Living in New York
Hey, sorry, I just woke up.
In arguably the most boring women’s final ever played in Queens, Kim Clijsters defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in a 59 minute match.
For some perspective: The Djokovic-Federer fifth set was 68 minutes. They played four sets of tennis before that! Someone should have given Ana Ivanovic a wild Read More
Well, wait one minute here: Maybe the Radisson isn’t cursed.
Let’s recap. I reported last week that the Radisson–the Radisson!–was the home to a bunch of tennis stars. Well, almost as soon as I wrote it, nearly everyone lost. Murray! Jankovic! Ryan Harrison! All dumped. The only player who survied was…Vera Zvonareva.
Well Read More
Living in New York
Moments after the biggest upset in the women’s draw at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters had a bit of an urgent stride toward the women’s locker room. Vera Zvonareva had just defeated Caroline Wozniacki in a surprisingly quick match, and Clijsters was suddenly in a rush because in a few minutes she would be on Read More
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
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
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
Serena Williams might have a surprising challenge later today when she plays Russian Vera Zvonareva at Ashe.
If you look at their head-to-head, Serena doesn’t have her usually dominating advantage. Zvonareva beat Serena 6-2, 6-3 in Cincinnati last year and challenged her to three sets before losing in Los Angeles in 2005.
Also, Serena has Read More