Roberta Vinci has reached the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year, beating fellow Italian Camila Giorgi.
Only a few spots separate them in the seedings. Still, the considerable gulf between No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 Sara Errani was hard to ignore in their matches Thursday at the U.S. Open.
With boyfriend Rory McIlroy in the stands, Wozniacki fought off a set point in the second to win 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
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.
That Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 US Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.
Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Friday because of a knee injury, but she hopes to be ready for the U.S. Open.
I’ve been saying it for years – there is no place for grunting in tennis!
Serena Williams overpowered no. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki and will face Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open Final.
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated No. 10 Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 7-6 (5) Thursday to set up a semifinal matchup against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.
Whether or not she ends up holding the trophy at the end, Serena Williams has no competition at Flushing Meadows. She is the top personality, the woman to watch in a sport that has struggled of late to find, and hold onto, a compelling star.
They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games. Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki made it through the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday and stayed on a path that could collide in the semifinals.
Caroline Wozniacki is fit and powerful. Now if she can develop into an ‘all court’ player, she would have a greater chance of beating the top players in the later rounds of Major Championships.
Roger Federer waited around at the U.S. Open for hours and hours, eager to get on court for his fourth-round match. Once he finally started playing, shortly before midnight, he didn’t take long to win.
But she took four consecutive games there to start turning things around, and wound up winning 12 of the match’s last 14 games to extend her bid to win her first Grand Slam title.