New York hosts the annual Grand Slam tennis finale, the US Open, Aug. 29-Sept. 11. Defending champions Rafael Nadal of Spain and Kim Clijsters of The Netherlands will be among the players looking to take home some of a record $23.7 million in prize money. Check your knowledge of the Open by taking this quiz.
Participants in the Wave Gothic Festival laugh together in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The festival is thought to be the world's largest festival for the so-called 'dark culture,' attracting people with outlandish make-up and costumes.
French Open final: Rafael Nadal took the coveted title after beating Roger Federer in the 6th French Open.
Antigovernment protesters sit on the ground as they listen to a Friday prayers' speech during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of Yemenis held a mass funeral Friday for 50 people killed in regime-sponsored violence in the capital.
Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Crotia's Ivan Ljubicic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on Monday.
A robin feasts on berries during a snowstorm in Muncie, Ind.
Rafael Nadal rival Marcos Daniel is attempting to win his fourth major title in a row — the "Rafa Slam." Daniel saw, ever so briefly, why the top-seeded Nadal is among the best ever in the game.
Most 2010 lists of major news will include the Gulf oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, the Republican midterm election sweep, and WikiLeaks. But we saw many events that also inspired or amazed or brought a smile. Here's our top 6 list.
Rafael Nadal said it's 'madness' when some refer to him as the greatest Spanish athlete. Rafael Nadal is now ranked as the top male tennis player in the world after winning his first US Open Monday night.
Using information from the International Tennis Hall of Fame website, we take a look at the best players over the years, based on Grand Slam singles victories.