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Victoria Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight over her son

Victoria Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight over her son

The 28-year-old said last week she would skip Flushing Meadows rather than be separated from her baby.

Rafael Nadal hails 'unbelievable' climb back to World No.1

Rafael Nadal hails 'unbelievable' climb back to World No.1

Nadal, knocked out in the Cincinnati quarter-finals last week by Australian Nick Kyrgios, had slipped to as low as 13th in the ATP rankings midway through 2015.

Rafael Nadal begins fourth stint as World No. 1 in ATP Rankings after nine years since his first

Rafael Nadal begins fourth stint as World No. 1 in ATP Rankings after nine years since his first

He had first shot to fame the year he had clinched a French Open, Wimbledon double in 2008. A 41 weeks reign saw its end two months after his shock defeat to Robin Soderling at Roland Garros in 2009. He regained the honour with the end of the 2010 season following his three grand slam victories including the US Open. A year-long dominance at the tennis court. He had last held the spot exactly three years and 45 days ago on July 6, 2014

Garbine Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Simona Halep for Cincinnati WTA title

Garbine Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Simona Halep for Cincinnati WTA title

Sixth-seeded Spaniard Muguruza needed only 56 minutes to capture her second title of the year and her first in a US event, taking the $522,450 top prize in the last major US Open tuneup.

Cincinnati Masters: Grigor Dimitrov downs Nick Kyrgios for biggest career crown

Cincinnati Masters: Grigor Dimitrov downs Nick Kyrgios for biggest career crown

Kyrgios, who ousted Monday`s new world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, has not won an ATP title since taking his third last year in Tokyo.

Leander Paes pairs up with Purav Raja for Winston-Salem, US Open

Leander Paes pairs up with Purav Raja for Winston-Salem, US Open

Paes, ranked 59, has paired with Raja and Sharan with Germany's Andre Begemann, who is placed 66.

Rafael Nadal confirmed for Brisbane International

Rafael Nadal confirmed for Brisbane International

The 15-time Grand Slam champion will take the top rankings spot when the official ATP rankings are released on Monday.

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep seeks No. 1 in Cincy; Nick Kyrgios storms into final

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep seeks No. 1 in Cincy; Nick Kyrgios storms into final

The second-ranked Romanian tries to become the 24th different woman atop the list by winning Sunday`s final against Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, who ousted top-ranked Czech defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2.

Nick Kyrgios beats new World No.1 Rafael Nadal to reach Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

Nick Kyrgios beats new World No.1 Rafael Nadal to reach Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

For Nadal, this was his third straight upset after his La Decima at Roland Garros, barring him each time to even head into the semis. He had lost to Giles Muller in a pulsating five-setter in the round of 16 of Wimbledon 2017, then came a shock in Montreal quarters when 18-year-old Dennis Shapovalov scripted his first upset in the highway to US Open.

Former champion Samantha Stosur out of US Open with hand injury

Stosur, ranked 43rd in the world, will be replaced in the main draw by Germany`s Annika Beck, 23, for the hardcourt showdown at Flushing Meadows that begins on August 28.

Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Juan Martin Del Potro for first time to reach quarter-final

Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Juan Martin Del Potro for first time to reach quarter-final

The seventh-seeded Bulgarian advanced to his eighth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Del Potro, who struggled with the intense heat in the closing stages of the one hour 39 minute match.

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot; sails into quarter-final

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot; sails into quarter-final

Romania`s Halep, a French Open runner-up for the second time in June, can overtake top-ranked Czech defending champion Karolina Pliskova by winning the title in the final major tuneup for the US Open.

US Open 2017: Victoria Azarenka could miss season's final Grand Slam due to custody battle

US Open 2017: Victoria Azarenka could miss season's final Grand Slam due to custody battle

The 28-year-old, who reached the finals at the U.S. Open in 2012 and 2013, remains optimistic that legal arrangements can be worked out to allow her to compete shortly.

Sania Mirza - Peng Shuai progress, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

Sania Mirza - Peng Shuai progress, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese duo romped home with a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over Germany`s Julia Görges and Ukraine`s Olga Savchuk in a last-16 clash that lasted one and a half hour on Wednesday.

World No 1 Rafael Nadal wins opener, US teen ousts Alexander Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

World No 1 Rafael Nadal wins opener, US teen ousts Alexander Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, improving to 15-0 in ATP matches against the Frenchman.

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

The 27-year-old world number nine becomes the latest of a clutch of high-ranked players to take time out from the sport due to injury.

Serena Williams targeting 'outrageous' Australian Open title defense

Serena Williams targeting 'outrageous' Australian Open title defense

Williams said during her pregnancy layoff she had kept a close eye on the tennis world, including her sister Venus's run to the Wimbledon final

Cincinnati Open: Juan Maritin Del Potro, Nick Kyrgios advance; Milos Raonic withdraws

Cincinnati Open: Juan Maritin Del Potro, Nick Kyrgios advance; Milos Raonic withdraws

Former U.S. Open champion del Potro beat 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 3-6 7-6(1) 6-0, while Kyrgios opened with a 6-2 6-3 dismissal of ninth seed David Goffin of Belgium in the Cincinnati heat.

Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

The 30-year-old Russian, who returned from a 15-month doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard at the French Open, then missed the grasscourt season, including Wimbledon, with a thigh injury.

Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Open; Rafael Nadal to become World No 1

Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Open; Rafael Nadal to become World No 1

On the women's side, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova have announced that they will not play in the event.