Saturday brought an important win at the US Open after a prolific week for tennis.

Happening in the World: Ukrainian forces have liberated several key cities from Russia, as of Saturday. Ukrainian officials entered Kupiansk, which has been a supply center for Russia’s, causing Russia to retreat. Ukraine’s advances have also caused Russia to retreat from two other cities, Izyum and Balakliya. In his address on Saturday, President Zelensky said that Ukraine has now liberated about 2,000 square kilometers from Russia. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek won the US Open Women’s Singles title on Saturday after being Tunisian player Ons Jabeur at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The win comes after a prolific US Open that included Serena Williams’ last match before retirement. This is Swiatek’s third Grand Slam title. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: On Saturday,  Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc. (EMT) retracted a prior statement where the company alleged that there were heavy amounts of arsenic found in the water of the Jacob Riis public housing complex. This statement comes one week after nearly 4,000 residents were told to not ingest the water due to the alleged arsenic present. The New York City Housing Authority responded by saying that they will no longer be using EMT for testing services—and that they intend to pursue legal options. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Undergraduate Student Life is hosting a Welcome Back BBQ today on the South Lawns from 2 to 6 pm. The event is free and will include games and performances from WKCR. Vegan and vegetarian food options will be available. Contact for any questions. 

That’s a lot of tennis balls via Bwog Archives