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.
Already outplayed by Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point. That’s exactly what happened early in the second set.
Serena Williams overpowered no. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki and will face Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open Final.
Rafael Nadal completed a semifinals victory over Andy Murray to set up a U.S. Open Final rematch between himself and Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a stunning comeback in the U.S. Open semifinals.
What’s it like returning a 140 mile per hour serve? Ask Andy Murray, the 4th seed from Scotland who was able to get through the torpedo-serving John Isner 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, (7 points to 2 in that fourth set tie-breaker).
The No. 4-seeded Murray neutralized No. 28 Isner’s big serve and used a variety of lobs, drop shots and pinpoint passing shots to win 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) at the U.S. Open on Friday, reaching his fourth major semifinal this season.
Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and praise the U.S. Tennis Association’s initiative to build kid-sized courts.
It’s been a few tough days for both US Open tournament officials and the players. Bad weather was behind two controversies which shed light on an issue that is gaining momentum: tennis professionals need a voice at the majors!
Oh, to be a kid again. To play tennis on an out-of-the-way court without a lot of people watching — on a court surrounded by trees and wind screens and a bit of shade, where the biggest distractions might be a baby crying or a guy trying to climb a fence.
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated No. 10 Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 7-6 (5) Thursday to set up a semifinal matchup against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams overcame a difficult first set to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals Thursday with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
The 28th-seeded Isner beat France’s Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) in three hours, 39 minutes Thursday in a match delayed two days by rain. Isner will face fourth-ranked Andy Murray.