My sleeper pick may as well have slept in this morning.
Kim Clijsters blew away Ana Ivanovic in just under an hour in an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory. This was Ivanovic’s first fourth round Open match since 2007 when Venus Williams beat her 6-4, 6-2 on a Sunday afternoon on Ashe. That match looked Read More
Kim Clijsters is friendly to a fault. Unlike some players who are totally unapproachable, if you pass by Clijsters on the grounds here there’s a good chance she’ll say hello for no reason at all. Just look at that picture of her and her kid! Also, she’s so in love with her husband! This Read More
Here she comes!
I called her a spoiler and a sleeper, and now she’ll get a date for a fourth round match on CBS in Ashe against last year’s champ, Kim Clijsters.
Ana Ivanovic defeated Virginie Razzano this afteroon 7-5, 6-0, and she’s gotten to her farthest spot at the Open since Read More
You can’t expect Ryan Harrison to go on his own Melanie Oudin–or, Beatrice Capra!–run this year, but he gets his second round match today on the Grandstand. He plays Sergiy Stakhovsky. We expect it’ll be packed.
And later this afternoon, the lady we’re predicting will be this year’s spoiler at the Open, Ana Read More
Wait one second: What’s this? Is the Power Serb back? Ana Ivanovic played on Ashe today and defeated Australian Open semifinalist Jie Zheng in straight sets. Ivanovic is going to the third round. This also means this is the farthest she’s gotten at a U.S. Open since 2007 (she was bounced in the second round Read More
Lleyton Hewitt, the 2001 U.S. Open champion and ex-fiance to Kim Clijsters, lost in the opening round last night in a five-set match to the Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu. It finishes a rough Grand Slam year for Hewitt who did no better than the fourth round at a Slam. Time to think about retirement?
Ana Ivanovic, Read More
What would Nick Bollettieri do if the slumping Ana Ivanovic came to him tomorrow and asked for help?
“If she came to me I would say tell me every single thing that’s on your mind,” he said. “Everything! Do you still like the game? Have you lost your confidence? Are you afraid? Did you have Read More
Ana Ivanovic has come undone.
It’s almost hard to believe that she was ranked no. 1 in the world as recently as last year after the display she put on last night in a remarkable loss to Kateryna Bondarenko, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7).
“It’s very disappointing,” she said after her match. “It Read More
Was it just two years ago that we did a cover story on the Serbian tennis players who we predicted would take the city by storm?
Because they haven’t.
Last year, we watched Novak Djokovic transform himself from a New York hero into a villain after he gave a cringe-inducing post-match Read More
2007 was the year of the Serbian invasion of Flushing. Novak Djokovic became an overnight celebrity; we called Ana Ivanovic the savior of women’s tennis thanks to her refreshingly grounded personality; Jelena Jankovic cemented a reputation as a tireless grinder whom the press adored.
And then this year got off to such a great start! Djokovic won Read More