Wait one second: What’s this? Is the Power Serb back? Ana Ivanovic played on Ashe today and defeated Australian Open semifinalist Jie Zheng in straight sets. Ivanovic is going to the third round. This also means this is the farthest she’s gotten at a U.S. Open since 2007 (she was bounced in the second round Read More
Marion Bartoli, the undersize, eccentric Frenchwoman, knows how to play above her weight, and how to pull off an upset. This was, in other words, a big second round test for Kim Clijsters at Armstrong this afternoon.
When Bartoli won the first set, reporters in press room started saying things like, “Well maybe Clijsters isn’t Read More
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
Sybille Bammer, the 28-year-old mom whose every movement we’ve been chronicling, is now, at least in our mind, the greatest story in what is an otherwise very disappointing U.S. Open for women’s tennis. For the first time in her career, the women’s No. 29 player will make it to a Grand Slam quarterfinals after Read More
The great Sybille Bammer takes on the unflappable Marion Bartoli today in our Match of the Day on Louis Armstrong. Bammer, as we’ve discussed all week long, has inspired us all with her prowess on the court; Bartoli, the little French lady with the impossibly long ponytail, has always been one of our Read More
The difference between this match and the last was striking for Serena Williams. In the last, Williams entered the women’s locker room on the verge of tears. Today, she came in smiling and gave a big thumbs up.
Serena Williams had her easiest win of the tournament today, blowing away Marion Bartoli in straight sets. Read More
Marion Bartoli wishes she could replay the Wimbledon Finals when she lost to Venus Williams. She said she would changed her strategy. Instead of hitting the ball in the corners, she would have hit the ball down the center of the court, preventing Venus an opportunity to get good angles on passing winners.
This 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
Marion Bartoli begs to differ — strongly — with tennis legend Martina Navratilova’s assessment of her game.
Bartoli told me yesterday that she didn’t care for Navratilova’s criticism when the 5759-time Grand Slam champion told the The New York Times, “[Bartoli] can beat a top-10 player here and there, but not day in and day Read More