Recap of Men’s Final at US Open 2017

  Men’s Final – Rafael Nadal (1) versus Kevin Anderson (28) First Set: Nadal 6-3 in 58 minutes On his 5th break point of the set, Nadal finally broke Anderson to take a 4-3 lead.  Anderson has played 50 service points in 4 games – Nadal played 20 points in his first 4 service games. […]

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Recap of Women’s Final at US Open 2017

Women’s Final – Madison Keys (15) versus Sloane Stephens First Set: Stephens 6-3 in 30 minutes Only first of serve occurred in the 5th game, Keys serving.  Keys made 4 unforced errors to give the game away.  First 6 games, 5 winners and 12 unforced errors for Keys – 1 winner, 0 unforced errors for […]

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Recap of Day 12 at US Open 2017

Semifinal Results – Men – Kevin Anderson (28) versus Pablo Carreno Busta (12) First Set: Carreno Busta 6-4 in 33 minutes Only 1 break of serve decided the set – the only game in the set where there was a break point.  Anderson played a sloppy service game at 3-3 (3 unforced errors in the […]

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Recap of Day 11 at the US Open 2017

Semifinal Results – Women – Venus Williams (9) versus Sloane Stephens First Set: Stephens 6-1 in 24 minutes Williams came out incredibly tight, making 17 unforced errors (10 from her backhand) and made only 5 total winners.  Stephens hit 6 winners and made 5 unforced errors.  Stephens won 73% of her first serves and 75% […]

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Recap of Day 10 at the US Open 2017

Quarterfinal Results – Women Karolina Pliskova (1) versus CoCo Vandeweghe (20) First Set: Vandeweghe 7-6(4) Vandeweghe broke for a 2-1 lead, was broken back to even the set at 4-4 and had to save a set point on her serve at 4-5.  She won the first point of the tiebreak on Pliskova’s serve and the […]

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Recap of Day 9 at the US Open 2017

American Sloane Stephens outlasted 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4) in 2 hours 28 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  This is Stephens’ first US Open singles semifinals.  One of the keys to this victory for Stephens was her ability to play solid, consistent tennis on the biggest points.  There were 20 total break points […]

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Recap of Day 8 of US Open 2017

Men’s Singles Upsets 9th seed David Goffin fell to 19-year-old Andrey Rublev 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-3 in 2 hours 5 minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium.  Rublev was just a bit too strong for a slightly hobbled Goffin.  Rublev hit 48 total winners with 24 coming from his forehand side.  He powered in 12 aces and won […]

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Recap of Day 7 at the US Open 2017

Women’s Singles Upsets 30th seed Julia Goerges fell to American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in 1 hour 41 minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium.  Stephens showed a style of play that would have completely foreign to her a couple of years ago, she played solid and steady and let her opponent take all the risks…and […]

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Recap of Day 6 at the US Open 2017

Women’s Singles Upsets 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska fell to 20th seed CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in 2 hours 56 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Vandeweghe was the aggressor throughout the match – 49 total winners to 25 from Radwanska, and 54 unforced errors to 29 from Radwanska.  Vandeweghe won 32 of 49 net approaches […]

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Recap of Day 5 at the US Open 2017

Men’s Singles Upsets 29th seed Diego Schwartzman upset 2014 US Open champ 5th seed Marin Cilic 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 3 hours 24 minutes on the Grandstand.  The 5’ 7” Schwartzman broke 6’ 6” Cilic 9 times on 20 break points.  He did it by dominating Cilic’s 2nd serve.  Cilic won just 20 of […]

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Recap of Day 4 at the US Open 2017

Women’s Singles Upsets 23rd seed Barbora Strycova was crushed by American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes on the Grandstand.  Strycova hit 6 total winners and made 25 unforced errors.  She won just 11 of her 38 service points and held serve just once in the match.  Brady served well – 70% first serves […]

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Recap of Day 3 at US Open 2017

Women’s Singles Upsets 14th seed Kristina Mladenovic fell to Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour 51 minutes on Court 11.  This match was decided by performance on the big points.  Niculescu saved 8 of the 9 break points she faced and converted 5 of 12 break points on Mladenovic’s serve.  Mladenovic won just 8 […]

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