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US Open 2021: Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou explains why injury forced legend to withdraw. Serena Williams withdrew from the 2021 US Open on Wednesday, citing a torn hamstring. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion initially suffered the injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon in June. cbssports.comUS Open 2021: Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou explains why injury forced legend to withdraw

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US Open 2021: Odds, storylines, and how to watch

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While this year's schedule is mostly back to normal due to COVID-19, there was still one big change: the Tokyo Games. Olympic tennis nosed its way into the schedule between Wimbledon and the US Open, and a number of players opted to use that time to rest and recover instead of heading to Tokyo.

That didn't end up helping much. Roger Federer dropped out of the Olympics due to a recurrent knee injury, but now he's out for the season. The same thing happened to Rafael Nadal and his foot. Serena Williams, who tore her hamstring during her first round at Wimbledon, missed the Olympics as well. Venus Williams didn't participate. Now both Williams sisters are out of the Open with injuries. 

The absence of Federer, Nadal, Serena, and Venus sets an important landmark in tennis.

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 25, 2021

The guard is changing. It's not a quick change, but it is happening. Novak Djokovic is still at his peak, dominating his competition at will, and Serena seems determined to keep trying to win Grand Slam 24 until she's physically unable to, but the next generation of players are starting to take center stage. Stafanos Tsitsipas. Mario Berrettini. Coco Gauff. Maria Sakkari. Sofia Kenin. And players like Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty have already been making names for themselves. 

This year's US Open could be our first peek at what the next few years have in store. The end of the Big Three and the Williams sisters' dominance is a reason for pause, but it's ushering in a new era with new stars, new styles, and new rivalries. Bring it on. 

After Novak Djokovic's triumph at Wimbledon, his third Grand Slam win of the year, it looked like he would cruise onto the gold medal podium at the Tokyo Olympics before taking Flushing Meadows by storm and accomplishing only the second Golden Slam in history.

Reality stepped in at the Olympics, though. The seemingly unbeatable Djokovic lost to Alexander Zverev in the bronze medal match, then pulled out of his bronze medal mixed doubles match due to a shoulder injury. After that, Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open. We've seen precious little of him since Tokyo, so we have no idea whether his shoulder injury is severe or if it's healed. With how dominant Djokovic has been this year, an injury may be the only way to beat him. 

The women's field continues to be wide ranging competition between as many as 10 different players, but one has started to hoist herself above the others: Ashleigh Barty. Most people weren't expecting a lot from her after her second-round exit at the French Open, but at Wimbledon she wowed everyone with her strength, consistency, and confidence. That led to her first Wimbledon title (and her second-ever Grand Slam) in June. 

Barty got eliminated early on at the Olympics, but came back from Tokyo in great form, winning the Western & Southern Open. She's coming in on a roll, but the 2020 defending champion, Naomi Osaka, will also be battling her way to the top after a difficult few months on the court. 

Even after his Olympic hiccup, Djokovic is still far and away the favorite to win at Flushing Meadows. But his competitors have narrowed the gap somewhat. No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev and No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev have much better odds to win here than they did at Wimbledon. If Djokovic's shoulder injury isn't fully healed, both could have a chance. 

Courtesy of Bet MGM and Yahoo Sportsbook, here are the odds for the top five seeds.

Barty is the third woman to win a Grand Slam this year, and despite her late-season surge at the Western & Southern Open, the competitiveness of the women's field means she's definitely not running away with it. She's the favorite to win, but not by too much. Osaka is nipping at her heels.

Courtesy of Bet MGM and Yahoo Sportsbook, here are the odds for the top five seeds.

ESPN is the home of the 2021 US Open whether you're watching on your TV, computer, or mobile device. ESPN and ESPN2 will be airing wall-to-wall coverage of the singles competition, starting with the first matches of the day at 11:00 a.m. ET and ending when the final matches of the day end around 12 hours later. 

Watching on ESPN's terrestrial TV channel means you're subject to the whims of the network. They'll be featuring the biggest stars of the game, cutting from match to match depending the significance or who's playing. But on the ESPN app (or going to espn.com/watch on your computer), you're in control. Through the first four rounds, matches on 16 courts will be featured on the app or through ESPN+. That number will drop to 12 courts on Sept. 9, which is when the semifinals start. 

Once the tournament reaches the semifinal stage, ESPN takes over exclusively. They'll air the women's semis on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. ET and the women's finals on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. The men's semis will air on Friday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, and the men's finals will air Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. 

As millions of students continue to return to school over the coming weeks, one state's governor is stepping up the call for vaccinations among his constituents.

A visually impaired athlete from Japan's judo team was hit by one of the e-Palette pods on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic launches his quest for a historic calendar-year Grand Slam on Tuesday at the US Open while fellow world number one Ashleigh Barty starts her chase for back-to-back Slam titles.

A day after Andy Murray went ballistic about Stefanos Tsitsipas’ long restroom breaks in the middle of matches, Alexander Zverev continued to pile on.

Only Serena Williams could pull this look off.

