Charleston's Emma Navarro lived up to her No. 1 seeding on Sunday in the first round of the Junior U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.However, there was some added pressure on the 18-year-old Ashley Hall senior. As the top seed for the second straight time at a Junior Grand Slam, the pressure didn't go away entirely. Add the TV cameras that broadcast the match live on ESPN's U.S. Open Mix channel, and the expectations ran high.The TV analysts kept saying "She's doing well" in juniors as the No. 1 seed.Navarro blitzed 17-year-old Hong Yi Wong of Hong Kong in a quick first set, but things got a little tight in the second set before Navarro finished off a 6-0, 6-3 victory in 69 minutes. Navarro won the first six games of the match and the last three games.It was enough to send Navarro into the second round of the 64-draw tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where Navarro next faces 16-year-old left-hander Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia, a Junior Wimbledon … [Read more...] about Top seed Navarro wins Junior U.S. Open tennis opener
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Ticket sales were always high--in fact, higher than ever before. U.S. open tennis set a record in 2006 because of best attendance as well, and is expected to rise to virtually sixty-four thousand next.When instant replay was applied to the U.S. open tennis (also in 2006), U.S. open tennis was declared, therefore, that 2006 would prove to be a historic evolutionary time for U.S. open tennis. There was seventeen million dollars for the winners of U.S. open tennis tournaments. Choosing over six hundred individual professional tennis players, both male and female, would win approximately one million per winner provided as prize money.The U.S. open tennis game developed from an entertainment event for the elite, originating from two different competitions:- Men's tournament:- The "National Singles Championship For Men" was the actual introduction of open tennis to the. Of course, as the title indicates, U.S. open tennis introduction was a men's competition--and astonishingly, it … [Read more...] about U.S. Open Tennis: History And Progress
NEW YORK — Defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic's stay at the U.S. Open ended abruptly when he stopped playing during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of pain in his left shoulder.Djokovic was trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 and being thoroughly outplayed when he retired from the match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, shaking his head as he walked over to the chair umpire to say he was conceding."It's never the way you want to finish the match," said Wawrinka, who will face No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals. "I feel sorry for Novak."Djokovic, a 32-year-old Serb, had won 36 of his past 37 Grand Slam matches, and four of the last five major titles, in one of the most dominant stretches this sport has seen.But he began complaining about his left shoulder during a second-round victory on Wednesday, when he repeatedly got massaged by a trainer during changeovers.Djokovic won his next match Friday, looking good, and declared himself mostly … [Read more...] about 2018 U.S. Open champ Djokovic quits while down in 4th round
NEW YORK — Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the U.S. Open.Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead against a guy he'd never lost to. It all added up to getting beaten 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 by 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals before a stunned crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night."Grigor was able to put me away," Federer said. "I fought with what I had."Chasing a 21st Grand Slam title, and sixth at Flushing Meadows, Federer appeared to be flexing his upper back after some points and said afterward that he began feeling something in that area in the afternoon.He took a rare-for-him medical timeout after the fourth set, leaving the court with a trainer. When play resumed after a break of nearly 10 minutes, Federer's form never picked up."He started slowing down a little bit," Dimitrov said. "For sure, in the end, he was not 100 percent of … [Read more...] about Bothered by back, Federer loses U.S. Open QF to ‘Baby Fed’
ABOVE: Brooks Koepka holds up the Golf Champion Trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday. BELOW: Koepka walks down to his ball in a bunker on the 11th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship in Southampton, N.Y. AP photos Brooks Koepka reacts after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig Brooks Koepka holds up the Golf Champion Trophy after winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez Brooks Koepka reacts after putting on the 12th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez Brooks Koepka hits an approach shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Frank … [Read more...] about Koepka becomes 7th golfer to repeat as U.S. Open champ
The two most significant Grand Slams in tennis, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, are ones that every tennis player wants to win. The commercial influence of both events can shoot a person straight into the fast life of sponsorship deals and advertising campaigns. However during the events itself the two tournaments could not be more different.Today Wimbledon is known as "The Player's Championship", and its associates try to keep it intact with the old traditions of the game. On court players have to wear white, logos have to be of a certain size, and women's skirts have to be of a "low-cut". Clearly officials behind the event are trying to live in the past, trying to keep tennis the main focus. However the bitter truth of reality is that tennis is evolving just as fast as the technology connected with it is. Consequently Wimbledon has become a unique event, where the prize money is still imbalanced and line calls cannot be challenged. The grass courts seem to illustrate the sport … [Read more...] about What And Why Are There So Many Differences Between Wimbledon And The U.S. Open?