Nadal savours being part of the dream generation

By Julien Pretot NEW YORK, Sept 11 : Belonging to a generation of era-defining champions is of greater importance to Spanish juggernaut Rafa Nadal than his long-term rivalry with Roger Federer. World number one Nadal won his third U.S. Open and 16th grand slam title with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 demolition of South African Kevin […]

There’s no place like home for US Open champion Stephens

By Julien Pretot NEW YORK, Sept 10 : Sloane Stephens is determined that her unlikely triumph at the US Open will not change her too much and believes she will remain the same home-loving woman she has always been. The 24-year-old’s ruthless demolition of fellow American Madison Keys on Arthur Ashe Stadium to win her […]

American tennis big winner at US Open

By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 10 : Sloane Stephens may have hoisted the U.S. Open trophy on Saturday with her defeat of Madison Keys but American tennis was the big winner at the year’s final grand slam. With American women sweeping the semi-finals to guarantee a home-grown winner, it has been a giddy fortnight […]

Stephens has no sympathy for vanquished Keys at US Open

By Rory Carroll NEW YORK, Sept 10 : US Open champion Sloane Stephens said she has no pity for Madison Keys after thrashing her 6-3 6-0 in Saturday’s final, given the huge runnersup check her friend will receive. Stephens was taken aback when asked if she felt bad for her fellow American after the one-sided […]

Ice-cool Stephens too good for Keys in U.S. Open final

By Julien Pretot NEW YORK, Sept 10 : Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout the U.S. Open final, playing near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys as the future of American women’s tennis seemed assured on Saturday. The 24-year-old, back this summer from almost a year […]