Category: Tennis

U.S Open Day 2 Order Of Play

Djokovic, Federer, Sharapova and Wozniacki all on tap for Day 2 in NYC. DAY 2: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 12:00 PM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 S. Stosur (AUS) vs. C. Wozniacki (DEN) [2]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 N. Djokovic (SRB) [6] vs. M. Fucsovics (HUN)

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 7:00 PM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Nishioka (JPN) vs. R. Federer (SUI) [2]
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Keys (USA) [14] vs. P. Parmentier (FRA)

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. Petkovic (GER) vs. J. Ostapenko (LAT) [10]
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Gasparyan (RUS) vs. A. Kerber (GER) [4]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 P. Polansky (CAN) vs. A. Zverev (GER) [4]

LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 7:00 PM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 N. Kyrgios (AUS) [30] vs. R. Albot (MDA)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Sharapova (RUS) [22] vs. P. Schnyder (SUI)

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GRANDSTAND 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 N. Osaka (JPN) [20] vs. L. Siegemund (GER)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Cilic (CRO) [7] vs. M. Copil (ROU)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 C. Garcia (FRA) [6] vs. J. Konta (GBR)

NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Tiafoe (USA) vs. A. Mannarino (FRA) [29]

COURT 17 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 P. Kvitova (CZE) [5] vs. Y. Wickmayer (BEL)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 K. Flipkens (BEL) vs. C. Vandeweghe (USA) [24]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Fognini (ITA) [14] vs. M. Mmoh (USA)

NOT BEFORE: 4:00 PM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Marterer (GER) vs. K. Nishikori (JPN) [21]

COURT 5 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Sugita (JPN) vs. R. Gasquet (FRA) [26]
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 K. Bertens (NED) [13] vs. Kr. Pliskova (CZE)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 D. Collins (USA) vs. A. Sabalenka (BLR) [26]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Bagnis (ARG) vs. G. Monfils (FRA)

COURT 10 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 R. Berankis (LTU) vs. H. Chung (KOR) [23]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 D. Schwartzman (ARG) [13] vs. F. Delbonis (ARG)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 T. Babos (HUN) vs. D. Kasatkina (RUS) [11]
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. Kontaveit (EST) [28] vs. K. Siniakova (CZE)

COURT 13 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. Cornet (FRA) vs. J. Larsson (SWE)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Cecchinato (ITA) [22] vs. J. Benneteau (FRA)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Vondrousova (CZE) vs. M. Buzarnescu (ROU) [21]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. de Minaur (AUS) vs. T. Daniel (JPN)

COURT 4 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Wang (CHN) vs. A. Schmiedlova (SVK)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Jaziri (TUN) vs. P. Carreno Busta (ESP) [12]
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 L. Pouille (FRA) [17] vs. Y. Maden (GER)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 N. Gibbs (USA) vs. C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) [30]

COURT 6 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Niculescu (ROU) vs. J. Glushko (ISR)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 J. Brooksby (USA) vs. J. Millman (AUS)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Baghdatis (CYP) vs. M. Youzhny (RUS)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 L. Cabrera (AUS) vs. A. Tomljanovic (AUS)

COURT 7 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. N. Rubin (USA)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 D. Cibulkova (SVK) [29] vs. A. Rus (NED)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Gaio (ITA) vs. D. Goffin (BEL) [10]
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Putintseva (KAZ) vs. B. Pera (USA)

COURT 8 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 L. Djere (SRB) vs. L. Mayer (ARG)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. Sasnovich (BLR) vs. B. Bencic (SUI)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. Puig (PUR) vs. S. Voegele (SUI)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 B. Paire (FRA) vs. D. Novak (AUT)

COURT 9 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 J. Sousa (POR) vs. M. Granollers (ESP)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 T. Bacsinszky (SUI) vs. A. Krunic (SRB)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Krajinovic (SRB) [32] vs. M. Ebden (AUS)

COURT 11 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 T. Townsend (USA) vs. A. Anisimova (USA)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 V. Troicki (SRB) vs. T. Sandgren (USA)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Hanfmann (GER) vs. P. Kohlschreiber (GER)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 S. Cirstea (ROU) vs. A. Riske (USA)

