Nothing has been easy this year for two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka. Her first-round match at the US Open was no different.
It doesn't get much better than first-round matches between Serena Williams and Taylor Townsend, Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko, and Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm.
Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the US Open.
Since falling to Serena Williams in last year's US Open final, former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has battled injuries and uneven play. No wonder she's a little ornery.
Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title.
World No. 1 Serena Williams is playing her best tennis heading into the season's final Grand Slam.
Roger Federer won an unprecedented sixth championship in Cincinnati, overcoming one bad set. Serena Williams dominated for her first title.
Serena Williams rallied to advance to the Western & Southern Open final, and Roger Federer moved into position Saturday night for his sixth title in the tournament.
Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury.
Seven-time Grand Slam champ Venus Williams suddenly looks like a serious threat in New York.
Eleventh-seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night.
Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup.
If the fans had their wish, Caroline Wozniacki would be facing local favorite Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday in the third round of the Rogers Cup.
Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.