What to Watch on Sunday at the U.S. Open

Barbora Krejcikova and Garbiñe Muguruza meet in a battle of players ranked in the top 10 in the world. Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime plays Frances Tiafoe.

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Putting the ‘Open’ Back Into the U.S. Open

The Grand Slam tournament that signals the end of summer in New York welcomes fans who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to pack the house when the main draw begins Monday.

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David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.

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A U.S. Open Missing Fans and Stars: Was It Worth It?

No Federer or Nadal, and so many top women taking a pass, plus a fracas with the French, but the United States Tennis Association needed to hold this tournament and has no regrets.

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Automated Judging Changed the U.S. Open. Except at a Crucial Moment.

A new system meant no line judges on all but two courts, including the one where Novak Djokovic was playing when he hit a judge with a ball.

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With No Crowd, Serena Williams Rallies Herself to Reach U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Her win over Maria Sakkari was her 100th at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most of any player.

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Ashe Stadium Again Turns Into an Arena of the Absurd

The stadium has been home to thrilling tennis moments, but also to strange and unusual ones.

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This Year’s U.S. Open Does Not Allow Spectators. Except These Lucky Few.

Baristas, court attendants and other employees are enjoying an odd perk this year: Access to the matches, without the crowds.

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Serena Williams Wins First Match of U.S. Open

Williams beat Kristie Ahn 7-5, 6-3 to begin her chase for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.

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A Long Trip, a U.S. Open Bubble and a Terrible Luck of the Draw

Anhelina Kalinina and Damir Dzumhur traveled from Eastern Europe to get to the United States Open. Then they ran into the buzz saw of No. 1 seeds.

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The Bizarro 2020 U.S. Open Begins

If a Grand Slam tournament happens and there are not 50,000 daily spectators there to watch it, is it really a scene? The players are making it one.

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Will the U.S. Open Show Big Events Can Return to New York?

The city is used to holding so many big events, but what is possible with the coronavirus? As the United States Open begins on Monday under a microscope, the answer could be at hand.

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