2012 US Open
Former top-ranked players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia are quietly into the third round of the US Open with impressive performances so far.
Kim Clijsters said that the US Open inspired her to do so well, but she inspired so many with her class and grace.
The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.
Brian Baker’s comeback is one of the more intriguing stories at the US Open this year. He is playing in his first US Open since 2005, and what joy he showed after beating Jan Hajek in straight sets on Court 11.
The first two days of the US Open featured mostly quick, one-sided matches. It was more of the same early on Wednesday.
Over the first two days of the US Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore.
James Blake, no matter how far he gets in Flushing Meadows, always brings his heart and soul to the court — and New Yorkers eat that up.
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
“The US Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.
The wise, old Roger Federer is the man to beat ahead of the 2012 US Open.
Venus Williams is feeling better and is ready to compete in the 2012 US 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.