Tag Archives: US Open

US Open Day 2: Yawn

29 Aug

So there were no exciting upsets on Day 2 of the US Open. There was also not much excitement at all. Players defeated opponents quickly and efficiently. Defending champion Novak Djokovic killed his opponent Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The match lasted all of 73 minutes and was pretty much an ass whooping.

Then Serena Williams defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. At this point it kind of seems like Serena could win in her sleep. Her sister Venus Williams on the other hand has been struggling. Venus has been trying to push past her autoimmune disease but fell short in the past. Venus did manage to defeat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.

So no close matches yet. Maybe there will be some excitement on Day 3 with Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

-M

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US Open Favorites Still In

28 Aug

Despite having some stuff issues which in the media automatically means pregnancy, Maria Sharapova, cruised through the opening round of the US Open. Sharapova who is ranked third defeated Melinda Czink of Hungary, 6-2, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It seems like Sharapova is rebounded well after being crushed by Serena Williams at the Olympic where she lost 6-0, 6-1. Sharapova claims part of the reason she struggled against Williams was her weird stomach pains.

The other tennis champs are cruising on as well. Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray defeated Alex Bogomolov Jr., of Russsia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday. Roger Federer defeated Donald Young, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

US Open favorite Serena Williams will play Tuesday against Coco Vandeweghe. Another US Open favorite Novak Djokovic, who has taken out Federer twice in the open, will play against Paolo Lorenzi Tuesday as well. Venus Williams will also take the court on Tuesday against fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Venus has been struggling so we will definitely have to see how far she makes it.

-M

Serena is Smokin

24 Aug

Seriously Serena Williams looked amazing at her appearance the other night on Letterman. She deserves to look pretty before the US Open starts on Sunday and she has to spend her days sweaty. If you were curious her shoes are Christian Louboutins that cost $4,000. It pays to be good.

-M

Rafael Nadal Missing US Open

15 Aug

Tennis player Rafael Nadal will not be playing in the US Open due to an ongoing knee injury. The injury also caused Nadal to have to withdraw from the London Olympics. Nadal hasn’t played since the shocking loss in the second round of Wimbledon to Lukas Rosol on June 28. Knee problems have been a constant problem for Nadal who know for intense playing. He is considered a grinder, which basically means he plays intense defense on court.

The US Open begins on August 27th. Everyone will be watching as Wimbledon champion Roger Federer takes on Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray.

-M

Face Facts- Tiger Woods will never be back

17 Jun

So funny. I laughed and laughed and laughed.
-M

2012 US Open – Round Two Recap:

16 Jun

Still trying to catch up on the US Open. This article helped me.
-M

Chicago Golf Guy

The second round of the US Open can be described in just two words: Tiger and Beau.  There are other stories out there, but these two gentlemen are the stories of the day, and possibly the entire week.

But first some of the other stories out from day two:  Jim Furyk plays steady while making a few putts to shot a second round 69 and to finish very early in the day at -1 under.  Little did he or anyone else know that he would be the 36 hole score to beat.  Furyk’s playing partner Graeme McDowell had a great round going and got to -2 under for the championship, before bogeying three of his last four (their group started on 9 tee box) to finish with a 36 hole score of +1.  KJ Choi and Charles Schwartzel both finished their second rounds with an even par 70 to find…

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Tiger on the Prowl at Olympic

15 Jun

Was really hoping this article was about him looking for women but alas it’s about golf. Which is interesting too.
-M

THE SPORTS DISPENCER

On Thursday, all eyes at Olympic Club turned to the day’s marquee group — Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, and Tiger Woods. By the end of the round, two men’s dream of a U.S. Open Championship had collapsed and only one remained.

With a one-under 69, Tiger positioned himself tied for second and three strokes back of first-round leader Michael Thompson. Thursday marked the first-time since 2002 that Woods shot under-par in his first round at the U.S. Open, but the question remains: Where will Tiger be come Sunday?

At Memorial, Tiger’s fist-pumping birdie catapulted Woods atop the leaderboard and led many to proclaim the fourteen-time major champion the favorite this week at Olympic. Now with one round under his belt, Tiger is in the hunt for number fifteen.

Woods meticulously controlled the ball in Thursday’s opening round. On the green, Tiger showed both accuracy and consistency including a forty-five foot gallery-rattling birdie putt on…

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Sharapova Gets Her Grand Slam

9 Jun

Maria Sharapova won the French Open Saturday. This makes her only the 10th woman in history to win all four major tournaments: Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008. Sharapova defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the final at Roland Garros. Errani was really out matched by Sharapova but fought her way through and made the match interesting.

What great about this win for Sharapova is that it was purely about her love for tennis. She already has a hot husband, money, fame, and established record. She kept playing for this because she really love tennis. I think after covering so much basketball it is great to see someone purely motivated by love of the game and not money.

-M

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The Smurfs are so 2011

4 May

The Smurfs are so 2011

What do we think of the blue clay courts at the Madrid Open? I kinda like them, but some players have been moaning and groaning. Novak Djokovic thinks the ball bounce will be harder to gague, and Rafael Nadal flat-out says the blue courts are a mistake.

We have seen tennis before on blue hard courts before, like at the US Open. However, clay is a natural surface, and the artificial blue can be jarring. Who knows, maybe blue clay will be easier to wash out of socks than traditional red clay.

-K