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September 12th, 2015

SHOCK! Serena’s Chase For History Is Over, Vinci Will Play Pennetta In US Open Final

That’s why they play the games. Both top seeds Serena Williams and Simona Halep with big favorites today as they collided with the surprising Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta in the US Open semifinals.

Halep, who was playing in her first US Open semifinal, was up first, but after a slow, flat-footed start found herself promptly down 6-1.

The world No. 2 regrouped in the second racing out to a 3-0 lead, and a third set was in play. But Pennetta somehow …

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 42 Comments »

September 11th, 2015

Roberta Vinci: I Think Serena Was Very Nervous Today

Roberta Vinci collected the biggest win of her career stunning Serena Williams to end the World No. 1′s hopes of a Calendar Year Grand Slam today at the US Open. Vinci lost the first set but then recovered to win 26, 64, 64 to reach her first career Grand Slam final where she will meet fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta.

After her big win, she met the press. And no surprise, she was quite happy and said that she thought Serena was …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:14 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 11th, 2015

Roberta Vinci Made A Lot Of Fans With This Post-Match Interview At The US Open [Video]

While Serena Williams wasn’t in the talkative mood, Roberta Vinci was on cloud nine after her stunning win over the World No. 1 today in the US Open semifinals.

The 32-year-old Italian beat Serena 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in one of the great upsets in the Open Era and her biggest career win, sending the 43rd-ranked Vinci to her first Grand Slam final.

She then spoke to ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi apologizing as the American crowd wanted Serena, but she certainly won over …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:41 pm in US Open, Videos | 4 Comments »

September 11th, 2015

Here’s Serena Williams’s 3-Minute Press Conference After Her Shock Loss Today At The US Open

After her stunning defeat, Serena Williams met the media, but it wasn’t for long, running just over three minutes before the World No. 1 pulled the plug:

Q. How disappointed are you?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I don’t want to talk about how disappointing it is for me. If you have any other questions, I’m open for that.

Q. How well did she play today?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I thought she played the best tennis in her career. You know, she’s 33 and, you know, she’s going …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:35 pm in US Open | 19 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic; US Open Semifinal Picks and Pans

If the weather holds, we should be treated to a great day of tennis Friday with the men’s semifinals plus the women’s semifinals earlier in the day.

Looking back at the men’s quarters, a few things stood out.

Novak Djokovic is looking more vulnerable than he should be. Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer both appear to be peaking at just the right time – either that or Richard Gasquet and Kevin Anderson are that hapless – and Marin Cilic is proving …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:28 pm in US Open | 320 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

US Open Women’s Semifinals Postponed To Friday Due To Rain

After 9 days of rain-free and uninterrupted play, weather finally hit the US Open Wednesday causing a 90 minute delay. Matches still got done however the weather system is intensifying Thursday prompting the tournament to go ahead and cancel tonight’s two women’s semifinal matches.

Women’s Semifinals (Session 21)

The current weather forecast calls for rain throughout the evening and as a result the Women’s Semifinals, Session 21, will be rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday September 11, with play beginning at 11:00 AM. Gates …

Posted by Staff @ 5:17 pm in US Open | 81 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Federer PeRFect Again, Rips Gasquet, Will Meet Countryman Wawrinka In US Open Semifinals Friday

Roger Federer continued to impress at the US Open crushing a hapless Richard Gasquet last night 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to his 10th semifinal at the event.

The 5-time champion hasn’t lost a set through five matches and going back to his Cincinnati final, he’s won 10 straight matches and all 25 sets he’s played since turning 34.

“A little bit to the extent where it’s nice to play this way,” Federer said of his run. “And maybe at my age …

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in US Open | 54 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Serena Continues Road To History Tonight In US Open SFs, Can The Italians Play Spoil A 1-2 Party?

Serena Williams resumes her bid for a Calendar Year Grand Slam tonight against Roberta Vinci in the US Open primetime semifinals.

Serena, who has won 33 straight Grand Slam matches and 26 in a row at the US Open, has never lost to the Italian winning all four meetings.

