Mentally, I don’t think that there is any player in the women’s game that is tougher than Maria Sharapova. The 25-year-old showed yet again what she is made of, rallying back from a set down to beat a much-improved Marion Bartoli.
The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.
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.
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.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No. 3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No. 4.
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.
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.
These guys hate to pay taxes, so bet your boots they’ll be first in line to sign up for the government plan.
Ah, the sounds of summer. What would late August in NYC be without the shrieks from Flushing’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?
Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.
I’ve been saying it for years – there is no place for grunting in tennis!
Tennis fans at the US Open witnessed a pretty big upset Friday.
Serena Williams insists she moved on quickly after her bad night two years ago at the U.S. Open. Some of her fans, it seems, moved on as well — without her.
Li Na crumbled against 53rd ranked Simona Halep and was sent home early from the U.S. Open. Na admitted that she lost her confidence during the match and proved that a strong mental approach is required to achieve U.S. Open glory.
Were Rafael Nadal’s struggles in the first round simply a case of opening-night jitters or something more serious? Time will tell. Either way, his first match as defending U.S. Open champion had plenty of rough edges.