August 24th, 2013
He was joined on the women’s side by 17-year-old Victoria Duval, appearing in the main draw for a second consecutive year; 2008 US Open girls’ champion Coco Vandeweghe, and Grace Min. Vandeweghe starts against fellow qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, while Duval will be a giant underdog against the firepower of No. 11 seed Sam Stosur.
July 15th, 2012
A bunch of Top 10 players will be gunning for tour titles on Sunday, including Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.
August 31st, 2011
The US Open women’s draw lost a Top 10 seed to an American upstart on Wednesday, and an American veteran who dropped out of the tournament due to a frightening diagnosis.
August 4th, 2011
Americans are charging ahead in Washington and Carlsbad.
March 12th, 2011
Instead of putting money into player development maybe the U.S.T.A. could try and get some Eastern Europeans to change their nationalities aka Kazakhstan’s Davis Cup team?
November 7th, 2010
Fernandez took a chance on Vandeweghe after a reportedly bad practice week from Melanie Oudin. Oudin has had a down year since her quarterfinal breakthrough at the US Open last year. Fernandez benched Oudin on Saturday, then on Sunday Oudin showed her veteran composure by not only upsetting Top 10er Francesca Schiavone but blowing out the Italian, allowing her only four games.
November 6th, 2010
Vandeweghe is much like Oudin when she first appeared on tour — not in the best of shape, with a bit of a “gut” visible, and a poor mover. That changed for Oudin when she worked with her trainers to erase the extra body fat and gain speed. Hopefully that is ahead for Vandeweghe, and not just a reliance on a thumping serve and forehand.
November 5th, 2010
Oudin must have put in some horrifying practice sessions this week for U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez to make that decision.
February 8th, 2010
I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.