Vinci is playing her first Grand Slam semifinal after the 32-year-old outlasted Kristina Mladenovic Tuesday in three sets.

Vinci won’t be the only Italian in action tonight, she’s joined by Flavia Pennetta. The 33-year-old …

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in US Open | 41 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

John McEnroe Got Novak Djokovic’s Wife Laughing During The Match Last Night [Video]

A funny moment took place during Novak Djokovic’s win over Feliciano Lopez last night. U.S. viewers watched as ESPN broadcaster John McEnroe requested a translation of a Novak Djokovic tantrum on a changeover. When the camera zoomed in on Jelena Ristic, McEnroe asked Novak’s wife, Jelena Ristic, if she could translate. Jelena, who was listening to ESPN’s commentary cracked up and shook her head telling McEnroe “no”.

It’s interesting how many people wear the live commentary headsets in the stadium, and …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:22 pm in US Open, Videos | 12 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Doesn’t Sound Happy About His Level Of Play Right Now

For the second straight match, Novak Djokovic had to fight to get through a Spanish opponent. Sunday evening, he went four sets with the lightly-regarded Roberto Bautista Agut. Last night, another four sets, this time with lefty Feliciano Lopez.

The two had met five times before with Djokovic winn 10 of 11 sets, but Lopez proved a worthy opposition pushing the World No. 1 and even holding break points in the fourth before losing 61, 36, 63, 76(2).

After, Djokovic didn’t sound …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:03 pm in US Open | 6 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Djokovic Hangs On To Beat Lopez At US Open, Will Meet Cilic In SF; Federer, Wawrinka Favorites Tomorrow

Novak Djokovic had to go deep into the night to stave off elimination beating an in-form Feliciano Lopez in four sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.

The Serb who was playing in his 26th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal, wasn’t at his sharpest but fended off a series on break points to improve his mark to 6-0 against the Spanish lefty and keep his record a perfect 9-0 in the US Open quarterfinal round.

Djokovic will face Marin Cilic on Friday in the semifinal. …

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 am in US Open | 208 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Serena Overpowers Venus To Reach 10th US Open SF; Azarenka v Halep Wednesday

Serena and Venus Williams resumed their storied rivalry Tuesday night in the US Open quarterfinals with the younger sisters, Serena, keeping the upper hand with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

The win raises Serena’s advantage over Venus to 16-11 overall and 9-5 in Grand Slam play.

“It was great to see her do so well tonight,” Serena said. “She was at an unbelievable level today. Down to the match point, it was just not easy. It’s probably the toughest match I’ve played in …

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Kevin Anderson Wants To Be A Top 5 Player

Following his biggest career win, beating former champion Andy Murray in four sets to reach his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal, Kevin Anderson wants more. A lot more.

“Top 10 has been a lifelong dream for me,” the 29-year-old Anderson said. “I feel like I’m getting closer. Even top 5, I think that’s ultimately where I want to be.

“So we try structure and think that way. Obviously it’s a lot of tennis and a lot of wins to get there. But …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:37 pm in US Open | 10 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Roger Federer Explains How He Keeps His Cool On The Court And When He Stopped Being Angry

Tennis fans know that Roger Federer rarely looks rattled out on the court and rarely does he lose his cool, no matter what the situation.

Last night, facing the biggest serve in tennis, Federer kept his compsure despite being down break points and some incredible shot-making from the American.

“I think this time of my career, I see a dropshot when it comes back,” Federer said. “It’s obviously just one point. Like an ace is just a point. Like a horrible error …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:28 pm in US Open | 9 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Roger Federer Becomes The First Player To Bagel John Isner In A Tiebreaker

Roger Federer keeps piling up the records. The 34-year-old won last night over American John Isner 76, 76, 75 in an exciting match which featured many incredible shots. But the Federer made history become the first player to ever skunk John Isner in a tiebreaker, beating the Big Man 7-0 in the first set breaker.

“When you win a tiebreak 7-Love, things have to go your way,” said Federer. “You need to make some right decisions; he needs to take some …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:13 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

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