Moments after the biggest upset in the women’s draw at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters had a bit of an urgent stride toward the women’s locker room. Vera Zvonareva had just defeated Caroline Wozniacki in a surprisingly quick match, and Clijsters was suddenly in a rush because in a few minutes she would be on Read More
Caroline Wozniacki is two steps away from the women’s final, and it looks more and more that her 2010 Open run is turning her into a bona fide star.
Let’s review. Last year, Wozniacki, a little known Dane, made it all the way to the Finals but didn’t exactly look the part of a star. Read More
Caroline Wozniacki is not Dinara Safina. She is not Jelena Jankovic. She has earned her no. 1 seed, and she is going to win a Grand Slam.
For the second straight year, Wozniacki took to the Ashe court in beginning of the second week, and flourished. Last year, it was walloping Melanie Oudin in straight Read More
Don’t expect Caroline Wozniacki to tell you how she looked up to Maria Sharapova when she was younger, no sir.
After her third round victory on Saturday, Wozniacki was asked when she was younger if she wanted to be like Sharapova–the champion, the spokesperson, the celebrity, the whole deal. Wozniacki chose someone else instead.
“Well, Read More
It was our first late night at Ashe (we expect a lot of these!, and it’s finally come to an end. Rafael Nadal won in a grueling three set match tonight over Teimuraz Gabashvili, and Caroline Wozniacki made quick work of the American Chelsey Gullickson. The match ended right before 1 a.m.
Earlier in the Read More
When she played her rain-soaked semifinal match last year, she played before a couple hundred people at Louis Armstrong.
Tonight, it’s more than likely she’ll play in front of a sparse crowd again.
Thanks to Novak Djokovic and a surprising three set Maria Sharapova match (which she finally just won) we’re going Read More
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Later tonight, Caroline Wozniacki will play her first Open match and can officially assume the Dinara Safina role as The-Player-Who’s-Ranked-No.1-But-Hasn’t-Earned-It. Since the women’s game has been blown to pieces over the last few years, we’ve heard (repeatedly) about this sort of player. Ana Ivanovic once had the label. Jelena Jankovic too. Safina took it last Read More
Before the tournament began, Kim Clijsters, fresh from retirement and early motherhood, complained that women in the game today don’t have a clue about how to grind out a win.
“I remember Justine [Henin], she was one who could mix her game up even if she was not playing well,” she said. “Someone like Read More
It’s probably not what Caroline Wozniacki expected for her first Grand Slam semifinal. The start time was delayed until 9:30 p.m. due to the weather. (And, to add insult to injury, there was another 12-minute rain delay after the very first point.) The match was moved to Armstrong (and away from the TV cameras) and Read More
It’s been nearly nine hours since a tennis ball has been in Queens, but we’re going to get some tennis for you. Very quietly, it has stopped raining. Even more quietly, both courts are in the final stages of being completely dried.
Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams have just taken to the Ashe court, which Read More