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US Open: Federer, Serena primed for glory

Welcome back to isportsweb’s tennis section! I hope you’ve enjoyed the hard court season during my little hiatus there, in which we’ve seen a lot to get us ready for the upcoming finale of the Grand Slam calendar, the US Open, which I will once again be attending. Let’s get right to it.  We’ve had a number of tournaments from which to draw conclusions since Novak Djokovic...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena Williams sings karaoke ahead of U.S. Open

Serena Williams singing karaoke to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" feels like the best way to get in the mood for the U.S. Open.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

This is Serena Williams singing karaoke in Times Square

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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston-Salem Open: John Isner withdraws with ankle injury

  Top-seeded John Isner has withdrawn from his Winston-Salem Open quarterfinal against Lukas Rosol on Thursday because of a sprained ankle. Organizers say Isner injured his left ankle Wednesday night during his third-round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Isner won this tournament in 2011 and 2012. Rosol, a Czech who is seeded seventh, will play ninth-seeded Yen-Hsun...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

Bracketed tournaments — in basketball, soccer, tennis, water polo, and anything else under the sun — always elicit certain kinds of conversations when the brackets are first revealed. Some people are bracket zealots, in that they think the draws mean everything. Other people, tired of the bracket zealots, think that draws mean absolutely nothing, or something close to it. Which...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Just Serena Williams playing tennis in a belly shirt and stilettos on a street in Manhattan

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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosol beats Lu in three sets to advance to Winston-Salem Open finals

  Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Friday after beating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's US Open. Rosol, seeded seventh, will take on the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Sam Querrey of the U.S. and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Face for the Finals of the Connecticut Open

Petra Kvitova photo by Jack Cunniff By Jack Cunniff (August 22, 2014) NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Open has a history of players repeating as finalists, and there’s another name to add to the list. Petra Kvitova, the second seed, defeated Sam Stosur in the semifinals and advanced to her third consecutive final in New Haven. She follows the trend set by Venus Williams (four straight...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Woz on Rory: 'I don’t want my name stuck with him forever'

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is trying to move past her very public and embarrassing breakup with World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy. The U.S. Open begins on Monday. She spoke openly about her spilt with McIlroy for the first time with John Koblin of The New York Times. “I don’t want to have my name stuck with him forever,” Wozniacki said. “I’m my own person. I have my...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Looking Forward to a Faster Hard Court at the US Open

(August 23, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – No. 5 Maria Sharapova admits she likes a hard court that is faster and coming into this year’s US Open, she’ll be getting her wish. “I think a faster court can have a higher bounce or a slower court can have a lower bounce. It always depends on the place and the weather. I don’t think I have ever really had a preference on hard court...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years. The No. 4 player in the world also won here in 2012 before losing in last year's final to Simona Halep. She did not drop a set in New Haven this week. Kvitova broke Rybarikova's serve in the sixth game of each set, running...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka Talks US Open “Party Patrol at Party with the Pros” Event

  (August 23, 2014) NEW YORK, NY – As part of Taste of Tennis Week, a series of special culinary events and parties leading into the 2014 US Open, the Measure Lounge of the Langham Place Fifth Avenue Hotel played  host to an exclusive party on Saturday night limited to 150 people called “Party with the Pros” an event produced by AYS.  Partygoers were treated to culinary...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Men are favorites to win the U.S. Open?

The final tennis major of the year sees most of the best players in the world descend upon New York City for the U.S. Open Championship. Starting Monday, the biggest names of the sport will vie for the only tennis major played in the United States and hope to head into the offseason as a champion. So who to the oddsmakers believe will reign supreme in the Big Apple? Novak Djokovic...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Faces Golden Opportunity at U.S. Open

With defending champion Rafael Nadal announcing Monday that he was withdrawing from the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury, Roger Federer now appears to have his best shot at winning a Grand Slam title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2012. Due to Nadal’s absence, Novak Djokovic and Federer will now be the tournament’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, meaning that they...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

US Open, minus Nadal, begins in steamy conditions

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Open is underway in steamy conditions. Rafael Nadal isn't around to defend his title because of a right wrist injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeking her third straight championship on the women's side. Second-seeded Simona Halep, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber are among the players with early matches Monday...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

US Open: Simona Halep rallies to win; Kerber, Radwanska advance in 1st round

Second-seeded Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut in the first round of the U.S. Open. The Romanian won 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2 on Monday over 20-year-old Danielle Rose Collins. As a sophomore at Virginia, Collins earned a wild card into the U.S. Open with her run to the NCAA title as an unseeded player. The French Open runner-up, Halep...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. Open match delayed by one bee

((ht: espn.com))No really, it was a lone bee that briefly delayed the Venus Williams vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm opening round match at the U.S. Open.We aren't making this up.One bee.All by it's lonesome.The killer bee ducked and dodged Date-Krumm and a phalanx of slightly scared ball kids before eventually scurrying off...Your video proof:
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams outlasts bee, Date-Krumm at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Venus Williams outlasted a pesky bee, with the help of three attendants, before putting away 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the U.S. Open. The prematch buzz was all about the ages of the players - at a combined 77, it was believed to be the oldest for opponents in a women's Grand Slam pairing, the WTA said. Then with the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams overcomes bee attack to advance at U.S. Open

Venus Williams can add a bee to her list of opponents vanquished at the U.S. Open. The 34-year-old two-time champion kicked off her 16th campaign at Flushing Meadows on Monday with a first-round affair against 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm that lasted three sets and had interference from a wayward insect. After Venus dropped the first set, she rallied to win the second. In the third...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan just took a selfie with Roger Federer

Let’s be honest folks, selfies have become a huge part of our daily lives and when Michael Jordan takes a selfie, we will be here to document it. Only a few moments ago, tennis legend Roger Federer posted an image of the two taking a selfie on his Twitter account before the upcoming U.S. Open: MJ #selfie #HisAirness pic.twitter.com/Bv4HJVecqa — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) August...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bee Interrupts Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm at US Open

The above photo is from an old match but today’s match was far from peaceful.  Today was the opening of the US Open and a bee happened to interrupt the game. Those bees in Flushing Meadows Park have no respect. Date-Krumm playing great… there's a lot of buzz about this match! #usopen http://t.co/jG21NKrUS3 — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 25, 2014 Do you still think...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams starts her U.S. Open with win over Kimiko Date-Krumm

  Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent. She kept moving from sideline to sideline, yet still couldn't shake free at the U.S. Open. Not until three attendants came onto the court to help did Williams escape what was bugging her Monday -- a bee that wanted to land on her racket. ''The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova returns to US Open, wins 1st-rounder

NEW YORK (AP) Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round. The fifth-seeded Sharapova, who missed the tournament last year because of an injured right shoulder, trailed 4-2 in the first set. She then took control...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova returns to U.S. Open, wins first-round match

  Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round. The fifth-seeded Sharapova, who missed the tournament last year because of an injured right shoulder, trailed 4-2 in the first set. She then took control in the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Djokovic coasts in US Open opener

NEW YORK (AP) Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past a U.S. Open novice in the first round Monday, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a match that finished a few minutes before midnight. Djokovic was never in trouble against a 22-year-old opponent from Argentina playing in his first main draw at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic's final shot hit the net, and popped over to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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