Dwayne Johnson agrees that he sees the resemblance he shares with Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office in Alabama

Lucky break or disruptive late rethink? Either way, Britain’s most exciting young player Emma Raducanu will have to adjust her preparation, after her scheduled US Open opponent Jennifer Brady pulled out at the 11th hour.

"You know what? Get the (expletive) out!" DeChambeau yelled at a fan after the BMW Championship.

The discussion at, ahem, Flush-ing Meadows on Tuesday swirled around whether it was “reasonable” that play was delayed for more than eight minutes because Tsitsipas took his time while exchanging his sweaty outfit for a fresh one between the fourth and fifth sets of a nearly five-hour victory over Murray a day earlier. Murray, who swapped shirts while seated on his changeover bench before the final set, is among those who have advocated for some sort of rule switch. Or have stronger consequences than the simple warning that Tsitsipas received from the chair umpire for a time violation Monday, when he and Murray both were soaked from 70% humidity and heat in the low 80s Fahrenheit (high 20s Celsius).

The most telling thing about Emma Raducanu’s first-round win, in view of her tender age, is that it surprised absolutely no-one. Raducanu went out as the heavy favourite against Stefanie Voegele – a Swiss 31-year-old who has played hundreds of tour-level matches – and promptly squashed her for the loss of five games: 6-2, 6-3.

The 14-year-old YouTuber Piper Rockelle said bikinis "are not sexual" unless you "view us that way" in response to Pink's claim of child exploitation.

Whether it “put a little chip” on his shoulder or not, Patrick Cantlay wasn’t going to feed the fire after his BMW Championship victory.

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley both received the same purse for Sunday's Showtime boxing match.

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HRH Princess Charlene/InstagramThe narrative of a love match between Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride, former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, so relentlessly marketed by the tiny principality, has long struggled to maintain credibility when confronted with reality.Even before their wedding, there were extraordinary stories that Charlene tried to thrice flee the statelet only to be intercepted and brought back to the palace by the local security service.One of her escape at

The actress, who was severely injured while hiking in the Congo, shared photos from a trip to Fenway Park, where she was able to walk without crutches

Giuliani is under federal investigation over potential violations of foreign lobbying laws with his work in Ukraine and is being sued over defamation.

Andy Murray is aware that Stefanos Tsitsipas has a growing reputation for pushing the boundaries when it comes to taking breaks during a match. Murray expected that to be an issue during their first-round match at the U.S. Open — and, when it was, that didn't sit well. Murray figures there was enough for him to deal with in Monday's high heat and humidity: He's 34.

A few days after Lisa Rinna's televised complaints about Amelia Hamlin's boyfriend Scott Disick, the model appeared to get back at her parents by sharing a photo of them in the nude.

US Open 2021: Odds, storylines, and how to watch

Sportskeeda 30 August, 2021 - 07:20am

While this year's schedule is mostly back to normal due to COVID-19, there was still one big change: the Tokyo Games. Olympic tennis nosed its way into the schedule between Wimbledon and the US Open, and a number of players opted to use that time to rest and recover instead of heading to Tokyo.

That didn't end up helping much. Roger Federer dropped out of the Olympics due to a recurrent knee injury, but now he's out for the season. The same thing happened to Rafael Nadal and his foot. Serena Williams, who tore her hamstring during her first round at Wimbledon, missed the Olympics as well. Venus Williams didn't participate. Now both Williams sisters are out of the Open with injuries. 

The absence of Federer, Nadal, Serena, and Venus sets an important landmark in tennis.

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 25, 2021

The guard is changing. It's not a quick change, but it is happening. Novak Djokovic is still at his peak, dominating his competition at will, and Serena seems determined to keep trying to win Grand Slam 24 until she's physically unable to, but the next generation of players are starting to take center stage. Stafanos Tsitsipas. Mario Berrettini. Coco Gauff. Maria Sakkari. Sofia Kenin. And players like Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty have already been making names for themselves. 

This year's US Open could be our first peek at what the next few years have in store. The end of the Big Three and the Williams sisters' dominance is a reason for pause, but it's ushering in a new era with new stars, new styles, and new rivalries. Bring it on. 

After Novak Djokovic's triumph at Wimbledon, his third Grand Slam win of the year, it looked like he would cruise onto the gold medal podium at the Tokyo Olympics before taking Flushing Meadows by storm and accomplishing only the second Golden Slam in history.

Reality stepped in at the Olympics, though. The seemingly unbeatable Djokovic lost to Alexander Zverev in the bronze medal match, then pulled out of his bronze medal mixed doubles match due to a shoulder injury. After that, Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open. We've seen precious little of him since Tokyo, so we have no idea whether his shoulder injury is severe or if it's healed. With how dominant Djokovic has been this year, an injury may be the only way to beat him. 

The women's field continues to be wide ranging competition between as many as 10 different players, but one has started to hoist herself above the others: Ashleigh Barty. Most people weren't expecting a lot from her after her second-round exit at the French Open, but at Wimbledon she wowed everyone with her strength, consistency, and confidence. That led to her first Wimbledon title (and her second-ever Grand Slam) in June. 

