US Open 2021 Review: Medvedev denies Djokovic his Calendar Slam and teenage qualifier Emma Raducanu creates history

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The culmination of the 2021 US Open marks the end of yet another Grand Slam season. The final Slam of the year revealed countless intriguing stories and mesmerized us with tremendous memories. The return of fans in New York this year after the event was being held behind closed doors in 2020 just enhanced the […] READ MORE


Emma Raducanu: Queen of New York

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Emma Raducanu just became the first tennis player since the Open Era began in 1968 to make it through qualifying to win a Grand Slam. Entering the US Open ranked 150th in the world, the 18-year-old Brit won three matches in qualifying and all seven of her matches in the main draw. And when the dust […] READ MORE


Leylah Annie Fernandez: A Breakout Star in New York

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Leylah Annie Fernandez just turned 19 years old on Monday, but her maturity and poise on the tennis courts have made her a breakout star in the Big Apple. While she may not have been on most people’s radars when the tournament started last week, Fernandez’s display of grit, determination and talent has taken her […] READ MORE


Can Anyone Stop Leylah Fernandez?

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Leylah Fernandez delivers again! The young Canadian celebrated her 19th birthday (a day late) with a dramatic win Tuesday on Arthur Ashe Stadium over fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 7-6(5). Fernandez will now face second seed Aryna Sabalenka in her first-ever slam semifinal. Before the match Coming into the US Open, a portion of […] READ MORE


A Surprising and Spectacular Week 1 at the US Open

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“This is the best first week of a slam that I have seen in 40 years,” claimed ESPN’s Brad Gilbert while looking back at week one of the US Open. The return of passionate fans, the emergence of teens and qualifiers, and entirely unpredictable off-court events made for a surprising week one at the US […] READ MORE



US Open Day 4 – Women’s Match Of The Day

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The seeds in the women’s draw are fairing slightly better so far this year than the men’s are. Only five have been eliminated at the time of writing but that could easily change after Thursday’s action. Several of the top seeds face tough opposition in their next matches. That  includes the likes of Karolina Pliskova […] READ MORE




US Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions: Champion, Dark Horse, and Early Exit

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Ahead of the final Grand Slam of 2021, five Last Word on Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Fraser Learmonth, Jack Edward (@jackedward1994), Niranjan Deodhar (@DeodharNiranjan) and Jethro Broughton (@JethroLWOS)–made their US Open predictions for the Women’s Singles tournament. We will also have a separate roundtable for the men’s singles. US Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who […] READ MORE