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Ann Liguori

Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka hug at the end of their 2013 US Open men's semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Djokovic–Wawrinka Semifinal Was An Epic!

Even though Djokovic won, the crowd was so impressed with Wawrinka’s effort and game, they gave him a well-deserved long-standing ovation after the match.

09/07/2013

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles quarterfinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Murray Ousted In Quarters By Swiss Maestro Not Named Roger

Wawrinka dazzled with 45 winners to Murray’s 15. He outplayed Murray from start to finish, rendering Murray defenseless as Murray was unable to come up with any break points in the entire match.

09/05/2013

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Liguori: Djokovic Cruises Into Quarters While Hewitt’s Resurgence Ends

Top seed Novak Djokovic is flying around in his own stratosphere. He hasn’t dropped a set the entire tournament and dominated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer A Step Too Slow In US Open Ouster

Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Serena Wins Revenge Match Against Sloane Stephens

In the most compelling match-up of the tournament so far, top seed and defending champion Serena showed fellow American Stephens who’s boss.

09/01/2013

Alison Riske (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Alison Riske Pulls Off Huge US Open Upset

It remains to be seen if Riske can continue to climb up the rankings and continue to improve. But she’s headed in the right direction.

08/31/2013

Victoria Duval (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Vicky Duval — This Year’s Feel-Good Story At US Open

Each year at the US Open, there is a story that captivates and stands out more than any other. This year, it was only two days before 17-year-old Vicky Duval became ‘that’ story.

08/28/2013

Serena Williams (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Which Americans Will Go Deep In The US Open Draw?

Gone is the Golden Era of American tennis. Every year, the names Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert seem to fade further in our country’s tennis consciousness.

08/27/2013

James Blake (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Tennis Will Miss The Competitive And Classy James Blake

The U.S. Open barely got started and one of its most popular players, James Blake, announced his retirement from the game, effective after this US Open.

08/26/2013

Jason Dufner poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after his two-stroke victory at the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on August 11, 2013 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Liguori: Jason Dufner Makes A Refreshing Major Champion

We knew Jason Dufner had game. This time in the PGA Championship, the 36-year-old was able to close it out and show the world just how much game he has.

08/12/2013

Jim Furyk lines up his putt on the sixth hole during the first round of the 95th PGA Championship on August 8, 2013 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Liguori: Picking A Winner In Today’s Final Round Is A Tall Order

Let the Final Round begin! And what a packed leaderboard it is! Picking a winner won’t be easy.

08/11/2013

Jason Dufner (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Special Day For Jason Dufner At PGA Championship

nd, Ohio made history in Friday’s second round, carding a ‘7 under 63’ which is the lowest round ever at Oak Hill.

08/10/2013

Jim Furyk lines up his putt on the sixth hole during the first round of the 95th PGA Championship on August 8, 2013 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Liguori: Adam Scott, Jim Furyk Come Out Hot At PGA Championship

It’s great to see the 2003 U.S. Open champ’s name at the top of the leaderboard. Furyk is too good and has been in contention too often not to have won more majors (despite his painful looking swing!)

08/09/2013

Tiger Woods (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tiger, Stacy Lewis Keep Golf In The Headlines For American Fans

Tiger Woods’ performance on the course once again has dominated golf headlines all season. And rightly so. He comes into this week’s PGA Championship having blown away the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend.

08/05/2013

Inbee Park of South Korea celebrates winning the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club on June 30, 2013 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tough-As-Nails Inbee Park Makes It Look Easy At U.S. Women’s Open

And after watching Inbee Park win the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open on challenging Sebonack Golf Club, her third straight major victory of the season, I’d add her name to the elite list of the most mentally tough athletes.

07/01/2013

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