The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray’s body language was as poor as his play.
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.
Bob and Mike Bryan lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the US Open semifinals Thursday, ending a 28-match winning streak in the Grand Slams and stopping their run two wins short of the Slam.
The Bryan’s are trying to become the first men’s double team of the Open era, the first since 1951, to win all four majors in the same year.
The fifth-seeded Li avenged her third-round upset loss to the young Brit at last year’s US Open, winning in straight sets Friday at the same stage at Flushing Meadows.
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.
Mets captain David Wright got the skinny soon after the Amazin’s acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill: the kid’s a gamer. He didn’t waste any time proving it.
Andy Murray knew it wasn’t going to be easy to win his first major. But I’m not sure anyone could have expected so many hurdles all thrown into one epic match.
Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.
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.
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.
Sharapova has a huge sweet tooth. She is most excited about completely owning Sugarpova and being involved in all business aspects of the creatively-packaged product, which includes “Splashy” gummy candy and “Spooky Sour” gummies.
Andre Agassi will be the 2012 inductee into the U.S. Open Court of Champions. Agassi will be inducted in Arthur Ashe Stadium before the men’s final on Sept. 9.
Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.
She fought for civil rights while proving to be one of the world’s greatest athletes, and on Wednesday the late Althea Gibson was honored in Newark.