Halep’s Mental Fortitude No Longer in Question

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It was a frustrating, mentally torturing spring/early summer 2017 when a French Open and several World #1 attempts slipped by for Simona Halep. The Romanian’s coach, Darren Cahill, had to take a break in March 2017 because he didn’t like Halep’s attitude. All that seems a lifetime ago now–Halep faces fellow almost-Slam winner Caroline Wozniacki in […] READ MORE


US Open Women’s Semifinal Preview: Four Americans Race for the Title

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Four American women will compete in the US Open semifinals for the first time since 1981 and for the first time at any major since 1985 at Wimbledon. The four women taking to Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday are Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Venus Williams, and Sloane Stephens. US Open women’s semifinals Madison Keys vs […] READ MORE


Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Quarterfinals: Karolina Pliskova v Coco Vandeweghe; Kaia Kanepi v Madison Keys

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The second pair of women’s US Open quarter-final matches sees current World #1, Karolina Pliskova, take on Coco Vandeweghe and surprise qualifier Kaia Kanepi face Madison Keys. Our panellists Jakub Bobro, Brandon Wall, Yesh Ginsburg, Donald King and Sam Barker predict which way these matches will go. Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Vandeweghe Jakub: If I […] READ MORE


Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Quarterfinals: Venus Williams vs Petra Kvitova; Anastasija Sevastova vs Sloane Stephens

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The first set of 2017 US Open quarter-finals sees Venus Williams face Petra Kvitova and Anastasija Sevastova vs Sloane Stephens. Our panel includes editors Yesh Ginsburg, Steen Kirby, and Sam Barker, writer Ryan Schick, and guest picker Donald King make their predictions. Venus Williams vs Petra Kvitova Yesh: Kvitova had to go through a lot […] READ MORE


Who is US Open Quarterfinalist Pablo Carreno-Busta?

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The US Open has thrown up many a surprise this year. Big seeds such as Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Grigor Dimitrov have all fallen short. Along with the absence of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray through injury, Flushing Meadows may see the birth of a surprise superstar. That man could be Pablo Carreno-Busta. The […] READ MORE


How Far can Denis Shapovalov Go at the US Open?

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If you go to the qualifiers of the US Open–or I think, to the qualies of every tennis tournament–you’ll get to see players very well, since court stands are usually quite empty, apart from coaches, families, or some diehard fans. Well, this is definitely not the case if the one who is playing is Denis […] READ MORE


Why Maria Sharapova Won’t Win the US Open This Year

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A knowledgeable Flushing Meadows crowd spared Maria Sharapova the expected jeers in Monday’s first round victory over Simona Halep, who lost the battle to her own demons again. Taking over Halep’s draw now means that on paper it is a kind route for someone of Maria’s stature. That said, this brings a different kind of […] READ MORE


Sharapova Stuns Halep in US Open First Round Clash

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Maria Sharapova has made a memorable return to the US Open after upsetting number 2 seed, Simona Halep, in a three-set thriller. The Russian improved her record to 7-0 against the Romanian with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in her first Grand Slam match in 19 months. From the second the draw was revealed, the tennis […] READ MORE