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August 31st, 2010

Sharapova, Jankovic Barely Survive on Scorching US Open Day 2

Another former No. 1 struggled when No. 4-seeded Jelena Jankovic, the runner-up in New York two years ago, had to come from a set down to defeat the newly-breast-reduced Romanian, 18-year-old Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in Tennis, US Open | 13 Comments »

August 31st, 2010

Federer Wins, Roddick Sloughs Through Mono at US Open; Tennis-X Notes

CBS commentator Mary Carillo, still not a big fan of the WTA’s on-court coaching where the [almost always] male coach comes on court to save the woman player who can’t problem-solve for herself: “I can’t stand it. It makes us look weak compared to men’s tennis.”…

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 am in Tennis | 241 Comments »

August 31st, 2010

Oudin Beats Pressure; Clijsters Opens Campaign at US Open

Oudin will next face No. 29 seed Alona Bondarenko, who defeated Vera Dushevina 6-0, 5-7, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Tennis | Comments Off

August 29th, 2010

Wozniacki Wins New Haven, But at the Cost of US Open?

Wozniacki is a perfect 13-0 career in New Haven, which won’t be a lot of consolation after losing prior to the quarterfinals at the US Open. Her first match will be Tuesday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:52 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

August 29th, 2010

US Open Opens with Pressure on Oudin; Federer v Nadal Looming?

The men’s side of the draw is without injured champion Juan Martin del Potro, but 2009 runner-up Roger Federer is announcing his intentions, and will open Monday against Argentina’s Brian Dabul.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:28 am in Tennis | 43 Comments »

August 26th, 2010

Bad Buzz as Women Stars Fail to Shine for 2010 US Open

“Serena released as much information that she wanted to about her leg,” Venus said in a conference call. “Traditionally we don’t say much about injuries — we don’t need anybody to feel sorry for us about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | 20 Comments »

August 19th, 2010

John Isner goes from College to Pro Prime Time at 2010 US Open

It’s almost time for the US Open and thinking back years ago, I recall someone telling me about the “Georgia boy” playing the pro circuit for the first time. Back then, nobody reported on his first US Open match. I didn’t think much of it myself. I was interested in grilling outside.

Posted by Special @ 6:44 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 15th, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: Federer Done? Serena Williams Redux

“Are you scared? Because I said I would hit you? I’m sorry, but there’s a lot of people who’ve said way worse.” — Serena Williams to the US Open linesperson before being defaulted.

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 141 Comments »

September 15th, 2009

Juan Martin del Potro — The Future is Now

The script at this point read that Federer breaks serve early in the fourth set and wins the U.S. Open. Del Potro had other ideas and saved break points in his first two service games of the fourth set. Another tiebreak was upon both players and del Potro took advantage of a Federer double fault to win again on a single mini-break. Despite saving a break point when serving at 2-0 in the fifth set, del Potro basically dominated the final frame of play.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:19 am in 2009 Season, American Women, ATP, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, US Open Series, WTA | 204 Comments »

September 14th, 2009

Serena Williams Apologizes Again — Part II

I like to lead by example. We all learn from experiences both good and bad, I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

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