The 25-year-old New York native fed off the energy of the partisan crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which erupted when Pliskova returned a serve into the net on match point. Defeat for the Czech ensured that she would no longer top the WTA rankings when they are released next week.
The 28th seed, who had taken the first set also in a tiebreak, benefited from his opponent’s meltdown to set up a set point at 8-7 after falling 6-1 down, but Sam Querrey saved it and eventually levelled the tie.
Rafael Nadal turned in his most powerful performance yet on a dominant day for the No. 1 seeds. Shortly after top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overwhelmed American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-0 in just 47 minutes, Nadal punished an opponent who had beaten him in two of the previous three meetings.
Karolina Pliskova, runner-up at Flushing Meadows last year, would have lost her world number one ranking had she been beaten on Arthur Ashe Stadium but instead moved another step closer to a first career grand slam title.
Maria Sharapova was awarded a main-draw wildcard for the tournament she won in 2006 after French officials denied her that same courtesy for the French Open earlier this year.
Indian golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh qualified for the US open and will be playing in his first major since 2012.
Flavia Pennetta was picked by Mumbai Tennis Masters for the second edition of the Vijay Amritraj-run event.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have won four titles this season.
Roger Federer, who will be 35 next year, won his last US Open title in New York back in 2008.
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won the 2015 US Open women’s doubles title in New York on Sunday.
Together with the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns, Novak Djokovic matched his 2011 season by winning the same three Slams.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic were lauded for dishing out quality Tennis at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Flavia Pennetta beats friend and countrymate Roberta Vinci to win maiden Grand Slam, then announces season-end retirement.
A look at his journey in the 2015 US Open where he reached after thrashing defending champ Marin Cilic in the semi-final.
A look at his journey in the 2015 US Open where he reached after beating countryman Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final.