Radwanska beat Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday to start play at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 91st-ranked Bratchikova had 28 unforced errors to only six for Radwanska.
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.
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.
This will be the second Major tournament missed this year by Zvonareva. She pulled out of the French Open because of a right shoulder injury.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded second and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray is seeded third.
The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows will be played this summer without one of tennis’ biggest stars.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced its eight men’s wild cards on Tuesday. Hewitt is a two-time major champion — winning the 2001 U.S. Open — but at age 31 the Australian has fallen to 134th in the world.
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.
Mini though these mini golf courses may be, they’re huge fun for New York families. Get the family out to enjoy spring’s green on the greens at the best mini golf options in the city.
Competitors will climb over a long series of city taxi cabs, crawl over city buses, and climb stairs at Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium — along with traditional challenges.
Serena Williams lost her cool, and then she lost the match. Now the biggest name in women’s tennis is tweeting about her US Open tirade.
Novak Djokovic was on the wrong side of the court, and the celebration, a year ago after the last ball was struck in the U.S. Open final. But for “Nole,” 2011 has been much, much different.