Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray reached the US Open second round on Tuesday as the crushing heat took the number of first-round retirements to a record 10.
Five-time champion Roger Federer gets his bid to become the oldest US Open winner in 45 years underway on Tuesday but will be overshadowed by Andy Murray's clash with enfant terrible Nick Kyrgios.
Serena Williams launched her bid to complete a calendar Grand Slam by overwhelming Russian Vitalia Diatchenko, while Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of the tournament on Monday.
Novak Djokovic cruised into the second round of the US Open on a day when Rafael Nadal also advanced, while last year's runner-up Kei Nishikori crashed out of the tournament.
Rafael Nadal's memories of his lone match against Borna Coric at US Open are a bit fuzzy, which is understandable.
As she begins her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam when the US Open begins, Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history, but accepts that pressure as the price for dominating a generation of women's tennis.
Serena Williams begins her quest to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam while past winners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will also launch their campaigns on Monday.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova pulled out of the US Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the 28-year-old said on Sunday.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won her second straight Connecticut Open title, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the final.
Kevin Anderson used his powerful serve to end the unlikely run of qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert with a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the final of the Winston-Salem Open.
Sania Mirza said winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is a 'huge honour' that will push her further to do well on the professional tour and next year's Rio Olympic Games.
Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the Wimbledon women's doubles title recently, was on Saturday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Sania Mirza, who will receive the Khel Ratna award on Saturday, said her former mixed doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi is also a deserving candidate for the honour.
Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for the second straight major semi-final after beating her Russian rival for the 17th consecutive time at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the US Open quarter-finals, while Andy Murray might have to get past Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer just to reach the final.