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CourtCast: Halep takes the court at the Open

World No. 2 Simona Halep looks to reach the third round of the US Open. Stan Wawrinka is also on the court (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

2hMatt Wilansky

Swiss teen overcomes McEnroe-like fit, tears

Belinda Bencic still has growing pains. The 18-year-old Swiss player was seen sobbing in her chair during a changeover after failing to convert six set points against Misaki Doi on Wednesday.

Digital Serve: Federer, Murray and Azarenka second-round preview (2:33)
Five Things We Learned: Day 3 (3:49)

Be Honest: Serena, Lil Wayne, Jemele Hill

Cari Champion explains why Serena Williams is so under-appreciated. Plus, Lil Wayne talks about if he's better than Drake and Jemele Hill adds her perspective.

CoCo's racket rage (0:26)
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espnW: Single-sport players don't always win

Experts and athletes are questioning the conventional wisdom that says young athletes who specialize in one sport, like tennis, are more successful down the line.

Daily Debate: Best up-and-comer in tennis (3:22)
2hMelissa Isaacson

Kokkinakis has 'moved past' Kyrgios comment

Thanasi Kokkinakis assured reporters Tuesday that he has moved on from an incident in which Nick Kyrgios told Stan Wawrinka during a match that "Kokkinakis [had sex with] your girlfriend."

US Open riddled with retirements (1:13)
Daily Debate: Biggest personality in tennis (1:09)
Serena on US Open: 'I don't feel pressure to win here' (3:21)


Wanda Sykes won't jinx Serena

The biggest Serena Williams fan arrived for Day 4 at the US Open but was too superstitious about jinxing the world No. 1 to say anything about her.


Watch: Day 4 at the US Open

Victoria Azarenka is already on the court, where she's got a 1-set lead in her second-round match. Also playing today is No. 2 seed Simona Halep, No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 5 Stan Wawrinka, who's looking to close out the first set. Coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN


Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Out on Louie for Stanimal vs the professor Chung, despite his very funky swings his game is starting to grow on me a bit

ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Ostapenko hands No.16 Errani a bagel in opening set of 2R match, while former champ Stosur breezes thru 1st 6-1 vs Rodina. Watch @ESPN3.

Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

man called Brady took image hit but deserved no suspension, the cover up was worse then the petty crime of deflategate

Djokovic hops on pony with fan

Novak Djokovic was able to goof off a little with US Open super fan Cameron Hughes at Arthur Ashe Stadium after Djokovic's win Wednesday night.


Bencic goes on tirade against umpire

Belinda Bencic did her best John McEnroe impression by throwing down her racket and yelling at the umpire over a blown line call on Wednesday. Bencic actually rallied to win after the outburst and plays Venus Williams next.