Tuesday, September 7, 2010

US Open 2010: Labor Day Weekend

On Saturday, I was on the grounds of the US Open catching a bunch of the matches. I'll post on this later even though it will be anti-climatic. I spent the rest of the weekend recovering from watching several hours of live tennis (and I did sneak out to hit some balls myself).

Swiss precision triumphed in the form of Ewok.

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates his victory against Andy Murray of Britain during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


The triumph made a Scotsman surly, and edged him closer to the dreaded category: best player never to have won a slam (yet).

U S Open 2010 D7 05/09/10 Andy Murray (GBR) loses fourth round match Photo Anne Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom


The best WTA player never to have won a slam was in tears, because she couldn't convert 4 match points, on her own serve which is sadly the weakest part of her game.

Elena Dementieva of Russia reacts after missing a shot to Samantha Stosur of Australia during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


The shyest player in the WTA showed real heart in fighting off those match points, even though she was a break down in the third to come back and win it in a run away tiebreaker.

Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates defeating Elena Dementieva of Russia at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


In the battle of glamazons from Nike and Adidas, Shrieka couldn't hit the ball hard enough (and into the court).

U S Open 2010 D8 06/09/10 Maria Sharapova (RUS) loses fourth round match Photo Anne Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom


A shriek did knock down Caro when she couldn't run down a lob in one of her few forays to the net.

Flushing Meadows New York US Open Tennis 2010 06/09/10 Going,going gone, Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) sees the funny side after she takes a tumble in fourth round match but gets up unharmed and beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets. Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom


The jinx showed up in the player's box of TMF.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale watch Roger Federer of Switzerland play Jurgen Melzer of Austria on day 8 at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on September 6, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom


Alas, Jurgen, the tennis gods just didn't give you enough.

US OPEN 2010 D8 06/09/10 Jurgen Melzer(AUT) in fourth round match Photo Anne Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom


Methinks, TMF worked super hard after Wimbledon on his defense and speed. It shows.

Flushing Meadows New York US Open Tennis 2010 06/09/10 Roger Federer (SUI) in hurry as he wins fourth round match in straight sets Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

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