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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 »

September 13th, 2009

Serena Williams — 2009 US Open Meltdown Post-match Conference

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, I said something that I guess they gave me a point penalty. Unfortunately it was on match point.

Posted by Staff @ 11:43 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

September 13th, 2009

3rd Tourney Into Comeback, Clijsters Wins US Open

“I don’t have words for this, I’m just glad I got to come back and defend my title from 2005,” Clijsters said with a smile. “I have to thank the USTA for giving me the wildcard to come back here. Winning the first one helped me to keep my nerves at the end, even though I was very, very nervous.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | 45 Comments »

September 13th, 2009

Federer v del Potro in US Open Final; Fed on Serena

World No. 1 Roger Federer will face an opponent he holds a 6-0 career edge over in the US Open final after edging Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the rain-delayed Sunday semifinals. ADHEREL “I thought conditions were tough,” Federer said. “It was sunny in the beginning from the one end. Hopefully the same thing […]

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 77 Comments »

September 13th, 2009

Serena Williams Issues Apology Statement

A Serena Williams statement put out by the USTA on Sunday night:

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis, US Open | 87 Comments »

September 11th, 2009

Wheelchair Tennis Still Seeking Traction at US Open

“For us, one of our biggest challenges is to let people know that wheelchair tennis isn’t just a neat inspirational activity. It is a professional sport,” he says. “We have 150 pro tournaments throughout the year.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 am in Tennis, Wheelchair tennis | 9 Comments »

September 11th, 2009

Del Potro Wins, Nadal Rained Out at US Open

“Everything,” Del Potro said when asked why he liked the US Open so much. “The stadium, the crowds, the people, the city, everything. It’s so lovely.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:11 am in Tennis | 100 Comments »

September 10th, 2009

Federer, Djokovic Line Up Semifinal at US Open

Djokovic beat Federer earlier this year on hardcourt at Miami and on clay at Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in Tennis | 327 Comments »

September 9th, 2009

Wozniacki Ends Oudin Run at US Open

“She’s such a strong player. She doesn’t give you anything for free,” Oudin said. “She plays incredible defense. Makes me hit a thousand balls and really is a really great player. I mean, I don’t know what else I could have done. I could have been more consistent and been more patient, but she really made me think out there and made me have to hit a winner on her to win the point.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 9th, 2009

Tennis-X Reader Mail: Melanie Oudin

You need to write a story about the fact that the women’s game is in such disarray that Melanie Oudin, a 17-year-old kid, is able to beat just about everyone she faces — without any dominant strokes — by simply not collapsing and allowing every other ranked female to self-destruct as they struggle to battle their emotional demons.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

September 8th, 2009

Murray Wilts, Nadal New No. 2 at US Open

“I plan on playing just now,” Murray said. “See what I, you know, do from here. You know, go and obviously take a few days off. You know, been over in the States now, you know, a good sort of six and a half, seven weeks. You know, so I will go home and rest and, you know, make sure I do all the right things and, you know, hopefully be okay.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis | 413 Comments »