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Flipkens No Fluke

Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Jack Cunniff (August 21, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Samantha Stosur continued to improve her 2014 form with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Kirsten Flipkens in the Connecticut Open. It was a competitive match throughout, with Stosur pulling ahead at the end by capturing the final three games. But she had her hands full with Flipkens...
Via Tennis Panorama
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO VAULT: Serena Williams talks and sings while Roger Federer just talks

Serena Williams loves her some karaoke. It's been well-documented, of course. But I still give her props for getting up on stage at the Delta OPEN Mic event last night in front of actual people and doing her rendition of "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". Jack Sock, Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox, comedian Kathy Griffin, 30 Rock’s Katrina...
Via Down the Line!
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roddick disappointed not to be in US Open doubles

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Andy Roddick says he would like to have made one more appearance at the U.S Open, not for himself, but for his friend Mardy Fish. Roddick and Fish, who has been suffering from an anxiety disorder, had sought to enter this year's doubles field with a wild card. They were denied because Roddick, who has been retired for two years, has not been involved in...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours 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...
Via Attacking The Net
14 hours 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...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Q & A with Roger Federer pre US Open.

Wilson just released this exclusive interview with Roger Federer. Some interesting insight into his game.
Via Tennis Identity
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

There’s a very clear theme to be found at the 2014 United States Open, now that the draws have been announced in a ceremony held early Thursday afternoon in New York. The women’s draw is here — click on each highlighted section to see the pairings.   * THE ESSENTIAL U.S. OPEN QUESTION: “WHO WILL KNOCK OFF THE BIGGEST NAMES (IF ANYONE)?” As you look at the drawsheet, you’ll...
Via Attacking The Net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

There’s a very clear theme to be found at the 2014 United States Open, now that the draws have been announced in a ceremony held early Thursday afternoon in New York. The women’s draw is here — click on each highlighted section to see the pairings.   * THE ESSENTIAL U.S. OPEN QUESTION: “WHO WILL KNOCK OFF THE BIGGEST NAMES (IF ANYONE)?” As you look at the drawsheet, you’ll...
Via Bloguin Best
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Zahlavova Strycova took an early lead by breaking Kvitova's serve in the third game of the match between two Czech players. But the second seed got stronger as the match progressed. She broke back to tie the set...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

A GLAM SLAM TALKS CITIZEN WATCHES & FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION WITH VICTORIA AZARENKA

In time for the US Open, Citizen Watch Company designed a special timepiece for Victoria Azarenka. The tennis champ has been an ambassador for the brand since 2012. The new watch is part of the company’s Ecosphere collection, a fashion-forward line that will first debut this fall. The Victoria Azarenka Limited Edition Ecosphere features a rose gold-tone stainless steel case...
Via A Glam Slam
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams to face Taylor Townsend in US Open first round

NEW YORK -- Two-time defending champion Serena Williams will face American teen Taylor Townsend in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 18-year-old Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card. Williams could potentially play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time defending champion Serena Williams will face American teen Taylor Townsend in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 18-year-old Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card. Williams could potentially play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Belts Out An Excellent Rendition Of “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

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Via Next Impulse Sports
19 hours 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...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams on Letterman in Crop Top, Tight Skirt & Heels (Photos)

Dave seems to be enjoying the chocolate. FLIP THE PAGES FOR MORE OF SERENA OUTSIDE PLAYING TENNIS….
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 hours 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.
Via Gamedayr
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

This is Serena Williams singing karaoke in Times Square

Via Guyism
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ana Ivanovic: Bright Lights, Big City

Adidas has released Ana Ivanovic's look for the USO. This is likely a night version, with a daytime alternative in...
Via Tennis Identity
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Significant U.S. Open Men’s Matches Of All Time

You saw this same list (shortened) before the French Open. You saw it before Wimbledon. Now, you get to see it before the U.S. Open. Just so I don’t get any hate mail or hate tweets, this is not a list of the greatest U.S. Open matches of all time. Significance and greatness certainly intersect at times, but they are ultimately not one and the same thing. With that word of clarification...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Significant U.S. Open Men’s Matches Of All Time

You saw this same list (shortened) before the French Open. You saw it before Wimbledon. Now, you get to see it before the U.S. Open. Just so I don’t get any hate mail or hate tweets, this is not a list of the greatest U.S. Open matches of all time. Significance and greatness certainly intersect at times, but they are ultimately not one and the same thing. With that word of clarification...
Via Attacking The Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Former Number One Faces an Uphill Climb

By Jack Cunniff   (August 20, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Caroline Wozniacki lost to Camila Giorgi in the second round of the Connecticut Open, 6-4, 6-2. Giorgi, a hard-hitting Italian player, used a strong serve and aggressive groundstrokes to keep Wozniacki on her heels from the start of the match. Wozniacki dropped serve in the opening game, and failed to convert two break points in...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal To Miss US Open Due To Wrist Injury

Huge bummer for tennis fans, defending US Open champ, Rafael Nadal, will not partake in this year’s US Open. The world number 2 player made the announcement on Wednesday. Nadal released this statement on the US Open website, via Yahoo: “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Garcia-Lopez outlasts Young at Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez battled through a third-set tiebreaker before beating 11th-seeded Donald Young of the 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) on Wednesday in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open. Garcia-Lopez, the tournament's fifth seed, overcame a 6-4 deficit in the third tiebreaker by winning four consecutive points in the final tuneup before next week...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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