Archive for the 'Tennis' Category
August 28th, 2014
“My serve, that’s the main point,” Pliskova said after the match. “I was serving well. But I was trying to play aggressive. I know if will not be that aggressive, she’s gonna do more winners than I, so I was trying to stay aggressive and to go to every point…She played good. But she did few mistakes which I think was the deciding point.”
August 28th, 2014
Other Top 10-seeded winners were No. 6 Tomas Berdych overpowering former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov beating a hobbled Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2.
August 27th, 2014
She became the first 15 year old in almost 20 years to win a match at the US Open since the coming-out party of Anna Kournikova at age 15, before Bellis was born.
August 25th, 2014
TENNIS-X NEWS, NOTES, QUOTES AND BARBS
The Atlantic magazine wrote a hilarious tennis expose “Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump” where they reveal some hard-hitting reporting: “American juniors train on hard courts, while Europeans and South Americans learn the sport on clay. Both The Economist and The New Republic have theorized that in recent years, the sport has shifted to favor players raised on clay, a ‘slower’ surface.” — Oh shit, stop the presses!
August 24th, 2014
According to the WTA, the world No. 4 Kvitova, along with the No. 2 Simona Halep, will have a chance to wrestle the world No. 1 ranking away from Serena Williams at the US Open.
August 23rd, 2014
But Serena’s road starting next week will be anything but easy.
August 17th, 2014
Notes: Potential tough starts for (8) Granollers against the Ginepri-Mathieu winner, (6) Sousa vs. the explosive Janowicz, and (16) Johnson vs. his American compatriot Querrey…Wildcards went to South African Kevin Anderson and Americans Ginepri, Ryan Harrison and Wimbledon boys’ winner Noah Rubin…Notable withdrawals from the tournament include Wimbledon doubles winners Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, and Dmitry Tursunov…Jurgen Melzer beat Gael Monfils in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Melzer (2013) and Isner (2012-11).
August 12th, 2014
News flash: no one gives two craps about watching college tennis on TV, and never will.
August 11th, 2014
“From the very beginning of the match, I was seeing the ball pretty well,” Isner said. “You never really know how you’re going to play until you get out there. From the first warm-up ball, I felt that it was going to be a pretty good night. I think I also benefited from Kevin not playing so well, so a lot of things went right for me tonight.”
August 10th, 2014
“I played well all week,” the Frenchman said. “I beat many good guys. It’s a big achievement because I worked really hard to come back from my knee injury last year.”