Living in New York
Last week, I reported that some surprising tennis stars–Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, Taylor Dent, Ryan Harrison–weren’t staying at The Waldorf or The Standard, but, of all places, a Radisson!
Well, not long after I posted it, all of those players have been eliminated. American upstart Ryan Harrison, after having three match points in his Read More
Kaia Kanepi just finished former U.S. Open finalist Jelena Jankovic in straight sets. The wind was a very big factor.
First, let me give you a report from the ground. It’s crazy out there! I almost want to compare it to an early April Mets game where it’s cold, and Gary, Keith and Ron spend Read More
Jelena Jankovic has always provided good copy for reporters (including me!).
So when she was asked at a press conference about fellow serbs Ana Ivanovic and then Janko Tipsarevic (who defeated Andy Roddick last night) after she won today, she was not pleased.
Q. How much do you know about [Tipsarevic's] game?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Read More
You may expect most tennis stars to stay at places like The Waldorf, Le Parker Meridien, or The Carlyle while they make their stay in New York. Maybe some even rent out a penthouse on the Park! When you’re a tennis player with a full international schedule, you only get a couple weeks a year Read More
“What’s going on?” someone called from the stands late this afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium, speaking for a crowd stunned by huge, back-to-back upsets. Directly after Melanie Oudin’s win over Elena Dementieva, another of the stars of the women’s game fell in the second round. Jelena Jankovic, the runner-up here last year who, like Dementieva, 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
Experience prevailed tonight.
Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic in an often nervous but ultimately riveting match 6-4, 7-5.
It lasted over 2 hours, including a 1 hour, 17 minute second set that brought everything to the table: dramatic rallies, set points saved, a match point saved, key errors and stirring winners.
For Serena, it Read More
In less than an hour, Anita Baker will be on that red carpet singing "America the Beautiful," and shortly thereafter, it’ll be time for Serena and Jelena.
It is, also, bigger than a Saturday night match or a Sunday evening match–the traditional time for the women’s and men’s finals, respectively–and the biggest primetime slot ever Read More
Play for the rest of the day has been canceled.
This means the Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray semifinal–which Murray currently leads 6-2, 7-6, 2-3–will resume tomorrow at 4pm, with coverage on CBS. Women’s tennis will have its biggest stage ever, with a primetime 9pm final tomorrow night on CBS. The winner of the Nadal-Murray match will 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