US Open

And Then There Were 4

by Kenny Ducey

The semifinals are set for Saturday afternoon; after Berdych and Murray advanced yesterday to set up one matchup, David Ferrer and Novak Jokovic moved on today, but for Ferrer it didn’t come easy.

Rainy Day at Flushing Meadows

by Amit Badlani
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Well, the effects of Hurricane Isaac were bound to travel up the east coast and ruin at least one day of the US Open. Viewers of day nine saw only two singles matches get completed because of the rain.

Upsets Galore on the Women’s Side

by Kenny Ducey
The Radwanskas won’t want to hear the name “Roberta Vinci” brought up at the dinner table anytime soon.
 
Urszula was knocked out in the first round by the 29 year-old Italian, and #2 Agnieska was upset today 6-1, 6-4, eliminating yet another big name from the Open field.

One on One Talks Tennis

by Kenny Ducey

On a warm, breezy, and most importantly, sunny day in Flushing Meadows, Amit Badlani, Jake Kring-Schreifels, and I hosted One on One live from the US Open. On a day filled with American tennis, we had much to discuss regarding the direction of the sport in our country. Just hours after Andy Roddick had shaken Arthur Ashe Stadium, we sat outside the venue with special guests discussing his impact on tennis and what chances he has to excite the fans a little while longer.

Roddick Moves On

by Kenny Ducey

There was certainly magic in the air Friday night at Arthur Ashe as Andy Roddick ripped serve after serve past Bernard Tomic.

"I felt like I couldn't get a racquet on his first serve." Not many could, at an average of 127 MPH.

Wozniacki Exits while Djokovic and Williams Sisters Advance

by Kenny Ducey
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Caroline Wozniacki didn't expect to leave New York in less than a week, much less without a win.

The eight seed on the Women's side was upset 6-2, 6-2 by Irina-Camelia Begu, who's ranked 96th in the world.

"You know, you always want to go in and do your best no matter what's happening out there. I tried. I didn't succeed to play well."

Baldwin, Tucci Hit the Red Carpet

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

There’s only one way to kick off a tennis Grand Slam tournament in New York: Celebrities.

The first day of the U.S Open brought its highlights on the court (read below) but it also made a glitzy opening night. Every year the USTA hosts its Gala, a major fundraiser for “USTA Serves,” which contributes over $400,000 to fund college scholarships and program grants to tennis and education programs over the country.

Helping kick off the event, which included a reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, first-round matches, and the opening night ceremonies, were popular movie and television actors Alec Baldwin and Stanley Tucci.

Bogusch Talks US Open

by James Passarelli

All top four mens seeds made it to the US Open semifinals this year for the first time since 1992.  28 seed Serena, meanwhile, looks unstoppable in the women's bracket.  Here to give his opinions on the 2011 Queens-based Grand Slam event is WFUV alumn Andrew Bogusch.