With the New York bubble officially popped, Baseline is back with a weekly look at the American players who made the biggest waves. Here are the top American movers and shakers as the tours head to Europe:
Semifinalist, US Open
Brady had a career breakthrough in New York with a run all the way to the semifinals. She challenged eventual champion Naomi Osaka in a three-setter and was rewarded with a jump of 16 ranking places to get her to No. 25, marking her first time inside of the Top 30.
Quarterfinalist, US Open
A few weeks removed from a third-set tiebreak upset over Serena Williams in Lexington, Rogers came into New York with confidence. She’d reach the quarterfinals (her second time going this far following Roland Garros in 2016) on the heels of a third-set tiebreak win over Petra Kvitova. She’s now back up to No. 55.
I’ll see you next year @usopen ????????????????Thank you to everyone that made this event possible - and all of the fans that still supported from afar - I appreciate every single one of you! So grateful for the opportunity to have tennis back! I’ll be taking a lot of positives from my time here in the bubble & get back to work! ...see y’all in Paris! ????????????
Semifinalist, US Open
While anything but Grand Slam No. 24 was going to be a disappointment for Serena, she was part of a group of super moms to make headlines at the US Open. She'd beat newest mom Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals and then lose to fellow mom Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.
Round of 16, US Open
Tiafoe quietly had a great fortnight in New York before being stopped by Daniil Medvedev. After losing in the first round of "Cincy" to Andy Murray, Tiafoe bounced back with wins over Andreas Seppi, John Millman and Marton Fucsovics. The American jumps 16 places to No. 66 as he looks to inch back inside of the Top 50 once again.
The open is over for the kid y’all. Wish I put a better performance for y’all last night but nonetheless hell of a run. Big S/O to Wayne and @docwaltz for the love out here big vibezz all week. Another S/O to my guy @zackeveee for the trench work before the open what you do in the dark always comes to light. Imma be back stronger all love. #blm #itaintaboutme #justakidfromthedmv #thebubblewhatchumakeit
Third round, US Open
The 21-year-old stirred up a lot of excitement in New York with his incredible mullet and stellar play. He’d get his first career major win and follow it up with his second before falling to Medvedev. The former Ohio State Buckeye is closing in on the Top 100 with a new career-high of No. 120.
Extremely thankful for my first Grand Slam opportunity to be @usopen Taking away a lot from these last couple weeks. Really appreciate all the support I’ve gotten from my coaches, friends, and family throughout this exciting time! Let’s rock #hehasaplan #partyintheback • • • ????:Simon Bruty/USTA