Month: August 2015

The US Open: Who Will Emerge Victorious?

The 2015 US Open will get underway on the 31st August and is the final Grand Slam event of the sporting calendar. Croatia’s Marin Cilic is the defending champion but may struggle to retain his title. World number one Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer and two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray will all be eager to claim another major success in this year’s tournament, which will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on 13th September. Novak Djokovic has been in sensational form throughout 2015 and won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles, as well…

Roof Top Tennis In Manhattan – The Founding of Town Tennis Club

by Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   While New York may be labeled as a tennis town, based on the popularity and buzz of the US Open tennis championships, it is a rather difficult place to play tennis. With a lack of real estate – or the value of real estate on the island of Manhattan – tennis courts are not seen as the best use of space. So where can you place a tennis court? How about on top of a roof! Here’s the story on how Manhattan’s Town Tennis Club was founded by 1931 Wimbledon champion Sidney Wood in his…

Tennis – Azarenka, Hantuchova withdraw from WTA event

– Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has withdrawn from next week’s WTA event in Washington because of a right shoulder injury, tournament officials said Thursday. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion, has not been past the last eight at a Grand Slam event since losing the 2013 US Open final. American Coco Vandeweghe was given a wildcard into the main draw. She is coming off a Wimbledon quarter-finals loss to Russia’s Maria Sharapova. Also withdrawing were Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova due to illness and Italy’s Sara Errani with a left knee injury. …

Serena says plenty of room to improve at US Open

Top-ranked Serena Williams, coming off her fourth consecutive Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon, said Thursday she has plenty of room to improve before chasing more history at the US Open. My actual tennis I think I could play a lot better,” Williams said. Before Williams takes a serious look at next year, she will focus on the next few weeks at the year’s final Grand Slam event, where she could become only the fourth woman to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam and match Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 women’s Grand Slam singles crowns.

Tennis – Tennis: Serena says plenty of room to improve at US Open

– Top-ranked Serena Williams, coming off her fourth consecutive Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon, said Thursday she has plenty of room to improve before chasing more history at the US Open. My actual tennis I think I could play a lot better,” Williams said. “That’s really exciting going into 2016.” Before Williams takes a serious look at next year, she will focus on the next few weeks at the year’s final Grand Slam event, where she could become only the fourth woman to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam and match Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 women’s Grand Slam…