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Alize Cornet Fizzles, Tsvetana Pironkova, Magical Run

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September 9, 2020, Though not the way it was drawn up, when you can get a victory against a top player, even if she retires, be glad to get it. We’ve heard of the whole idea of “to be the best, you have to best the best” theory. We prefer the “last woman standing” is the champion theory. In her match against Alize Cornet, the great American star Madison [...]

Heavyweight Fight, Serena TKOs Sloane In The 3rd

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September 7, 2020, Schedule watching ahead of time, in any sport, is not a good idea. You have to stay in the present to muster all of your resources, physical and mental, to defeat your current opponent. As the expression goes, don’t look ahead. You have to wonder though, when both former US Open Champions Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens looked at th[...]

Growing Pains, Caty McNally Falls To Elise Mertens

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September 6, 2020, Giant stompers or giant slayers? In today’s star studded action packed women’s tennis menu, you want to be one or the other. The third option is a terrible one. You’ll be a victim of your opponent’s success, be they the rising star or established luminary. Any questions that this 2020 US Open is deserving of an asterisk, because six o[...]

Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk, Falls To Osaka, Rises In Respect, Mostly

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September 5, 2020, Even in defeat, some players are so fascinating that it is inevitable that you will make an emotional connection with them and remember them for some time to come. The US Open is always the perfect setting for that to happen. We sure miss the crowd but the tennis is still top notch and enthralling. Just ask mega star Naomi Osaka who wa[...]

New Young American Tennis Stars, Mature Results

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September 4, 2020, Summer does turn to fall. We can count on that. That is why we love September. The weather starts to cool and calm down and the tennis courts are an ideal place for fun and exercise. Something else that we can count on is, at the US Open, there will always be new stars emerging and this year is no different. Here are a few of the Ameri[...]

Japan’s Naomi Osaka vs Misaki Doi, A United States Classic

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September 1, 2020, They are fellow compatriots and friends. That is important and beneficial in real life but inconsequential on the women’s professional tennis circuit. Especially on the largest stage. Even when there is virtually no one in the stands, people around the world are still watching. Some standing. In Japan, very intently. So when Japan’s [...]

US Open 1st Rd, American Crowd Gone, So Is Coco

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August 31, 2020, Talk about having the place all to yourself. If you don’t want to be around a lot of people, the 2020 US Tennis Open is the place to be. Only as a fan, you can’t get in. For those of us who have watched the US Open over the years, the energy of the crowd is at least 50 percent of the fun and excitement. Maybe more. Eerie is an apt descri[...]