The parties keep on going prior to the 2015 US Open. Maria Sharapova highlighted the American Express Rally on the River while Serena and Venus sparkled at the Taste of Tennis. They were joined by fellow players Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard, Monica Puig, John Isner, Elena Vesnina among others. I love seeing the … Continue reading
What a way to begin the 2015 WTA season! So much to talk about, so let’s get to it. In the biggest event, the Premier-level 2015 Brisbane International, it was a dream final between top seed Maria Sharapova and 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic. These two fan favorites and former world #1s did not disappoint with … Continue reading
On the seventh day, they rest. As the players get a break on the traditional middle Sunday, it gives a moment to reflect on what has occured to this point at Wimbledon 2014. Some things have gone to form this fortnight, but some have not. I’ll start off with my most outstanding players of the … Continue reading
Eventually, everybody has to say goodbye. For 4-time Major singles champion Kim Clijsters, the desire to move on to the next phase of her life convinced her that the 2012 US Open was the right time to bid farewell to the WTA Tour. In the second round, against up and coming Laura Robson, the clock … Continue reading
For me, tennis in the Olympics is a wonderful fan experience…well, except for one thing. As a life long tennis fan, over the years I develop favorites. With both the WTA and ATP being true world tours, those favorites come from around the world. That’s usually not a dilemma. However, in the Olympics, I like … Continue reading
The tragic events of 9/11 touched us all. In the following video, tennis players James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, John Isner and Mardy Fish recall where they were on 9/11. The US Open had just finished the men’s final on Sunday, 9.9.2001. Two days later, the world stood still. This year, the men’s final is scheduled … Continue reading
Mother Nature dominated play on Day 9 of the 2011 US Open, cancelling all matches. The USTA hopes to have play, weather permitting, on Day 10 on Wednesday, but there is talk of more precipitation. Hopefully, there will be tennis on day 10. Until then, let it rain…
It was not a great day for American Andy Roddick in his match against Italian qualifier Flavio Cippola. In what should have been an easy match for the former #1 and US Open champion, Roddick again let frustration take him off his game as he lost in three sets, punctuated by Cippola nailing him with … Continue reading
In this year that marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the BNP Paribas Open At Indian Wells is the official California sponsor of the 9/11 Flag. Interesting that it was originally stitched back together by tornado survivors in Greenburg, Kansas. We all stand as one, hopefully, despite our different ideas and political inclinations.
USA won 4-1. Nice to see Andy Roddick back after a few years absence. And a good start for captain Jim Courier. The USA squad moves on to a tough match-up with Spain in July.