The first official matches of the U. Open championship tennis tournament start today, and, as usual, a lot of anticipation surrounds the final Grand Slam event of the year. Open this year. Beloved superstar Serena Williams has been fighting her way back into top rankings less than a year after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia. Open, officials have given her a seeding boost.
Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams for the women's title on Saturday. In the round of 16, both the men's and women's singles champions lost out on their bid to defend their titles.
Novak Djokovic, who was aiming for his fifth Grand Slam title in his last six attempts, withdrew with a shoulder injury in the middle of the third set against Stan Wawrinka.
The US Open crowd did not seem to be understanding of the situation, and booed Djokovic as he walked off the court. Earlier this year, Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the longest Wimbledon final ever , and that came after winning the Australian Open in January, where he defeated Rafael Nadal.
At the French Open championship in June, it was Nadal who put a stop to Djokovic's streak in the semifinals. Djokovic, 32, has pushed his career Grand Slam championship total to 16 titles, behind only Nadal's 18 and Federer's The World No. She became the first woman to win consecutive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams in , and was the first player to follow up her first Grand Slam singles title with another at the next event since Jennifer Capriati in At the French Open, Osaka was upset in the third round, and lost in the first round at Wimbledon.
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