Recap of Australian Open Men’s Final

2017 Australian Open – Day 14 Recap   Men’s Singles Championship 17th seed Roger Federer defeated 9th seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. It was fitting that the match ended with Federer hitting an ace and a forehand winner to claim the title.  Those […]

Recap of Australian Open Women’s Final

2017 Australian Open – Day 13 Recap   Women’s Singles Championship 2nd seed Serena Williams defeated her older sister 13th seed Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in 1 hour 22 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.  As expected, serve was a huge key to the match.  Serena dropped her opening two service games with unforced errors and […]

Recap of Day 12 at the Australian Open

2017 Australian Open – Day 12 Recap   Men’s Semifinal Result 9th seed Rafael Nadal defeated 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4 in 4 hours 58 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.  In a match that was decided by a total of 7 points (186 to 179 Nadal) over almost 5 hours of […]

Recap of Day 11 at the Australian Open

2017 Australian Open – Day 11 Recap Women’s Semifinal Results 2nd seed Serena Williams joined her sister in the Women’s Singles Final at the Australian Open as she defeated Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 6-1 just 50 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. She had her best serving match of the tournament hitting 68% of her first serves […]

Recap of Day 4 at the Australian Open

SHOCKER!! 2nd seed and 6 time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned by 119th ranked wildcard Denis Istomin 7-6(8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in 4 hours 48 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.  Istomin had won just 1 set from Djokovic in their 5 previous meetings and the 30 year old journeyman didn’t appear to be a […]

Recap of Day 3 of the Australian Open

2017 Australian Open – Day 3 Recap   Women’s Upsets 10th seed Carla Suarez Navarro fell to Sorana Cirstea 7-6(1), 6-3 in 1 hour 34 minutes on Show Court 3.  Cirstea broke serve 6 times and out hit Suarez Navarro with 26 total winners to just 11.  Cirstea’s return game was the difference maker.  She […]

Recap of Day 2 at the Australian Open

2017 Australian Open – Day 2 Recap   Women’s Upsets 18th seed Samantha Stosur once again fell early in her home Grand Slam event, losing to Heather Watson 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in 2 hours 15 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.  It was Stosur’s two biggest weapons, her first serve and her forehand, let her down […]

Recap of Day 1 at the Australian Open

2017 Australian Open – Day 1 Recap   Opening Match Upset 4th seeded Simona Halep fell rather easily to American Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-1 in 1 hour 15 minutes on the first match on Rod Laver Arena.  This was a complete melt down for Halep – especially on her return of serve which is usually […]

2017 Australian Open Men’s Singles Preview

2017 Australian Open Men’s Singles Preview: What a difference a year makes!! Sir Andy Murray is the new world number 1, the 6-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic comes in as the number 2 seed and Roger Federer, number 3 seed here last year, comes in ranked 17 in the world as he took the […]

2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles Preview

2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles Preview: What a difference a year makes!! Last year the women’s draw was headed by world number 1 Serena Williams with two time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and the 2015 finalist Maria Sharapova lurking. Angelique Kerber was seeded 7th and had 4 former top ranked players (Azarenka, Jelena Jankovic, […]

US Open 2016: Day 9 by the numbers

Results 2nd seed Angelique Kerber defeated 7th seed Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-0 in 1 hour 18 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  One big question coming into this match was how well would Kerber’s backhand hold up against the variety that Vinci would throw at her.  Kerber answered all questions that Vinci asked.  She hit 13 […]

US Open 2016: Day 8 by the numbers

Women’s Upsets 6th seed Venus Williams saved 4 match points but needed to save a few more as she fell in a 3rd set tiebreak to 10th seed Karolina Pliskova 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) in 2 hours 24 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Pliskova had to save a match point herself, serving down 4-5 30-40 in […]