Venus Williams of the US is congratulated by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium (L) after Williams won their match at the US Open tennis championships in New York, August 26, 2013.
The fifth seed Li Na from China breezed into 2013 US Open second round after beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.
Roger Federer plans to prove doubters wrong at the US Open despite having fallen to a seventh seed, the 17-time Grand Slam's champion's lowest US Open spot since 2002.
Two of the star's four losses in past 14 months were to Belarussian
World No 1 remains undaunted by losses at tune-up events
Andy Murray of Britain (R) and Serena Williams of the US talk after the Draw Ceremony before the start of the 2013 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, August 22, 2013.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova planned to change her last name into Sugarpova temporarily to promote her candy brand, foreign media reported Tuesday.
Russian top tennis player Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the US Open tournament due to shoulder injury, the organizers said Thursday.
Wimbeldon champions Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei kept their fantastic year going at the Western & Southern Open, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic for the Premier-level title.
Rafa Nadal continued his outstanding hardcourt form beating John Isner 7-6 7-6 in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday.
Victoria Azarenka won a showdown between the world's two top ranked players beating number one Serena Williams in a three set thriller 2-6 6-2 7-6 in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday.
World number one Serena Williams fought her way to a 7-5 7-5 win over defending champion Li Na to reach the final of the Western and Southern Open on Saturday.