US Open

Serena Williams beaten in US Open final by Bianca Andreescu

Ranked 178th in the world at the start of year, Andreescu overcame a dramatic second-set collapse to deny Williams a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown with a stirring 6-3 7-5 triumph on Saturday.

Title success on her main-draw debut at Flushing Meadows marked the equal- fastest journey to grand slam glory in tennis history, matching Monica Seles' feat in winning the 1990 French Open in only her fourth major.

Djokovic and Barty score first up wins in NY

The top-seeded Serbian, who has claimed four of the last five grand slam titles, took some time to settle in to his first career meeting with Carballes Baena but after a tight first set was off to the races.

Djokovic, bidding for a 17th grand slam title, got an early break to go ahead 2-0 in the second set and never looked back as the three-times champion used a mix of deft volleys, solid movement and great instincts to secure the win.

Up next for Djokovic will be either American Sam Querrey or Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero.

US Open: Gary Woodland wins first major to dash Brooks Koepka's three-peat dream

Woodland, 35, produced a final hole birdie to win by three shots on Sunday (Monday NZ time) after holding a one-shot overnight lead over Justin Rose.

It was Woodland's fourth PGA Tour win in his 12-year-career, but his first in a major championship.

He rallied with a birdie at the 14th and never looked like relinquishing his lead.

Koepka, who was tied for third overnight - four shots behind Woodland - carded 68 in the final round, but fell short of his bid to win a third consecutive US Open title after triumphing in 2017 and 2018.

Nicklaus tips Woods for 16th major

Golf's third major of the year begins at Pebble Beach on Thursday, with Woods among the top contenders after winning the Masters in April, ending an 11-year major drought to claim his 15th.

Victory for the 43-year-old would see him tie Nicklaus and three other players on a record four U.S. Open crowns.

He is now only three overall majors adrift of Nicklaus, who thinks the gap could become two at the venue where Woods won the same tournament by 15 strokes back in 2000.