2012 US Open
Mentally, I don’t think that there is any player in the women’s game that is tougher than Maria Sharapova. The 25-year-old showed yet again what she is made of, rallying back from a set down to beat a much-improved Marion Bartoli.
His match, and his retirement, put off for at least another day, Andy Roddick stepped out of Arthur Ashe Stadium and into the drizzly night, a black jacket’s hood pulled overhead, a bag of ice soothing his right shoulder.
One loss from retirement, No. 20 seed Roddick plays his fourth-round match against No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday night, in search of the first big-time upset in a men’s draw that has mostly gone to form — and very quietly at that.
Serena Williams moved on into the US Open quarterfinal. Will she go on to win a 4th US Open championship?
Ana Ivanovic reached the US Open quarterfinal and could be matched-up against Serena Williams.
Agnieszka Radwanska cruised past Jelena Jankovic and into the fourth round of the US Open.
Keeping things quick in 90-degree heat, defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic wrapped up another easy victory to reach the third round, beating 112th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.
Defending champion Sam Stosur was pushed for the first time in this year’s US Open by American Varvara Lepchenko, but dominated the second set after winning the first in a tiebreaker.
Whether it turns out to be a tearful farewell or simply another fun-filled evening of tennis, Friday night figures to be electric in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Pretty much like any night Andy Roddick is playing at the US Open.
Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.
Venus Williams closed out her Grand Slam season Thursday night with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 second-round loss to sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber at the U.S. Open.
His opponent was pretty sure he had put the lob out of Roger Federer’s reach. Not quite. Federer extended his body, reached up to his backhand side and angled it off for a winner.
Misty-eyed about the retirements of her fellow tennis stars, Serena Williams finds even more resolve to keep playing long past age 30.
Andy Roddick said that the US Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 US Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference on Thursday, his 30th birthday.
This US Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.