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USO...Day 1

Post by rex » Aug Sat 25, 2018 3:58 pm

#ed_op#div#ed_cl#More than nice slate for the opening day of the USO:#ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#DAY 1: MONDAY, AUGUST 27#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 12:00 PM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl# G. Dimitrov (BUL) [8]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#S. Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#V. Williams (USA) [16]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl#ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 7:00 PM #ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#S. Williams (USA) [17]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. M. Linette (POL)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#R. Nadal (ESP) [1]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. D. Ferrer (ESP)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#S. Halep (ROU) [1]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. K. Kanepi (EST)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#A. Murray (GBR) vs. J. Duckworth (AUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#S. Stephens (USA) [3]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. E. Rodina (RUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl#LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 7:00 PM #ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#V. Azarenka (BLR) vs. V. Kuzmova (SVK)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#J. Del Potro (ARG) [3]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. D. Young (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#GRANDSTAND 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#S. Vickery (USA) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#E. Svitolina (UKR) [7]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#J. Isner (USA) [11] #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl#vs. B. Klahn (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Z. Diyas (KAZ) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#Ka. Pliskova (CZE) [8]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl#NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#D. Shapovalov (CAN) [28]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 17 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#J. Sock (USA) [18]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. G. Andreozzi (ARG)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#G. Muguruza (ESP) [12]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. S. Zhang (CHN)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#D. Vekic (CRO) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#A. Sevastova (LAT) [19]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#R. Harrison (USA) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#K. Anderson (RSA) [5]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 5 11:00 AM#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#M. Raonic (CAN) [25]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. C. Berlocq (ARG)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#O. Jabeur (TUN) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl# A. Barty (AUS) [18]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#S. Querrey (USA) vs. A. Seppi (ITA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#M. Sakkari (GRE) [32]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. A. Muhammad (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 10 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#K. Nara (JPN) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#E. Mertens (BEL) [15]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#M. Zverev (GER) vs. T. Fritz (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#J. Goerges (GER) [9]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. A. Kalinskaya (RUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#D. Thiem (AUT) [9]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. M. Basic (BIH)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 13 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#P. Lorenzi (ITA) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#K. Edmund (GBR) [16]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#A. Radwanska (POL) vs. T. Maria (GER)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#C. Norrie (GBR) vs. J. Thompson (AUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#C. Dolehide (USA) vs. C. Witthoeft (GER)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 4 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#V. Lapko (BLR) vs. K. Bondarenko (UKR)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#H. Watson (GBR) vs. E. Makarova (RUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#D. Lajovic (SRB) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#D. Dzumhur (BIH) [24]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#V. Pospisil (CAN) vs. L. Lacko (SVK)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 6 11:00 AM#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. #ed_op#b#ed_cl# K. Khachanov (RUS) [27]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#R. Peterson (SWE) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [27]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#K. Von Deichmann (LIE) vs. A. Kalinina (UKR)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#D. Kudla (USA) vs. M. Berrettini (ITA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 7 11:00 AM#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#J. Brady (USA) vs. I. Begu (ROU)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#J. Kubler (AUS) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#R. Bautista Agut (ESP) [19]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#B. Coric (CRO) [20]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. F. Mayer (GER)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#L. Kumkhum (THA) vs. S. Kenin (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 8 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#M. Rybarikova (SVK) [31]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. Q. Wang (CHN)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#C. Altamirano (USA) vs. U. Humbert (FRA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#R. Carballes Baena (ESP) vs. M. Krueger (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#M. Bouzkova (CZE) vs. A. Bogdan (ROU)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 9 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#C. Ruud (NOR) vs. G. Pella (ARG)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#A. Bedene (SLO) vs. N. Basilashvili (GEO)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#P. Martic (CRO) vs. L. Safarova (CZE)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#D. Gavrilova (AUS) [25]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 11 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#V. King (USA) vs. N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#F. Lopez (ESP) vs.#ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl# F. Verdasco (ESP) [31]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000ff"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#B. Strycova (CZE) [23]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# vs. D. Lao (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#T. Robredo (ESP) vs. #ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#S. Tsitsipas (GRE) [15]#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 12 11:00 AM#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#L. Harris (RSA) vs. G. Simon (FRA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#C. Giorgi (ITA) vs. W. Osuigwe (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#P. Hercog (SLO) vs. C. Liu (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#D. Istomin (UZB) vs. S. Johnson (USA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 14 11:00 AM#ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#J. Teichmann (SUI) vs. D. Jakupovic (SLO)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#N. Jarry (CHI) vs. P. Gojowczyk (GER)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#J. Chardy (FRA) vs. A. Rublev (RUS)#ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#font color="#0000cd"#ed_cl##ed_op#b#ed_cl#COURT 15 11:00 AM #ed_op#/b#ed_cl##ed_op#/font#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#G. Muller (LUX) vs. L. Sonego (ITA)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#K. Muchova (CZE) vs. D. Yastremska (UKR)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#K. Kozlova (UKR) vs. L. Arruabarrena (ESP)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1 #ed_op#br#ed_cl#D. Medvedev (RUS) vs. E. Donskoy (RUS) #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Ashe and Armstrong are loaded with interesting matches on the lst day of this event. The Sisters are on Ashe with Rafael in prime time vs a fading, but understandably (aged) David Ferrer w/Serena preceding their match. However, preceding such is a good match between Stan the Man and Grigor, followed by Kuzzy and Venus....#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Armstrong opens with Simona versus Kanepi ( a good match), followed by Andy v Duckworth with Vika and the young talent Viktoria Kuzmova in prime time, conflicting with Serena's match with Linette on Ashe. Will be going back and forth between these 2 matches, for my interest is with Kuzmova, who will be understandably nervous for this matchup on such court and playing Azarenka....#ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Other matches of interest for me.....Petra M. v Lucie...#ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Giorgi v W. Osuigwe#ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl#
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Post by Skilletsauce » Aug Sat 25, 2018 6:28 pm

