Garbine Muguruza rose two spots from No. 3 on Monday after getting to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time. She is the 24th woman to lead the WTA since it introduced computer rankings in 1975.
Wu Yibing capped a highly successful week in New York by beating Argentine top seed Axel Geller 6-4, 6-4 to add the junior singles title to the boys' doubles crown he won with Taiwan's Hsu Yu-hsiou on Saturday.
US Open 2017 champion Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as one of the best of his career after winning a third title in New York and 16th Grand Slamby beating South Africa's world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 in a one-sided final.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have played each other 50 times, the Serbian prevailing 26 times but losing three of their four grand slam final encounters. The Spaniard has a 23-14 win-loss record against Federer.
In Grand Slam events, Martina Hingis also has won five singles titles and seven mixed doubles crowns, the most recent of those coming Saturday alongside Britain's Jamie Murray on the New York hardcourts.
Kevin Anderson's first appearance in a Grand Slam final ended Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Rafael Nadal, who handled the big serve and forehands that were the catalysts of the No. 28 seed's surprising run.
Kevin Anderson, a first-time Grand Slam finalist, said he felt relaxed going into Sunday's US Open decider but was overwhelmed by the conundrum of Rafael Nadal's ruthless all-court game which gave him the win.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa created history after becoming the first player from his country since Cliff Drysdale in 1965 to make it to the US Open final. He defeated the 12th seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 of Spain in the semifinal on Friday.
Rafael Nadal will play his third Grand Slam final of the year when he faces the in-form South African Kevin Anderson at the Arthur Ashe stadium on Sunday. He will look to clinch his third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam title of the career.
The 15th seeded Madison Keys reached her first Grand Slam final after defeating the 20th seeded CoCo Vandeweghe in the second semifinal of the US Open. It took 66 minutes for Keys to clinch the match in straight sets by 6-1, 6-2.
The 83rd seed Sloane Stephens of United States has reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open after defeating the seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the semifinal by 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in a two hour, seven minute encounter.
The ninth seed Venus Williams of the United States defeated Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic by 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 in the quarterfinal to become the oldest Grand Slam semifinalist since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.
Maria Sharapova, who was back on the grand-slam stage after returning from a doping ban, was knocked out in the fourth round as she lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to Anastasija Sevastova. The 30-year-old Russian finished with 51 unforced errors, compared to 14 for Sevastova.