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Category Archives: US Open

Sven Groeneveld Says Some (Silly) Things About The Recent Slam Champions

With Caroline Wozniacki at number one without even a whiff of a slam while Li Na, Petra Kvitova and Sam Stosur all won their very first Grand Slams in 2011, the slamless #1 issue vs #1-less Grand Slam champion discussion has been one of the most prominent to come out of 2011. Recently, Karolina’s (co-co-co?) [...]

Quotable Quotes: Is Rafael Nadal right to criticize ITF and ATP scheduling?

Rafael Nadal’s outspoken criticism of the ITF and ATP continued this week as Rafa and Spain dusted off France 4-1 to reach the Davis Cup final. This time also specifically criticizing the scheduling of Davis Cup events immediately after slams: “It is unacceptable that two big events like a Grand Slam and a Davis Cup [...]

Serena Williams’ US Open outbursts: An uncharacteristic ticking timebomb?

Yesterday, history repeated itself as yet another one of Serena Williams’ US Open outings ended in outburst and shame. This year’s events certainly weren’t anywhere close to what unfolded two summers ago, and rather than being threatening, she turned into a hysterical half-crying half-ranting mess. But it was still bad, and naturally the reaction has [...]

Quotable Quotes: Sam Stosur Wins The US Open

Yesterday, Sam Stosur demolished Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 in a dramatic but routine championship to capture the very first Grand Slam of her career at Flushing Meadows. On her feelings after the match: “Yeah, I’m still kind of speechless. I can’t actually believe I won this tournament. I guess to go out there and play [...]

Has Andy Murray Regressed?

Three years ago, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal met in the semifinals of the US Open for the first time. Nadal was scared, and he had reason to be as the Scot dispatched of him in straight sets. Many believed it to be Murray’s ‘coming out party’ to start challenging for and winning slams. After [...]

Quotable Quotes: Richard Williams: Caroline Wozniacki is “like a daughter to me”.

We’ve heard from Wozniacki’s twitter page about her countless rendezvous with “her friends” - the Williams sisters - and after Serena Williams’ 6-2 6-4 victory over Wozniacki, her dad Richard decided to repay some of the grovelling compliments that Wozniacki has given to his daughters over the last few years. “It was a nice fight, [...]

Quotable Quotes: Roger Federer Lashes out at Novak Djokovic, is he correct?

After squandering double match point to Novak Djokovic in an epic fifth set for the second successive year at the US Open, an unimpressed Roger Federer refused to hand out free compliments to his rival, criticizing his approach to the match from double match point down. “I didn’t hit the best serve. But it’s just [...]

The Big Four To Square-Off Once Again

2011 has seen an unprecedented year at the slams from the big four. In the sixteen semi-final spots available this year, only two have been filled by players outside of that charmed square. And even those two were the result of Nadal injuring himself early in his Australian Open quarterfinal and Federer choking a two-set [...]

Blundering USTA strike again at the US Open.

Yesterday, after the numerous complaints and threats from the top ATP players, the USTA finally decided to listen to them. They decided to reschedule the final two days of the event, with the two semifinals on Saturday and the women and men finishing on Sunday and Monday respectively. Sounds good, right? Wrong. The problem is [...]

Players Clash With The USTA; What To Take From It.

After Tuesday’s Day and Night sessions were completely washed out, today brought similar woes as rain threatened to completely throw off the US Open’s schedule and only around 10-12 minutes of play was managed before the players were carted off-court and play was eventually suspended. In a desperate attempt to get players on-court and the [...]


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