Big Names, Big Matches Friday in US Open Tennis Series Play
by Sean Randall | August 3rd, 2007, 2:57 pm

While tennis is under the gun with the Davydenko betting investigation, I think I’d be remiss not to mention that on the brighter side what a great US Open Series line-up today in Washington and San Diego. ADHEREL

I took a shot at the Series earlier this week, so I’ll gladly do an about face and give the events, especially D.C., some credit.

In Washington today you have a terrific schedule with Tommy Haas meeting the 6-foot-9 American serving machine John Isner – maybe the future of American tennis is indeed BIG with he and Sam Querrey in the mix.

My man Gael Monfils faces Marat Safin, who’s past his prime but worth a look especially against the exciting Frenchman.

And the headliner features Andy Roddick and Hyung Taik Lee, and I think Lee has a good chance to pull the upset.

On the other coast in San Diego features an equally attractive lineup.

Maria Sharapova battles the red hot Sania Mirza while Venus Williams faces the even hotter Anna Chakvetadze. My girl Maria Kirilenko is also in action against Elena Dementieva. And Nadia Petrova and Patty Schnyder meet.

So no denying quite a day in tennis, on court that is. Enjoy it, especially if you are lucky enough to catch some of this on TV or live in action.

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6 Comments for Big Names, Big Matches Friday in US Open Tennis Series Play

grendel Says:

Caught Sharapova today against “red hot Mirza”. She was something to behold. Guess we’ve all been to quick to write her off after her triple Williams ordeal. She’s going to be hard to beat in this tournament, I’d say.

the kiwi Says:

sharapova has been playing suningly well but tomorrow ahe will want anna chakvetadze of russia to win because if she doesnt she has to overcome venus williams who is on a run at the moment cause as we all remember venus williams beat maria sharapova in the semifinal at the wimbledon championships but it was raining today then not much to say today but there was only 4 matches concluded but they were only 3 quarterfinals and 2 doubles quater finals then very exciting who will be playing maria sharapova who will it be venus williams i think also could be eyeing for a fourth title at the acura classic in san diego or will it be riseing star anna chakvetadze of russia.

grendel Says:

Chakvetadze beats Williams – and this is the Williams response (quoted from Eurosport):”Williams said she was exhausted after a long 2007 campaign that included a packed schedule since she arrived at Wimbledon in June, playing Fed Cup three weeks ago and then two straight weeks of World TeamTennis before San Diego.

“I’m at the end of my rope now,” Williams said.

“I’m very disappointed. I thought I had a great chance not to lose a match this summer, but I should have planned my schedule better. I’m feeling maxed out.”

Good old Williams. Nothing ever changes. Who was that she was playing again? Well, it doesn’t matter, does it? It had nothing to do with her, did it……

the kiwi Says:

well it suprised me that venus williams didnt win against anna chakvetadze of russia because i got that feeling if she was excpected to play the semifinal against maria sharapova i think she would,ve had another chance of winning again at san diego in the us open series just really supriseing?????????????????///////////////\\\\\\\\\\

funches Says:

There’s nothing worse than hindsight analysis, but I’ll lower myself to that level anyway with this comment:

Sean, dude, you had to be kidding with the Lee over Roddick prediction, or almost prediction. Have you been spending too much time reading X-board posts?

scneves Says:

funches, it looks like Sean’s right about the prediction. Lee reached 4th rnd.

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