COURT 12 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 T. Smyczek (USA) vs. J. Struff (GER)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 F. Di Lorenzo (USA) vs. C. McHale (USA)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 M. McDonald (USA) vs. R. Haase (NED)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 H. Tan (FRA) vs. E. Bouchard (CAN)

COURT 14 11:00 AM

MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 S. Travaglia (ITA) vs. H. Hurkacz (POL)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. J. Munar (ESP)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 V. Zvonareva (RUS) vs. A. Blinkova (RUS)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs. T. Zidansek (SLO)

COURT 15 11:00 AM

WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) vs. L. Tsurenko (UKR)
WOMEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 E. Alexandrova (RUS) vs. S. Hsieh (TPE)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 J. Vesely (CZE) vs. C. Moutet (FRA)
MEN'S SINGLES – ROUND 1 Y. Bhambri (IND) vs. P. Herbert (FRA)

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Polansky Takes a Slice of Grand Slam History at U.S. Open

The Canadian is the luckiest of the lucky loser. Canada’s Peter Polansky has etched his name into tennis’ record books as the luckiest man in Grand Slam tennis. Some might call him the luckiest loser…

The 30-year-old Ontario native has earned his way into a fourth consecutive major as a lucky loser—he’ll open his third U.S. Open main draw with a first-round encounter with Alexander Zverev of Germany. Polansky is the first player in history to record the feat.


If you’re scoring at home, Polansky lost all three of his Grand Slam main draw appearances this season, winning one set and losing nine. The Canadian owns a 1-9 record at the Slams in main draw play.

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Polansky is one of four Canadian men in the main draw. Milos Raonic, seeded 25, will face Argentine qualifier Carlos Berlocq in round one, while qualifier Felix Auger Aliassime will face No.28-seeded Denis Shapovalov in a highly anticipated round one contest.

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Video: Robredo and Mahut Have Magical U.S. Open Qualifying Moment

Two 36-year-olds, gunning for a spot in the main draw, shared a major emo moment on Friday in New York.

Got your tissues handy? Because you might want to shed a tear for this magical U.S. Open qualifying moment, where Tommy Robredo defeats Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to reach his first main draw at the U.S. Open since 2015.

In and of itself, that would have been an emotional moment for the former quarterfinalist who has been besieged by injuries, but the fact that he defeated fellow 36-year-old Mahut to do it made the victory all the more sweet—and bittersweet.

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Mahut, ranked 132, may never get into another main draw at the U.S. open in singles, but even as he didn’t make it over the finish line today, he and his son Natanel made the moment special. Natanel is a regular at ATP Tour events and Grand Slams and he’s not shy about coming to his papa’s side in good times or in bad.


Today he rushed out to hug his father after a tough loss, and World No. 193 Robredo took notice and shared a big, beautiful moment with the two. That’s tennis, one big happy family!

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Nadal and Federer are Top 2 Seeds at U.S. Open

The U.S. Open announced its seeds on Tuesday, with the whole field seeded according to ranking. There were no surprises on the men’s singles side as all 32 seeds were seeded by ranking when the U.S. Open tournament committee released its men’s singles seeds on Tuesday. See all 32 seeded men's singles player below:


Defending champion and World No.1 Rafael Nadal is the top seed while five-time champion and World No.2 Roger Federer seeded second. 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro is seeded third and Alexander Zverev is seeded four.

Two-time champion Novak Djokovic is seeded sixth and will be drawn to face one of the top four seeds in the quarterfinals.

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Djokovic’s placement won’t be the only big mystery to be revealed at the U.S. Open draw ceremony on Thursday at 2 P.M.—fans are also eager to know where wild card Stan Wawrinka and unseeded Andy Murray will be placed in the draw. Both players could potentially end up facing a top seed in the first or second round.

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Serena Williams’ Seeding Bumped Nine Spots by U.S. Open

The World No.26 is the only singles player to get seeded higher than her current ranking at this year's U.S. Open. Serena Williams received a seeding bump of nine spots form the U.S. Open seeding committee and thus will be seeded 17 at this year’s tournament.

Williams, a six-time U.S. Open champion, is the only player in either the men’s singles or women’s singles draw to be seeded above her ranking.

It’s great news for the American, who will now avoid a Top 8 player in the first three rounds of the tournament. Had Williams been seeded in accordance with her ranking of 26 in the world, she would have been seeded to face a player ranked No.1 through No.8 in the world in the third round.

