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Quiet At US Open? WTA Plans Crackdown On ‘Excessive Grunting’

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?

06/27/2012

144th Belmont Stakes

Liguori: What A Weekend!

Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.

06/12/2012

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Liguori: Caroline Wozniacki Complains About ‘Grunters’

I’ve been saying it for years – there is no place for grunting in tennis!

WFAN–10/28/2011

Maria Sharapova, Flavia Pennetta (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images Sport )

Maria Sharapova Out Of US Open; Upset In 3rd Round By Flavia Pennetta

Tennis fans at the US Open witnessed a pretty big upset Friday.

09/02/2011

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Serena Williams’ Popularity Wanes A Bit

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.

WFAN–08/31/2011

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Hartnett: Li Na’s Exit Biggest Surprise Of US Open Round One

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.

WFAN–08/31/2011

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Serena Williams, James Blake Advance At US Open; Andy Roddick On Tap Wednesday

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.

WFAN–08/31/2011

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Unseeded Venus Williams A Winner At US Open; Sister Serena Up Next

Venus Williams takes big tournaments like the U.S. Open one match at a time. Not a bad plan for a player who’s played only one match since Wimbledon.

WFAN–08/30/2011

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball against Heather Watson of Great Britian during Day One of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Sharapova Rallies For Victory At US Open

The three-time major champion picked up her game in time to avoid an upset against 102nd-ranked Heather Watson, rallying for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory Monday in the opening round.

08/29/2011

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Maria Sharapova In Familiar Role: A Favorite At Flushing’s US Open

Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal was the latest bit of news that — on paper, at least — appeared to open things up for Maria Sharapova, a three-time major winner who, of late, has been playing her best tennis since shoulder surgery derailed her in late 2008.

WFAN–08/29/2011

U.S. Open - Day 8

Hartnett: Predicting The 2011 US Open Women’s Bracket

Sean Hartnett previews the women’s side of the 2011 U.S. Open. Check out his opinion on tournament contenders and 2011 champion prediction.

WFAN–08/25/2011

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Liguori: US Open Seeding Controversy For The Williams Sisters

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!

WFAN–08/25/2011

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Three-Time Champion Serena Williams Seeded 28th At US Open

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.

WFAN–08/23/2011

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Wozniacki Beats Sharapova In 4th Round At Open

Three-time major champion Maria Sharapova lost to top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

WFAN–09/06/2010

U.S. Open - Day 6

Sharapova Routs American Beatrice Capra At Open

American upstart Beatrice Capra got blown away Saturday – by the excellence of Maria Sharapova and the bad, blustery conditions caused by the remnants of Hurricane Earl.

WFAN–09/04/2010

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