The weather has been wonderful for nine days, but don’t look at the forecast. It’s calling for a chance of rain today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.
In 2014, by which time the folks at Roland Garros will have finished building a new center court with a retractable roof, the U.S. Open will be the Read More
Dinara Safina was decidedly displeased with the USTA after having her match last night switched to Louis Armstrong Stadium from Ashe because the Isner-Roddick match ran late.
At a 2:00 am (!) press conference, she reconstructed the scene:
“They came to us at 9:10 and they just told us, We’re switching you to Armstrong. And Read More
In case today’s drama wasn’t enough, the night session–which spilled over into Sunday morning–featured one of the tournament’s biggest upsets so far, and continued the decimation of the top seeds of the women’s draw. Dinara Safina, the number one player in the world, is out of the U.S. Open. She got through her first Read More
Minutes after barely surviving her first-round match, Dinara Safina admitted that her victory was, well, miraculous. “God knows,” she said when a reporter asked how she managed it. “Like, I mean, God knows how I pulled it out. Not me.”
It took divine intervention, Read More
Perhaps Richard Williams was right about Dinara Safina.
In what had to be the ugliest women’s tennis match we’ve seen since the 2007 semifinals, she just barely escaped the ignominious claim of becoming the first ever no. 1 women’s player to lose in the first round at the U.S. Open. She beat Read More
Intentionally or not, Richard Williams backed up the argument his daughter Serena Williams made earlier this year about the curious ranking of Dinara Safina atop the WTA. Earlier this year, Serena Williams dismissed the legitimacy of Safina’s ranking since she has never won a Grand Slam (much the same way Jelena Jankovic was Read More
Every year, come Open time, journalists ask tennis players from all over the world what they’re planning to do now that they’re here. Will they take in some art at the Met? Go for a walk in Central Park? Go clubbing?
And their answer is invariably something that they could do, well, Read More
Everyone is saying that this is Serena’s tournament to lose, but is that fair?
Serena has lost to both Dinara Safina and Jelena Jankovic this year. She lost to Safina at the Qatar Telecom German Open, a match which ended in a third-set tiebreaker. And she lost to Jankovic at the Australian Open in straight Read More
The occasionally gloomy Jelena Jankovic is headed to her first Grand Slam final after defeating Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-4, in a sloppy, nervous match. In total, there were 8 breaks of serve and 66 unforced errors.
Jelena Jankovic calmly strolled to the locker room after the match–generally a moment heavy in emotions–like it was Read More
The Ahsha Rolle story is over, as Marat Safin's sister Dinara Safina put her away in straight sets. Justine Henin once again rolled in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. She's trounced her opponents 36-9 through three rounds.
Novak Djokovic and the grisly Czech veteran Radek Stepanek are playing a thrilling match at Louis Armstrong. Stepanek took Read More