US-Open

History Made, Thiem First Austrian Into US Open Semifinals

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When second seed Dominic Thiem beat Alex de Minaur to secure the final berth in the men’s US Open semifinals, he made some history on Wednesday inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. The World No. […]

Osaka, Azarenka To Play For US Open Women’s Title

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both of Thursday’s US Open women’s semifinal matches, played with the roof closed on Arthur Ashe Stadium thanks to a rainy New York City evening, were characterized by toughness, tenacity and competitiveness. In the first […]

Level-Headed, Carreño Busta Into US Open Semifinals

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Pablo Carreño Busta overcame back pain, 76 winners and the never-say-die spirit of No. 12 seed Denis Shapovalov, and somehow after four hours and nine minutes managed to emerge from his Tuesday night […]

US Open: Williams Wins Battle Of Moms With Pironkova

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Three mothers – Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova– all enjoyed center stage on Arthur Ashe Stadium, each bidding for a semifinal berth at the US Open on Wednesday. Six-time US Open champion […]

Djokovic Urges Trolls To Stop Threatening Line Judge

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who was defaulted from his fourth-round US Open match after he unintentionally struck a ball that hit a line judge in the throat on Sunday, took to social […]

Zverev First German Into US Open Semifinals Since Becker

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) German fortunes in the US Open has been lean for many years. Now, with Alexander Zverev‘s run to the men’s singles semifinals, that’s about to change. On Tuesday afternoon, the fifth seed Zverev […]

Restoring Calm After Sunday’s Storm …

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) There’s been plenty of bizarre things that have happened in the storied 140-year history of the US Open. In recent years, one need only look back to the contentious women’s singles final of […]

Serena’s Fighting Spirit Lives On For Another Round

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams won her 100th career match on Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the US Open quarterfinals Monday afternoon. The No. 3 seed Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., defeated 15th […]

Nobody Wanted To Ask Zverev Questions About His Match

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Alexander Zverev had just sat down to his participate in his virtual press conference following his fourth-round US Open victory against over-matched Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, when everyone wanted to ask the 23-year-old German […]

Another Brady Milestone In A Breakthrough Season

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Jennifer Brady has achieved another milestone in what has been her breakthrough season. On a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon, the No. 28 seed Brady beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, 6-1, 6-4, to […]