For all of Rafael Nadal’s considerable talents with a racket in hand, the part of his game that’s most often been criticized – by himself and others – is his serve. That is quickly changing.
Playing for the first time in two months, Venus Williams beat Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 Monday night to reach the U.S. Open’s second round.
If Roger Federer is going to reach a seventh consecutive U.S. Open title match, he might need to get past the man who ended his Grand Slam semifinal streak.
In 2006, the Mets established a club record by hitting 10 grand slams. In the nearly four calendar years since, they have it just 8 as a team while allowing 13 grand slams, 9 of which have come so far in 2010.