We called up Yasuhiro Makoshi, the manager of Restaurant Nippon in Midtown, to find out which players had been dining at the 46-year-old restaurant, one of the first to serve sushi in America, during the Open. The Nippon, due to its proximity to many of the players’ hotels and its owner’s passion for Read More
Monday’s night session featured a teenager defeating a more seasoned Russian foe. Down the first set, she rallied through tiebreakers to win the match.
The scene played out during the day on Ashe, as Melanie Oudin beat Nadia Petrova, and then repeated itself on the same court at night, with Caroline Wozniacki in 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
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
Justine Henin has been known as a great player with an unpredictable mind. If her nerves stayed in check she could beat anybody. But it's that 'if' that has prevented tennis pundits from calling her the unquestionable number one player in the world. If Serena or Venus are on their game, if Sharapova has her Read More
I don't know if it's the worst tennis match ever, but it's probably the worst I've ever seen.
Svetlana Kuznetsova held on long enough to not lose against Anna Chakvetadze, taking the third set 6-1. There were dunks into the net, sailing errors and swings and misses at floating volleys. There were 13 breaks of Read More
Phew! What a first set.
Anna Chakvetadze just took it from Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, but this was easily the worst tennis I've seen in 12 days.
In the first set there were a total of 30 errors and 9 winners. Kuznetsova was so unnerved that she requested that the chair empire ask the crowd to Read More
A week ago today, Anna Chakvetadze won in straight sets in a little-noticed second-round match. She won a little bit after 12pm on a backcourt at a time when the majority of the gallery crowd was still in transit.
Afterwards, there was such little interest in the media in talking to her that her Read More
This is 20-year-old Anna Chakvetadze at lunch after her easy victory today. She was eating roasted turkey breast, hard boiled eggs, mozzarella and tomato with pesto sauce and a side of pita bread. Her opponent in the women's semifinals on Friday, Svetlana Kuznetsova, was running through the dining room with a fruit and yogurt Read More
While everyone buzzes about the Venus Williams-Jelena Jankovic match later tonight, the semifinal on the bottom half is now set. It's the battle of Russians, if not exactly notable (or pronouncable) names. 2004 U.S. Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova will take on Anna Chakvetadze.
Both won easily today: Chakvetadze beat Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-1; Kuznetsova Read More