A real tennis feast is being served up on day 1 at the Open. Ashe is loaded for both day and evening sessions with talent and intriguing matchups. Armstrong also has a slate of big names as well. Of particular interest are Grigor vs Stan, Kuzzy vs Venus, Rafa vs Ferrer, Simona vs Kai, Del Pots vs Young, Harrison vs Anderson, and Vekic vs Sevatsova. Plus many more.

Would be a great day to snag a ticket. Also of note will be the weather. A heat wave is in effect for the first 4 days of the Open. Temps will be hovering around the low 90's with moderate humidity.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Sun 26, 2018 9:51 am

V. Azarenka (BLR) vs. V. Kuzmova (SVK)
Which Kuzmova will show up? Tough draw for the feisty young lady.

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Aug Sun 26, 2018 10:16 am

Comatose tennis on Monday, Tuesday is great tennis.👍
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 10:38 am

First Set of this US Open goes to Sock... winning 6-0 vs Andreozzi..
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 10:40 am

Kanepi playing so good... and the court looks so fast... seems faster than grass :-)
Halep dismantled here so far 2-6...

Many Skan-teams (mine included) in the danger zone.
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 10:53 am

From bad to worse... Kanepi vs Halep 6-2 2-0....

then again, it is not that Halep plays bad... Kanepi simply hitting the winners all the time; she is not doing anything wrong.

Ansd if Kanepi her lever ldrops 10%, and Halep plays the same, she can turn it around. Because she is not really giving points away.
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 10:57 am

Whow.. from 30-0 to another break.... 6-2 *3-0...

bye bye Halep?

So far, Svitolina and Mertens - the two other top16 playing atm - won their first set. Maybe if Kanepi wins rapidly, I can see a bit of them.... sticking to the Halep-demolition so far...
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 10:59 am

on break recovered... indeed, Kanepi making a bit more errors, and game easily won by Halep.... not over yet?
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:17 am

Momentum-switch... 4-4.... Halep had her second rebreak... And as I said, all she needs to do is play the same and see Kanepi get off her cloud...

