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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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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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This is Serena Williams singing karaoke in Times Square

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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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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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Connecticut Open: Wozniacki upset by Giorgi in second round

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday by Camila Giorgi of Italy in the second round of the Connecticut Open. Giorgi, who beat Wozniacki in last year's U.S. Open, dominated the service game, facing just two break points. Her first serves reached 117 mph and her second serves hovered around 107 mph. The 37th-ranked Giorgi broke Wozniacki...
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US Open Seeds For Both Men And Women Announced

How do your favorite tennis stars rank? Check out the list that was released today.  The seeds for the women goes as follows: 1. Serena Williams2. Simona​ Halep3. Petra Kvitova4. Agnieszka Radwanska5. Maria Sharapova6. Angelique​ Kerber7. Eugenie​ Bouchard8. Ana Ivanovic The seeds for the men goes as follows: 1. Novak Djokovic2. Roger Federer3. Stanislas Wawrinka...
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The 10 Most Significant U.S. Open Women’s Matches Of All Time

Attacking The Net did it for Roland Garros. ATN did it for Wimbledon.  Now, ATN offers a list of the 10 most significant U.S. Open women’s matches of all time. Reminder number one: This is not a list of the best matches, only the most significant. Reminder number two: See reminder number one. Reminder number three: See reminder number two. Reminder number four: This is a set of...
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Hot or Not: Djokovic's Ice Bucket Challenge

There's been so many ALS Ice Bucket Challenges this week it's been impossible to keep up with them all. We have had Bernard Tomic in his underwear and Grigor Dimitrov in the ocean, but the best attempt at a "sexy" ice bucket challenge has to go to Novak Djokovic. He really tried to spice things up with his hip swivelling moves... but did he succeed? Let us know...
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Mardy Fish Reveals His Struggle With Anxiety

                                                            Mary Fish has opened up about his anxiety disorder to USA Today. Fish, who has not played a competitive tennis match for a year, has been struggling with panic attacks and anxiety. He is no longer suffering from panic attacks every half an hour, but he is still on medication and is in therapy...
Via Onthegotennis
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury.In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday morning, Nadal said he won't compete at the Grand Slam event, which begins next Monday in New York. Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos.....
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Cincinnati ATP & WTA Recap: Steel Beneath The Velvet

We’ve seen two utterly fascinating weeks of North American hardcourt tennis since the world’s best (minus Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and Li Na, among others) came to Canada in early August. Tour action continues this week in New Haven (Connecticut) and Winston-Salem (North Carolina). Moreover, a few of the big names on the WTA Tour — Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova,...
Via Attacking The Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Nike US Open looks for Serena, Sharapova, and Azarenka

Along with the duds Nike unveiled for their boys, the sportswear giant released images and information on what their lady ballers will be wearing at the US Open. They're definitely trying to go for some eye-catching, chatter-inducing styles for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka. If that's the case, then it's working.Yes, you're looking at leopard...
Via Down the Line!
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennis player goes nuts on ump over terrible call

Getty Image The diminutive Sara Errani lost her mind today following what can only be described as a putrid overrule from a chair ump. At issue was a serve well between the lines that was called out. The ensuing shot from Errani’s opponent, Yanina Wickmayer, sailed wide as well. Errani believed she deserved the point on principle. The chair ump disagreed. That’s when Errani did...
Via With Leather
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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