I’m only writing yesterday’s reflections now because I didn’t get home until 2 a.m. last night (after the Men’s Doubles Final). Since it was much too late to put coherent thoughts and sentences together, I thought I’d spare you all that and just do it today. You’re welcome!
So yesterday 9/10: First for me, after a [...]
Match of the day:  Gilles Simon defeated  Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6.
Chucking a sickie to win:  Flavia Pennetta defeated  Shuai Peng 6-4, 7-6. Flavia got sick in the second set and said after, “This one is one of the worst I never feel in the court.” Despite the [...]
Match of the day that should have really been a semifinal or final:  Serena Williams defeated  Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 7-6 and said, after the match, “I was a wee bit disappointed but I can build on it.” Disappointed? Ok [Raises eyebrows].
Doubles seed upsets: Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey defeated  Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank [...]
As I tweeted, my day 4 reflections had a walkover yesterday. I thought it was only fitting, considering the trend at the Open this week. As for day 5, well, a walkover would not be sufficient. Today. Was. Crazy.
Match of the day…: Donald Young defeated  Stan Wawrinka 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. Young said to [...]
Reflections from the grounds: I went to the open today to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday (old!.. just kidding!) and decided I would take in the action strictly as a fan (meaning, no tweeting). Didn’t go entirely as planned because of course there were things I just had to share.
Like, for instance, Louk Sorensen was [...]
Upset of the day: USOpen.org’s “Player of the Day” Simona Halep defeated  Li Na 6-2, 7-5. The French Open champion said she played like “****.” Halep’s response? “Yeah, maybe she played like ****, but it’s OK.”
Other seed upsets: Pauline Parmentier defeated  Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3; Ernests Gulbis defeated  Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-4, [...]
Match of the day:  Maria Sharapova defeated Heather Watson 3-5, 7-5, 6-3 and afterward praised Watson’s gutsy efforts, which we all knew she would (with a side of “I made too many errors”). But it was the young Brit’s demeanor that struck a chord with so many. Despite the loss, Watson was delightful and grinning [...]
Win of the day: The unseeded pairing of Australian Casey Dellacqua and American Scott Lipsky (pictured above) upset  Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6, 4-6, 10-7 to win the Mixed Doubles title. Lipsky, the last American standing at Roland Garros, said after the match, “You watch these matches on TV, and you wish that someday [...]
Upsets of the day: Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka defeated  Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the Women’s doubles final where they’ll face  Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina, who defeated  Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Match of the day:  Li Na defeated  Victoria Azarenka [...]
Match of the day: Marion Bartoli defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6, 6-4. Bartoli is now the pride of France – the last French person, man or woman, left in the singles draw. She said after the match, “When she missed that forehand, then I was just like, ‘My God, I’m in the semifinal of my home [...]