While players such as Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams grabbed headlines at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, Chicago held its own pro competitionthe Oracle Challenger Seriesat the XS Tennis Village, 5336 S. State St., on Sept. 2-9.
In the WTA ( women's ) final, Petra Martic defeated Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1 in an hour and seven minutes to take the title. On the men's side, Denis Istomin took down Reilly Opelka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
A few of the other players in the tournament included Bjorn Fratangelo, Sascha Vickery, Donald Young, Andreas Seppi, Danielle Collins and Eugenie Bouchard.
The next event in the 2018-19 Oracle Challenger Series will be held Nov. 10-18, at Rice University in Houston.
Photos courtesy of the Oracle Challenger Series