US Open

After Pomp And Ceremony, A Chance For Thiem To Reflect

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Sunday night, following the pomp and ceremony accompanying his first Grand Slam triumph – and after a well-deserved period to cool down after his nerve-wracking five-set victory over Alexander Zverev – newly-crowned US […]

Naomi Osaka: The Day After The Night Before

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On the day after Naomi Osaka won her second US Open singles title and third major championship overall, she spent a part of her Sunday doing a photo shoot on the grounds of […]

US Open: Fourth Major’s A Charm For Dominic Thiem

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If there’s an award for last man standing at the US Open, Austria’s Dominic Thiem is your winner. In a tournament that final didn’t include any of the three biggest stars in men’s tennis […]

Patricia Maria Tig Is Back On Court With A New Attitude

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When Patricia Maria Tig returned to the WTA Tour in July of 2019 after giving birth to a baby daughter nine months earlier, she said she missed tennis. In time, not only did the […]

Osaka And Azarenka Deliver A Compelling US Open Final

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Saturday’s US Open women’s singles final will be remembered for having the smallest crowd gathered for a title match in the world’s largest tennis venue. Blame it on the coronavirus pandemic, which shut […]

Naomi And Vika: Plenty Of Wisdom In Their Words

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) There’s a lot wisdom and personality – and plenty of heart and soul – that comes from watching Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka, this year’s US Open women’s singles finalists, give their virtual press […]

Zverev Reaches First Grand Slam Final At US Open

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For the first time in 16 years, the men’s semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament happened without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. How about that! With no Big Three in the […]

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 […]