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
It was an incredible day of tennis on the first Saturday of this U.S. Open. The biggest stories, of course, were John Isner and Melanie Oudin, but it was a day full of excellent matches, Novak Djokovic’s hardfought win over Jesse Witten among them. There was so much great play that by Read More
Roger Federer’s number one fan, Anna Wintour, was perched in her regular seat in the second row of the players box this afternoon during a surprisingly tough third round win over former U.S. Open champion, Lleyton Hewitt.
After the match, I bumped into Anna and asked if she was at all nervous today, especially after Read More
Well, CBS is sitting awfully pretty. Its coverage begins today and the network has what is far and away the best day of matches in the tournament so far. So much to watch:
Roger Federer v. Lleyton Hewitt; Ashe, 11 a.m.:
Now, this really shouldn’t be much of a match, but you know, it’s two Read More
After five days of eating stadium food, every trip to the player’s dining room is making us a little dizzy.
This afternoon we saw three players who have a day off before their next matches. And for two of them, it;s likely to be their last lunch here. Lleyton Hewitt, who has Roger Federer in Read More
The U.S. Open is like a warm, cozy oasis away from these trying economic times.
Despite sky-high prices for tickets, the Open once again broke an attendance record last night with 24,206 people filing through the National Tennis Center gates last night.
And you’d never know that McKinsey was very interested in talking to Read More
After last night's exhilarating action, we've got some great tennis to follow up.
At 11am, Justine Henin plays at Ashe while Novak Djokovic plays at Louis Armstrong. In the afternoon, Ana Ivanovic, Tim Henman, Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams all play.
Lleyton Hewitt will play on Louis Armstrong at night, while Venus Williams and Read More
No surprises so far today. Martina Hingis and Lleyton Hewitt both won easily and Novak Djokovic is cruising.
A young American contender, Sam Querrey, lost easily in straight sets, so he won't join unheralded countrymen Donald Young and John Isner in the second round.
Pay attention to James Blake's match, which is playing Read More
Is former champion Lleyton Hewitt the dark horse of this year’s open?
That’s the talk around here this week and if today’s match was any indication — he rolled over University of Illinois grad Amer Delic in straight sets — he’s in his best form in years.
“When you feel confident within yourself, you’re happy Read More
Welcome to the U.S. Open in this strange and menacing year of 2003! Forget your troubles and slouch with me toward the USTA National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. Jump into the gridlock on the Grand Central, or mingle with the fragrant masses on the Flushing line; join the happy hordes marching over that beautifully Read More