That second break were 4 UE's in a row, including a DF....
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:19 am

Svitolina in troulbe: lost the second set 6-1 !#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#Mertens was - jsut like Halep - two breaks down (4-0), but now 4-3 down, and serving for 4-4.... #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#Edit: Mertens got the 4-4.... good recovery! Now two more, girl!#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl#
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:24 am

Kanepi breaks again and now serves for the match....
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:28 am

Halep crashes out of the US Open in R1... 6-2 6-4...

And that was my Skan for 2018 :-) :-)
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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:34 am

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So sad. Maybe that injury is worse than thought or she just crumbled under the weight of favorite.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:38 am

Connecticut Open director voices concern after rash of withdrawals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Connecticut Open tournament director Anne Worcester heard the same story over and over last week from top players who had committed to her event, the final WTA tuneup before the U.S. Open.

They had an injury or an illness and while it was nothing serious, with the major in New York coming up ... well, you understand.

Worcester believes it's time for the WTA to look at its rules and its schedule and consider making some changes to better serve the tournaments that want to put on a good show, the fans who spend money to see top players and the players who are often stretched too thin over an 11-month season.

"It's not just our week, the week before the U.S. Open," she said. "If you look at the women's tennis tour, especially this summer, there have been too many withdrawals and retirements."

The problem was acute in New Haven. The tournament lost top seed Simona Halep, who withdrew on Monday after playing in two consecutive finals. The official reason was a sore right Achilles.

"It's tough to make this decision," Halep said. "But I have to. I have to rest."

Sixth-seeded Ashleigh Barty, seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens -- who won just days before in Cincinnati -- and Johanna Konta all withdrew, citing a virus.

Others tried, but couldn't make it through the week. American CoCo Vandeweghe, who like Halep received a wild card into the tournament, retired from her first-round match with an ankle injury. Three-time champion and third-seeded Petra Kvitova made it to the quarterfinals before leaving after one set with a sore shoulder. Reigning Olympic champion Monica Puig left her semifinal match after eight games with an abdominal strain.

As a result, Carla Suarez Navarro made it to Saturday's final while completing just one full match and fewer than four sets.

Worcester said she believed all of those who dropped out wanted to play and were not making frivolous decisions. Many top players prefer not to play at all the week before a Grand Slam, and those that do tend to be cautious with anything that could prevent them from playing for the bigger title, prize money and prestige.

All those who dropped out of New Haven, where the champion receives just over $136,000, are expected to play in New York, where players earn $20,000 more than that just for winning two singles matches.

Worcester said the real issue is the WTA's circuit structure and long season.

In addition to the majors, the WTA has four Premier Mandatory events: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing. A player must also compete in four of the Premier 5 tournaments -- Doha, Rome, Wuhan, Montreal and Cincinnati -- and two of 12 other premier events, of which New Haven is one.

That would be fine, Worcester said, if they weren't also being drawn into so many other smaller tournaments around the world. That, she said, results in tired and injured players who end up missing or dropping out of premier-level events.

"We have too many international-level tournaments on the WTA Tour, with a play-down rule that is nowhere near as strong as it needs to be," she said. "Players should only be allowed to play down to that international level in very specific, discrete situations and right now it's too easy for too many top-10 players to play down."

Worcester said she's been told the WTA may add a couple more premier-level dates earlier in the summer, which could allow Connecticut to move away from the week before the U.S. Open.


She'd also like to find a structure that would allow top players who play deep into one tournament the ability to get an extra day of rest before the next tournament. That would mean adjusting the size of the main draw to allow more byes.

The WTA, asked to respond to the criticism, issued a statement saying it is always willing to look at changes that will make the tour better.

"It is disappointing when withdrawals occur as the players want to compete and we want our fans to be able to count on seeing their favorite stars at their local tournaments," the organization said. "We are confident that our calendar allows players to commit to a schedule that best suits their individual needs and goals while delivering an exciting product to our fans."
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