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 […]


Hail to Queen Elena – a Regal Power

Elena Dementieva 30 Aug 2009

When Elena Dementieva wins her first Grand Slam Championship at the 2009 US Open, the 11-year tour veteran will finally shake that “best player to have never won a major” label. In a sport that is beginning to look like a Russian talent show, Elena Dementieva is the best of the lot. With more than […]


Dinara Safina seeded No. 1 for 2009 US Open

2009 US Open 28 Aug 2009

After watching the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, tennis enthusiasts must be asking how can it be! Dinara Safina seeded atop the U.S. Open? Remarkable! Tournament directors, wake up! Dinara just does not cut it as a number one seed. If you know New York, you know these fans will announce and perhaps […]