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US Open 2018: Defending champion Sloane knocked out by Sevastova

Defending champion Sloane Stephens has been knocked out of the US Open in the quarter-finals after defeat by 19th seed Anastasija Sevastova.The American third seed seemed to struggle physically in high temperatures in New York, with the extreme heat policy again in place.

US Open 2018: Serena 'desire has not gone down'

Serena Williams says her motivation to win major trophies remains as high as ever in motherhood after reaching the US Open quarter-finals. Williams, whose daughter Olympia turned one on Saturday, is aiming to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in New York.

US Open 2018: Wozniacki out while Kerber progresses

The US Open women’s draw has lost its top two seeds after Caroline Wozniacki suffered a shock second-round loss to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko.The world number two from Denmark has reached the US Open final twice but lost 6-4 6-2 to the world number 36.

US Open 2018: Wozniacki , Petra Kvitova into second round

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Australian Sam Stosur 6-3 6-2 in hot conditions to reach the second round of the US Open. Second seed Wozniacki, 28, broke the 2011 champion’s serve five times on a day when temperatures in New York topped 32C with high humidity.

US Open 2018: Sharapova beats veteran Schnyder to reach 2nd round

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova held off a spirited fightback from Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder to reach the second round of the US Open. The Russian defeated Schnyder – who, at 39, is the oldest player ever to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying – 6-2 7-6 (8-6).

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