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.
Irene may have claimed Saturday’s Kids’ Day, but it certainly won’t ruin the first day of the 2011 US Open.
“The Good Life” indeed. Tony Bennett turned 85 earlier this month, but his birthday celebration continues — and will be part of this year’s U.S. Open.
The field for the 2011 U.S. Open men’s singles tournament in Flushing Meadows just got a bit more crowded.
The U.S. Tennis Association says the singles champions at this year’s U.S. Open will each receive a record $1.8 million. Total prize money is rising by more than $1 million to $23.7 million, the most ever for the Grand Slam tournament.
The third-seeded Djokovic routed No. 19-seeded American Mardy Fish, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 Monday, sapping the energy from both his opponent and nearly packed Arthur Ashe Stadium and leaving only one American man in the draw at the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic reached the U.S. Open’s fourth round for the fourth consecutive year, eliminating American wild card James Blake in straight sets.
ankovic struggled with the wind at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, at one point hitting a serve so badly the ball flew straight up into the air. The Serb had 41 unforced errors and just 13 winners.
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.