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August 23rd, 2014

US Open Women’s Preview: Serena v Maria Final?

But Serena’s road starting next week will be anything but easy.

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 6th, 2013

Serena, Azarenka Book Final After US Open Semis

Williams extended her game winning streak in the tournament to 24 until finally giving up a game to China’s Li Na, eventually winning handily 6-0, 6-3. In the second set Na broke for a 2-1 lead before Williams applied the hammer, winning five of the next six games.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Tennis, US Open | 16 Comments »

August 26th, 2013

Serena, Nadal Roll; Venus Surprises on Day 1 at US Open

Nadal will next face Canadian Vasek Pospisil or Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil, who will resume their first-round match Tuesday, after rain cancelled play with Pospisil leading two sets to one.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Tennis, US Open | 157 Comments »

August 29th, 2012

Wozniacki Done at 1? Raonic Gives Self-Heimlich at US Open

Wozniacki hasn’t won a tour title in over a year, and will now have plenty of time to assess her career to date, and make decisions on whether she wants to pair with a coach who can take a more aggressive approach to her game, or continue to bunt balls in and maintain a career in the bottom half of the Top 10.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:39 am in Tennis, US Open | 104 Comments »

August 23rd, 2012

US Open Draw Previews: Favorites Federer, Serena Williams Easy Starts

Federer’s road at the 2012 US Open is (surprise!) not that difficult, with No. 25 Fernando Verdasco in the 3rd round, No. 16 Gilles Simon or No. 23 Mardy Fish in the 4th round, and likely No. 6 Tomas Berdych or No. 27 Sam Querrey in the quarters.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:14 pm in Tennis, US Open | 214 Comments »

September 11th, 2011

Serena Lets Loose on Umpire Again, Loses to Stosur in US Open Final

Afterward in her press conference, much like two years ago when she threatened to force-feed a ball to a linesperson who called her for a foot fault, Williams feigned memory loss about the incident.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Tennis, US Open | 39 Comments »

August 27th, 2011

Opinion: Dodgy Serena Can’t Dodge Another Title — 2011 US Open Preview

The evasive Serena literally never speaks the truth about injuries, but regardless, a well-rested Serena will be the US Open favorite.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:42 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

September 2nd, 2010

Angry Roddick Loses; Querrey Hits Opponent in Gnads at US Open

Roddick frequently fought with linespeople and the chair umpire over foot fault calls during the match, and quickly left the court following his loss, tossing racquets into the crowd as he walked to the tunnel.

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in Tennis, US Open | 72 Comments »

September 1st, 2010

Azarenka Faints Out of US Open; Oudin’s Year of Fame Ends

“I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring,” Azarenka said. “I felt worse as the match went on, having a headache and feeling dizzy.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 pm in Tennis, US Open | 10 Comments »

September 1st, 2010

Djokovic Compares Win to Sex in Tuesday US Open Marathon

No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic is renowned for melting in the heat, but when he gutted out a five-set win from two sets down against Serb compatriot Viktor Troicki, the punch-drunk Djokovic in an on-court interview with ESPN’s Brad Gilbert afterward told the crowd regarding the win, “It was like sleeping with my girlfriend, it was that kind of feeling.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis, US Open | 262 Comments »

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 on Oudin Beats Pressure; Clijsters Opens Campaign at US Open

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 »