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 […]

US Open 2016: day 7 by the numbers

Women’s Upsets 13th seed Johanna Konta fell in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 to Anastasija Sevastova in 1 hour 42 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Konta had lost serve just twice in her previous 3 matches – she was broken 7 times by Sevastova.  Sevastova played great defense when she had to (she returned 55% of Konta’s aggressive […]

US Open 2016: Day 6 by the numbers

Men’s Upsets It’s hard to call it an upset when a former US Open Champion defeats a player who is 9 inches shorter, but unseeded Juan Martin del Potro upset the 11th seed David Ferrer 7-6(3), 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours 25 minutes.  Del Potro held 13 of 15 service games, missed just 5 returns […]

US Open 2016: Men’s first 3 rounds by the numbers

0 – Teenagers left in the draw 2 – Service games lost by Ivo Karlovic (won 59 of 61) 6 – Players remaining who are 30 years of age or older 13 – Countries represented in the final 16 players (France has 3, Great Britain 2, 11 others) 28 – Average age of the remaining […]

US Open 2016: Women’s first 3 rounds by the numbers

1 – Teenager left in the draw (Ana Konjuh) 1 – Player who has not lost serve (Serena Williams – 26 of 26 service games won) 1 – Break point faced by Serena Williams 3 – Players left in the draw over 30 years old (Vinci and the Williams sisters) 4 – Total serve & […]

US Open 2016: Day 4 by the numbers

Notable Results 5th seed Simona Halep brushed aside Lucie Safarova who has been ranked as high as number 5 in the world, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the 3rd round.  Halep did it once again with her intimidating return of serve.  She put 84% of her returns back in play and broke Safarova’s serve 7 times in 10 […]

US Open 2016: Day 1 by the numbers

Women’s Singles Upsets 21st seed Irina-Camelia Begu fell to Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-4 in 1 hour 14 minutes on Court 14.  Tsurenko dominated on return, breaking Begu 6 times and winning 29 of 49 return points.  Her first serve was very solid – 70% in play and 70% points won as she held 6 of […]

Watson is serving up API aces at the U.S. Open

As the summer draws to a close, the tennis world turns its attention to New York, where the world’s best tennis players will compete in the final Grand Slam of the year: the U.S. Open. But while all the tennis action takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, the […]

How Andy Murray Captured His Wimbledon Championship

2016 Wimbledon – Day 14 Gentlemen’s Singles Final Milos Raonic vs. Andy Murray First Set: Murray 6 – 4 in 41 minutes Raonic saved a break point in his 2nd service game – with his 2nd serve.  Murray broke on his 2nd break point of the game to take a 4-3 lead.  Raonic faced 3 […]

How Serena Won Wimbledon

2016 Wimbledon – Day 13 Ladies Singles Final Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber First Set: Williams 7 – 5 in 47 minutes Kerber saved 3 break points in her first service game to level the set at 1 – 1. Those were the only break points of the set until Kerber served at 5-6, 15-40. […]

The Men’s Semifinals at Wimbledon

2016 Wimbledon – Day 12 Gentlemen’s Singles Semifinals Milos Raonic vs. Roger Federer First Set: Raonic 6 – 3 in 33 minutes Raonic got the only break of the set on a Roger Federer double fault at 1-2 – his only double fault of the set.  Federer did not earn a break chance against Raonic.  […]