Women's Tennis Blog gives us a good look at fashion at the U.S. Open. Mattek-Sands' tube socks are the best ever.
There are 26 gold badge chair umpires, but only thirteen of them are officiating at the U.S. Open. The rest of them decided it wasn't worth it. They said that the U.S. Open pay less than the other majors, and this year, the umpires told that their pay would be cut by 30%. One official said "We've heard they spend more on the flower arrangements at the Open than they do on officiating."
Li Na and Yanina Wickmayer have withdrawn from the Toray PPO in Tokyo.
Get to know Anastasiya Yakimova.
Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and the team of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik have qualified for the WTA Championships, which will be played in Istanbul.