What Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Need to Do to Win

Serena Willams vs Naomi Osaka: This Could be a Classic Serena Williams has won 23 majors and played in hundreds of big matches because she does something better than nearly anyone else.  Serena’s transitions from offense to defense and from defense to offense trouble her opponents. Serena has the best serve on the WTA Tour…

Nick Kyrgios and Tennis Excellence

I am not a huge fan of The Color of Money as it is nowhere near as good as The Hustler.  Still, the film has a lot of good moments.  I especially like Eddie Felson’s line “pool excellence is not about excellent pool.”  Nick Kyrgios still lacks tennis excellence.  I am not sure how doggedly he…

US Open 1992: The 25th Anniversary of an Epic Men’s Event (Part 2)

Part 1 Investigated the 1st through 4th rounds The Final 8: Edberg’s Marathon Run to the Title The Quarterfinal Round: 2 of the 4 Matches Went 5 sets The Highlight Match did not go 5 sets, but the 1992 Australian and French Open champion Jim Courier took on the 1992 Wimbledon champion and boyhood rival…

US Open 2017: Kevin Anderson vs. Rafael Nadal Championship Prediction

Pumped for tomorrow 💪 You can watch the #usopen final live in 🇿🇦 on @SuperSportTV at 2200 CAT 😁 pic.twitter.com/IO6KEqD7Io — Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) September 10, 2017   Kevin Anderson vs. Rafael Nadal On paper, this is a bigger mismatch than the men’s Wimbledon final in July or the men’s Roland Garros final in June….

US Open 2017: Men’s Championship Poll – Nadal vs. Anderson

Who will win the US Open men’s final? #RafaelNadal #KevinAnderson #USOpen #Usopen2017 — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) September 9, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Kevin Anderson & Rafael Nadal in 1998 at the U/12 Junior Masters in Stuttgart, Germany. They face each other in the #USOpen final, who wins? pic.twitter.com/7qxmwzUOdi — SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) September 9, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens Takes the Title 6-3, 6-0

Sloane Soars!@SloaneStephens captures FIRST Grand Slam title! 🏆 #USOpen pic.twitter.com/nmTv7sHLOr — Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) September 9, 2017 Sloane Stephens claims a major title and made a major statment with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Madison Keys in the US Open final.  Winning a major as an unseeded player coming back from an injury is a…

US Open 2017: Women’s Champioship Poll

Who do you think will win? #USOpen #Usopen2017 #SloaneStephens #MadisonKeys — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) September 9, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Sloane Stephens vs. Madison Keys is the first Grand Slam final between two black women not featuring the Williams Sisters. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/LA6m8c2cI7 — Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) September 8, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

US Open 2017: Photos

My brother took these photos on the first two days of the 2017 event.  I’ve been to Ashe, but not since the roof was installed.  It looks more imposing now than then.