Barty got eliminated early on at the Olympics, but came back from Tokyo in great form, winning the Western & Southern Open. She's coming in on a roll, but the 2020 defending champion, Naomi Osaka, will also be battling her way to the top after a difficult few months on the court. 

Even after his Olympic hiccup, Djokovic is still far and away the favorite to win at Flushing Meadows. But his competitors have narrowed the gap somewhat. No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev and No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev have much better odds to win here than they did at Wimbledon. If Djokovic's shoulder injury isn't fully healed, both could have a chance. 

Courtesy of Bet MGM and Yahoo Sportsbook, here are the odds for the top five seeds.

Barty is the third woman to win a Grand Slam this year, and despite her late-season surge at the Western & Southern Open, the competitiveness of the women's field means she's definitely not running away with it. She's the favorite to win, but not by too much. Osaka is nipping at her heels.

Courtesy of Bet MGM and Yahoo Sportsbook, here are the odds for the top five seeds.

ESPN is the home of the 2021 US Open whether you're watching on your TV, computer, or mobile device. ESPN and ESPN2 will be airing wall-to-wall coverage of the singles competition, starting with the first matches of the day at 11:00 a.m. ET and ending when the final matches of the day end around 12 hours later. 

Watching on ESPN's terrestrial TV channel means you're subject to the whims of the network. They'll be featuring the biggest stars of the game, cutting from match to match depending the significance or who's playing. But on the ESPN app (or going to espn.com/watch on your computer), you're in control. Through the first four rounds, matches on 16 courts will be featured on the app or through ESPN+. That number will drop to 12 courts on Sept. 9, which is when the semifinals start. 

Once the tournament reaches the semifinal stage, ESPN takes over exclusively. They'll air the women's semis on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. ET and the women's finals on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. The men's semis will air on Friday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, and the men's finals will air Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. 

As millions of students continue to return to school over the coming weeks, one state's governor is stepping up the call for vaccinations among his constituents.

A visually impaired athlete from Japan's judo team was hit by one of the e-Palette pods on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic launches his quest for a historic calendar-year Grand Slam on Tuesday at the US Open while fellow world number one Ashleigh Barty starts her chase for back-to-back Slam titles.

A day after Andy Murray went ballistic about Stefanos Tsitsipas’ long restroom breaks in the middle of matches, Alexander Zverev continued to pile on.

Only Serena Williams could pull this look off.

Dwayne Johnson agrees that he sees the resemblance he shares with Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office in Alabama

Lucky break or disruptive late rethink? Either way, Britain’s most exciting young player Emma Raducanu will have to adjust her preparation, after her scheduled US Open opponent Jennifer Brady pulled out at the 11th hour.

"You know what? Get the (expletive) out!" DeChambeau yelled at a fan after the BMW Championship.

The discussion at, ahem, Flush-ing Meadows on Tuesday swirled around whether it was “reasonable” that play was delayed for more than eight minutes because Tsitsipas took his time while exchanging his sweaty outfit for a fresh one between the fourth and fifth sets of a nearly five-hour victory over Murray a day earlier. Murray, who swapped shirts while seated on his changeover bench before the final set, is among those who have advocated for some sort of rule switch. Or have stronger consequences than the simple warning that Tsitsipas received from the chair umpire for a time violation Monday, when he and Murray both were soaked from 70% humidity and heat in the low 80s Fahrenheit (high 20s Celsius).

The most telling thing about Emma Raducanu’s first-round win, in view of her tender age, is that it surprised absolutely no-one. Raducanu went out as the heavy favourite against Stefanie Voegele – a Swiss 31-year-old who has played hundreds of tour-level matches – and promptly squashed her for the loss of five games: 6-2, 6-3.

The 14-year-old YouTuber Piper Rockelle said bikinis "are not sexual" unless you "view us that way" in response to Pink's claim of child exploitation.

Whether it “put a little chip” on his shoulder or not, Patrick Cantlay wasn’t going to feed the fire after his BMW Championship victory.

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley both received the same purse for Sunday's Showtime boxing match.

USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings, Week 1.

HRH Princess Charlene/InstagramThe narrative of a love match between Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride, former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, so relentlessly marketed by the tiny principality, has long struggled to maintain credibility when confronted with reality.Even before their wedding, there were extraordinary stories that Charlene tried to thrice flee the statelet only to be intercepted and brought back to the palace by the local security service.One of her escape at

The actress, who was severely injured while hiking in the Congo, shared photos from a trip to Fenway Park, where she was able to walk without crutches

Giuliani is under federal investigation over potential violations of foreign lobbying laws with his work in Ukraine and is being sued over defamation.

Andy Murray is aware that Stefanos Tsitsipas has a growing reputation for pushing the boundaries when it comes to taking breaks during a match. Murray expected that to be an issue during their first-round match at the U.S. Open — and, when it was, that didn't sit well. Murray figures there was enough for him to deal with in Monday's high heat and humidity: He's 34.

A few days after Lisa Rinna's televised complaints about Amelia Hamlin's boyfriend Scott Disick, the model appeared to get back at her parents by sharing a photo of them in the nude.

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