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Quick Hits: US Open Day 10

“The only motivation I have for these two weeks is to get these titles for the people back home. I’m trying to send some positive news back home with the floods and everything.” – Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (pictured above right) of Pakistan, who will play in the Men’s Doubles Final with his partner, Rohan Bopanna of India, […]

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US Open: Day 7 Photos, All About Teamwork

This morning, a post hit the Straight Sets blog on NYTimes.com, and we’ll confess that it definitely influenced our approach to Day 7 of the U.S. Open. Gerry Marzorati and Michael Kimmelman of The Times pondered the question, “Why Don’t Doubles-Loving Fans Watch Live Doubles?”, and we decided to devote part of our day to […]

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The New York Times Features Our Favorite “Women Who Hit Hard”

We love it when The New York Times runs long feature stories about tennis in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the U.S. Open. Last year, we contemplated the health of Rafael Nadal and learned just how close the Bryan brothers are. This year, the Times shows us (literally) “how power has transformed […]

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Photo Of The Day: Guess who?

Guess who? We’ve been seeing a lot of this lately during matches. Robin Soderling does it. We saw Elena Vesnina do it during qualifying this weekend at Pilot Pen. Russia’s Vera Zvonareva (pictured above in the final of Coupe Rogers) does it, too. Often the players put a towel over their heads to refocus and tune […]

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Rain Clouds Damper Women’s Semifinals In Montreal

We’ve been basking in the sun in New Haven for the qualifying matches of the Pilot Pen tournament today and feel bad we couldn’t have shared the sun with Montreal. Caroline Wozniacki against Svetlana Kuznetsova was the only match to begin before the downpour. Wozniacki went up 2-0 before the duo were walked off the […]

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Ranking Update: Movers, Shakers, and Heartbreakers

Movers: – Novak Djokovic’s appeared in his second Wimbledon Semifinal (while Roger Federer bowed out in the Quarters) helping to bump him up to Number 2. – While Serena Williams continues to dominate from the Number 1 rank, her sister, Venus dropped two spots to Number 4 after a disappointing run at Wimbledon. – Serbia’s […]

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Wimbledon Wrap Up

Serena Williams of USA (L) defeated Russia’s Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 to win her fourth Wimbledon singles title. Rafael Nadal of Spain (L) defeated Thomas Berdych of Czech Republic (R) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to win his second Wimbledon title. Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova (L) and USA’s Vania King defeated Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva 7-6(6), 6-2 […]

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Reflections: Day 9 of Wimbledon

Top 5 Things That Happened at Wimbledon Today Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. This is the first time since 2002 that Federer has not make it to the finals at Wimbledon, and next Monday will mark the first time since 2003 that he is not ranked in the top 2. […]

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Reflections: Day 8 of Wimbledon

5 Things That Happened Today at Wimbledon Number 2 seed Venus Williams was eliminated by Tsvetana Pironkova who is currently ranked No. 82 in the world. Vera Zvonareva defeated Kim Clijsters to advance to the women’s semifinals. The surprise women’s semifinal matchups have been set:  Serena Williams (1) vs. Petra Kvitova and Vera Zvonareva (21) […]

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Reflections: Day 7 of Wimbledon

Did you catch any of today’s action? All of the singles’ Round of 16 matches took place today. From the shortest upset (Wozniacki out in 46 minutes!) to the longest (Roddick out in a five set thriller!) to historic rematches (Serena Williams got the better of Maria Sharapova while Kim Clijsters took out fellow Belgian […]

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