ATLANTA — Given a head start, Patrick Cantlay proved uncatchable at the season-ending Tour Championship. Cantlay started the week at 10 under par and reached 21 under, never trailing for 72 consecutive holes to beat Jon Rahm of Spain, the world No. 1, by one stroke at the Tour ChampionshipContinue Reading

The moment resonated with nearly every player who has ever picked up a racket, and especially those who have reached the pinnacle of tennis. A tearful Naomi Osaka sat behind a microphone late on Friday night and spoke of how the sport she has so dominated at times has becomeContinue Reading

The Canadian flag is everywhere at the U.S. Open, where Canadian players are winning on courts across the grounds and beyond. On Saturday, Bianca Andreescu won in Louis Armstrong Stadium while Denis Shapovalov waited to play there in the night session. On Friday, Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Roberto Bautista Agut inContinue Reading

Naomi Osaka, the defending women’s singles champion, was upset 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday night by Leylah Annie Fernandez, an unseeded 18-year-old from Canada. The 73rd-ranked Fernandez, a quick and dynamic left-hander, had never faced Osaka, but she did not appearContinue Reading

The guard is changing in women’s tennis, and with Serena Williams not playing this year’s U.S. Open, the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday was left to the leaders of the generations of American players who have followed. On one side of the net was Sloane Stephens, 28,Continue Reading