the stadium locker room, but she upheld an Open oath of omerta. “What happens there stays there,” she said. “It’s kind of like Vegas.” Her sister Venus, who sneaked in the back, kept incognito under a tennis cap (except to say hi to Kevin Connelly and Andy Roddick). We asked Serena what new girls we should look out for on the court. “You know everyone now is so young and so good,” she said, shrugging. “And so … Russian.“—Amy Odell
  33. gossipmonger
    It’s Not Easy Playing Graydon CarterJeff Bridges has to wear a coiffed wig to play Graydon Carter in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, but he didn’t wear a fat suit. Roger Federer told Anna Wintour that he will be wearing blue and white during the day and black at night for the U.S. Open, and Andy Roddick says that Elton John actually has a good backhand. Vivica Fox was allegedly drinking at their birthday party Tuesday night despite a court mandate forbidding her to on account of her March DUI. “Obama Girl” Amber Lee Ettinger is actually more enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton. Christiane Amanpour and other CNN staffers often saw Ted Turner in a bathrobe when he lived above CNN Center in Atlanta. Elizabeth Taylor will star in a play with James Earl Jones in December to raise $1 million to fight AIDS. Bill Clinton ate at Serendipity. Justin Timberlake’s manager got him a round of golf at Glen Oaks Country Club on Long Island.