Paire parlays fun approach into upset of Nishikori

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory …

Federer launches U.S. Open bid against Mayer

(Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe …

Aussie quartet crash out of US Open

Australians Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua, Matt Ebden and John Millman have all lost their first-round US Open matches at Flushing Meadows.

Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

New York (AFP) - Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a …

Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to …

Great day to be French in New York

It was a great day to be French at the US Open on Monday with unheralded Benoit Paire stealing the headlines by knocking out fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's runner-up.

Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the US Open.

Nishikori falls in first round upset at U.S. Open

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the …