There’s a nice mix of first and second round matches today, and this also presents really good stuff we’ve been looking forward to since the tournament began. Play!
Richard Gasquet v. Rafael Nadal; Arthur Ashe, Late Afternoon:
Gasquet has been gone all summer thanks to a suspension after low doses of cocaine was discovered in Read More
I don't know if it's the worst tennis match ever, but it's probably the worst I've ever seen.
Svetlana Kuznetsova held on long enough to not lose against Anna Chakvetadze, taking the third set 6-1. There were dunks into the net, sailing errors and swings and misses at floating volleys. There were 13 breaks of Read More
Phew! What a first set.
Anna Chakvetadze just took it from Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, but this was easily the worst tennis I've seen in 12 days.
In the first set there were a total of 30 errors and 9 winners. Kuznetsova was so unnerved that she requested that the chair empire ask the crowd to Read More
A week ago today, Anna Chakvetadze won in straight sets in a little-noticed second-round match. She won a little bit after 12pm on a backcourt at a time when the majority of the gallery crowd was still in transit.
Afterwards, there was such little interest in the media in talking to her that her Read More
This is 20-year-old Anna Chakvetadze at lunch after her easy victory today. She was eating roasted turkey breast, hard boiled eggs, mozzarella and tomato with pesto sauce and a side of pita bread. Her opponent in the women's semifinals on Friday, Svetlana Kuznetsova, was running through the dining room with a fruit and yogurt Read More
While everyone buzzes about the Venus Williams-Jelena Jankovic match later tonight, the semifinal on the bottom half is now set. It's the battle of Russians, if not exactly notable (or pronouncable) names. 2004 U.S. Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova will take on Anna Chakvetadze.
Both won easily today: Chakvetadze beat Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-1; Kuznetsova Read More
This afternoon, the Israeli Shahar Peer will take on Anna Chakvetadze in the quarterfinals. Here’s what Peer had to say about fans in Flushing:
“I go on the court and I feel like I'm playing in Israel or something. It's so much fun. It's really nice to play when you have so much support.”
Happy Birthday, Andy Roddick! The 2003 U.S. Open Champ turned 25 today and won after Jose Acasuso retired after the third set. Other ranked straight sets winners today: Tomas Berdych, Anna Chakvetadze and Nadia Petrova. Svetlana Kuznetsova and Andy Murray both needed to go the distance to win their matches.
Men's no. 14 Guillermo Canas Read More
Anna Chakvetadze, the no. 6-seeded Russian, finished her match in 46 minutes, in a largely upset-free day (other than for poor Daniela Hantuchova). Also: Ivo Karlovic, who lost a grueling match in 4 hours and 8 minutes, had 38 aces in the effort.