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Ann Liguori

Europe team captain Paul McGinley and Rory McIlroy of Europe pose with the Ryder Cup trophy and team mates after the Singles Matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Icy American Press Conference Takes Away from European Ryder Cup Win

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.

09/28/2014

Jordan Spieth of the United States tees off on the 6th during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 26, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Rookies Spieth, Reed Shine In Early Fourballs Competition

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.

09/26/2014

Matt Kuchar of Team USA tees of the 16th, watched by teammate Jim Furyk during a practice session at the Gleneagles golf course in Gleneagles, Scotland, on September 25, 2014. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Ryder Cup Set To Start With Interesting Pairings

Leading off for the Americans will be two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and his buddy, 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.

09/25/2014

U.S. captain Tom Watson and and his team on the seventeenth hole during practice sessions at the Gleneagles golf course in Gleneagles, Scotland, on September 23, 2014, ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup. (Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Make No Mistake, U.S. Wants Ryder Cup Just As Much As Europeans

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.

09/24/2014

Serena Williams (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Serena Williams Wins 18th Grand Slam Title

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).

09/07/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open.. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seed Novak Djokovic Sent Home Early

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.

09/06/2014

Marin Cilic reacts after winning a point against Tomas Berdych during their quarterfinal match at the US Open on Sept. 3, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Cilic Has Come A Long Way Since Suspension For Positive Drug Test

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.

09/04/2014

Gael Monfils of France returns a shot to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 2, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: No Coach? No Problem For France’s Gael Monfils

Colorful Gael Monfils is back in the US Open quarterfinals.

09/02/2014

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during their women's singles fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 1, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seeds Williams, Djokovic Have No Problem Beating The Heat

The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.

09/01/2014

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates match point against Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning their women's singles fourth round match on Day Seven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Caroline Wozniacki, Re-focused, Finds Herself In The Quarterfinals

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.

08/31/2014

Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia plays against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2014 in New York. Krunic won 6-4 6-4. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit" TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Another Qualifier In Women’s Draw Pulls Off An Upset

“Qualifiers” are gaining additional notoriety in the women’s draw.

08/30/2014

Venus Williams meets Sara Errani after losing their third-round match at the US Open on Aug. 29, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Liguori: Venus Williams Stopped By Sara Errani Of Italy In Exciting Third Set

Sara Errani, the No. 13 seed from Italy, and Venus Williams played what was the most exciting set of the US Open so far.

08/29/2014

Catherine Bellis of the U.S. reacts on court during her 2014 US Open women's singles match against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 28, 2014. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: This Won’t Be The Last Time We See CiCi Bellis On Big Stage

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.

08/29/2014

CiCi Bellis, a 15-year-old American, reacts after defeating No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in the first round of the US Open on Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Teenage Sensation CiCi Bellis Steals The Show

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.

08/27/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during previews for the US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer, Serena Williams Are Talk Of 2014 US 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.

08/26/2014

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