2011 US Open
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.
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.
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.
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.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a stunning comeback in the U.S. Open semifinals.
Defending champ Rafael Nadal took full advantage of a fresh start, dominating Gilles Muller when their rain-delayed match resumed at the U.S. Open.
Andy Roddick’s match against David Ferrer at the U.S. Open was moved to tiny Court 13 on Thursday because water was gathering on the surface of the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium.
A second consecutive morning-to-evening damp day at Flushing Meadows washed out all but about 15 minutes of action Wednesday, leaving nerves frayed and the schedule in disarray.
Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday after getting an extra day of rest because of rain. Then, about 15 minutes into the action, they stopped again.
The U.S. Open’s men’s final may have to be pushed back to Monday, Sept. 12, because of wet weather. While that hasn’t been a huge concern in the past, this year is different.
Whether or not she ends up holding the trophy at the end, Serena Williams has no competition at Flushing Meadows. She is the top personality, the woman to watch in a sport that has struggled of late to find, and hold onto, a compelling star.
They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games. Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki made it through the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday and stayed on a path that could collide in the semifinals.
Roger Federer waited around at the U.S. Open for hours and hours, eager to get on court for his fourth-round match. Once he finally started playing, shortly before midnight, he didn’t take long to win.