The stories written after the European team won the Ryder Cup for the 3rd straight time and the eighth time in ten should be about their top form, dominating the alternate shot sessions on Friday and Saturday, needing only four points in Sunday’s singles matches to retain the Ryder Cup and being able to continue their fine play to win.
Leave it to two Ryder Cup rookies, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth and 24-year-old Patrick Reed, to shine brightly in the very first competition of the Ryder Cup: the fourballs competition, which started Friday morning.
Leading off for the Americans will be two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and his buddy, 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.
The American team may be considered the underdogs in this Ryder Cup, but let’s not forget that the U.S. leads in the overall record, 25-12-2.
Serena Williams dominated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in a match that took only an hour and 15 minutes. Serena smacked over 7 times the number of winners (29 winners to Wozniacki’s 4).
Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to advance to a Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old from Japan ousted the top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3.
A year ago, Cilic did not play the US Open. He pulled out of Wimbledon, claiming he had a knee injury, but it was later revealed that he had failed a drug test.
Colorful Gael Monfils is back in the US Open quarterfinals.
The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.
10th seed Caroline Wozniacki dazzled on the Ashe Stadium Court in the third set, beating 5th seed and 2014 French Open champ Maria Sharapova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.
“Qualifiers” are gaining additional notoriety in the women’s draw.
Sara Errani, the No. 13 seed from Italy, and Venus Williams played what was the most exciting set of the US Open so far.
It’s been a pleasure to watch such a young girl play her heart out, surprising herself with her first-round win and all the attention it garnered.
You should be hearing her name a lot more in the future. CiCi (short for Catherine) Bellis became the story in the early stages of the U.S. Open.
This 2014 U.S. Open is all about two of the all-time greats in tennis — Roger Federer and Serena Williams — hoping to win their 18th Grand Slam titles.