Sean Hartnett previews the women’s side of the 2011 U.S. Open. Check out his opinion on tournament contenders and 2011 champion prediction.
Serena Williams at No. 28 doesn’t make sense. She’ll face top players early in the women’s draw and prevent better players from getting to the later rounds — where they should be competing. That is what the seeding system is all about!
As the US Open Tennis Championship fortnight approaches, I look back at some of my top memories of covering the US Open since 1982, my first year working the event.
Serena Williams was seeded 28th for the U.S. Open, which stuck with its policy of following the rankings instead of taking into account players’ past performances.
Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will not go for three in a row this year because of a stomach muscle injury.
Serena Williams is back home recuperating after two health scares she describes as “extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.”
Rafael Nadal’s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.
Kim Clijsters won a second consecutive U.S. Open championship and third overall Saturday night, easily beating Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in a final that lasted exactly one hour and lacked any drama.
Kim Clijsters is one win from her second straight U.S. Open title after beating Venus Williams in three sets Friday for her 20th straight victory at Flushing Meadows.
In the featured semifinal at the U.S. Open on Friday, Kim Clijsters tries to stay on track for her second straight title after a 2 1/2-year layoff during which she got married and had a baby girl, Jada.
Nobody can say Kim Clijsters took an easy path to her U.S. Open title last year. She played both Williams sisters. This year, she’ll only play one.
Venus Williams struggled with her serve. She kept tugging at her dress. Every bit as big a nuisance was her opponent, Shahar Peer.
Kim Clijsters beat Petra Kvitova and Hurricane Earl with a quick victory before rain suspended play Friday at the US Open.
Eyes were on Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray and a hurricane named Earl as play began Friday under gray skies at the US Open.
The second-seeded Kim Clijsters beat Sally Peers, the 19-year-old qualifier, 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday, but this was one of those nights where it was hard to tell the winner from the loser.