The Big Guys Move On

2009 US Open 03 Sep 2009

All the top seeds looked convincing on Day Three of the 2009 U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal was particularly impressive in his 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 domination of France’s Richard Gasquet. Nadal sported 7 aces, no double faults and committed just 10 unforced errors. Spectators saw no evidence of the knee injury that sidelined the Spanish star […]

Maria Sharapova wins, Ana Ivanovic out

2009 US Open 02 Sep 2009

On Tuesday night, professional tennis performed its version of a beauty pageant. Some of the game’s most luminous stars took center stage. Blonde prom queen, Maria Sharapova, showed she could play tennis while 11th seeded brunette eye-candy queen Ana Ivanovic simply ran out of gas. It has been a disappointing year for the Serbian former […]

Safina Escapes, Oudin Roars

2009 US Open 01 Sep 2009

The number one seed is vulnerable. That may not surprise too many fans. Russian top gun Dinara Safina hung on against lightly regarded 18-year old Australian string bean Olivia Rogowska and squeezed out a tense 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 war of attrition. The 2.5-hour slop-fest did not resemble what Flushing Meadows fans have come to […]

Roger Federer, Andy Roddick moves on to the 2nd round

2009 US Open 01 Sep 2009

America’s Devin Britton may be the best collegiate player in the land, but he received a rare lesson yesterday from the best tennis player to ever grace the courts. Roger Federer did his thing in an 88-minute 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 taming of the NCAA Champion. Federer shook off the cobwebs and let his supporters see […]

Venus Escapes, Clijsters, Azarenka Tough

2009 US Open 01 Sep 2009

US Open 2009 – Day 1 – Women’s Matches – Venus Escapes, Clijsters, Azarenka Tough A packed house and huge television audience watched one of America’s biggest stars wind up day one at the 2009 US Open.  Third seeded Venus Williams was lucky to escape her first round match as day one proceeded without incident […]

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