U.S. Open at a glance
Schedule: Play begins today. The women’s singles final is Sept. 8; the men’s singles final is Sept. 9. According to the U.S. Tennis Association, it’s the first time since 1954 that the tournament is scheduled to end on a Monday. Each of the past five years, rain pushed the men’s final from Sunday to Monday.
On court today: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. Ryan Harrison, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. Nick Kyrgios, No. 7 Roger Federer vs. Grega Zemlja; No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Francesca Schiavone, No. 5 Li Na vs. Olga Govortsova, No. 15 Sloane Stephens vs. Mandy Minella, No. 30 Laura Robson vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
Quoteworthy: “I feel more comfortable now than six months ago, that’s for sure. But I still have pain some days.” – 12-time major champion Nadal, speaking about his troublesome left knee.
Noteworthy: 19 – American women in the U.S. Open field, the most in the main draw at any Grand Slam tournament since 2006.