Former quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin was one of the wild cards named to the 2012 U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows will be played this summer without one of tennis’ biggest stars.
Jordin Sparks will perform at opening night of the 2012 U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Murray and Co. now will turn to the hard-court circuit leading up to the U.S. Open. But the Olympic experience had a captivating effect on many of the players.
Ah, the sounds of summer. What would late August in NYC be without the shrieks from Flushing’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?
Serena Williams lost her cool, and then she lost the match. Now the biggest name in women’s tennis is tweeting about her US Open tirade.
It was a battle befitting of the two top players in the game Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal brought their ‘all’ to the court and put on a four hour slugfest that could rank up there with the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier slugfest in October 1975.
Novak Djokovic was on the wrong side of the court, and the celebration, a year ago after the last ball was struck in the U.S. Open final. But for “Nole,” 2011 has been much, much different.
Novak Djokovic walked into Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open final Monday wearing a cap adorned with the New York City fire department logo.
Tournament referee Brian Earley issued his ruling Monday, a day after Williams was cited by chair umpire Eva Asderaki for a code violation for verbal abuse during a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Sam Stosur at Flushing Meadows.
It’s Djokovic’s time. The momentum he has carried to put together such an impressive record this season, and the fact that he has beaten Nadal all five times they’ve played this year, gives the Serb the ‘mental’ edge.
Not sure I know anybody who picked Samantha Stosur of Australia to win the US Open title, particularly against Serena Williams, three-time US Open champ and heavy favorite to win it all. But I must say, I was totally impressed with Stosur’s game.
When Novak Djokovic faced Rafael Nadal in the 2010 U.S. Open final, Rafa solidified his standing atop the tennis world by earning third Grand Slam title of the season. Oh, how their rivalry has changed in the short span of 12 months.
Sam Stosur could feel her heart pounding as she sat in her chair after winning the first set of the U.S. Open final. “I’ve got a chance to win one out of the next two,” she thought. Turns out she wasn’t giving herself enough credit.
It wasn’t just another typical sunny Saturday in the park as hundreds of tennis fans gathered around a giant screen at Madison Square Park to watch the US Open Men’s Singles Semifinals match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.