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As it stands now, if Williams advances to the third round she would be slated to face a No.9 through No.16 seed.

Here are the current U.S. Open women’s singles seeds:


After balancing a variety of factors, including her return to competition following the birth of her daughter, her recent hard-court performance this summer and recognition of her achievements at the US Open, the USTA has moved Serena Williams’ seeding nine spots, from 26 to 17," said Managing Director of Corporate Communications Chris Widmaier. "We feel this is the appropriate decision, one that recognizes Serena and is fair to the remaining seeded players.”

Main draw play at this year’s U.S. Open begins on Monday August 27. The tournament is celebrating the arrival of a second roof on the newly rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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Serena Williams is the World’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete

Forbes reports that eight of the world's Top 10 highest-paid female athletes are tennis players. Serena Williams heads Forbes’ list of the highest-paid female athletes of 2018, despite the fact that the American has only earned $62K of prize money in the 12-month period that ended on June 1, 2018.


Tennis players make up eight of the Top 10 on the list, with Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu seventh on the list and American race car driver Danica Patrick coming in at nine.

Here are where the eight tennis players rank in the Top 10.

1. Serena Williams — Total earnings: $18.1 million ($62k Prize money, $18m endorsements)

2. Caroline Wozniacki — Total earnings: $13 million ($7 million prize money, $6 million endorsements)

3. Sloane Stephens — Total earnings: $11.2 million ($5.7 million prize money, $5.5 million endorsements)

4. Garbine Muguruza — Total earnings: $11 million ($5.5 million prize money, $5.5 million endorsements)

5. Maria Sharapova — Total earnings: $10.5 million ($1 million prize money, $9.5 million endorsements)

6. Venus Williams — Total earnings: $10.2 million ($4.2 million prize money, $6 million endorsements)

8. Simona Halep — Total earnings: $7.7 million ($6.2 million prize money, $1.5 million endorsements)

10. Angelique Kerber — Total earnings: $7 million ($3 million prize money, $4 million endorsements)

Williams has more than a dozen sponsors, including Nike, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade and Beats. According to Forbes, only 16 athletes made more than Williams over the past 12 months from endorsements–she made twice as much off the court as any other female athlete.

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Forbes reports that Sharapova is still down more than 50 percent after the fallout from her 16-month suspension for taking a banned substance. The Russian ranks fifth this year at $10.5 million, but only only earned $1 million in the time period.

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Alexander Zverev Announces Official Partnership with Coach Ivan Lendl

It's official: The promising German has added Ivan Lendl to his team. Alexander Zverev has officially added Ivan Lendl to his coaching team. The 21-year-old announced the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

 

Welcome to the team Ivan Lendl

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The German was last seen working with Lendl before the start of the U.S. hardcourt swing in Florida. When asked, he said it was just a few days, nothing more, and added that he’d keep us posted if any news broke.

We have yet to hear much from either party, but did get this tweet from Jerry Solomon, Lendl's manager.


That news is now broken, and a new era for the promising German begins. Zverev, who won the Citi Open title before losing in the quarterfinals at the Rogers Cup and the first round at the Western and Southern Open, is 43-13 on the season with three titles.

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Lendl, who owns the record for most consecutive U.S. Open finals reached as a player, coached Andy Murray to all three of his Grand Slam titles during two coaching stints with the British star.

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Video: Mannarino’s Amazing No-Look Scoop against Djokovic

The Frenchman shows why he's one of the game's underrated shotmakers–again.

Novak Djokovic got the win over Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, but it’s the Frenchman who gets shot of the day honors as a result of this imaginative sequence that featured a running reverse scoop shot that eventually led to a put-away forehand for Mannarino.

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It was a beautiful display of creativity from the Frenchman, who is really on of the more underrated shotmakers in the game.

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Fila Unveils US Open Apparel

Stars will shine in New York, day or night.
Fila stars will shine, day and night, in New York City this month.

Fila unveiled its 2018 US Open apparel.

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Former US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, Ashleigh Barty and Timea Babos will wear the Fila women’s heritage collection, which features shimmering stars and glamorous stripes.

Karolina Pliskova will wear the Heritage Star Dress, inspired by a similar 2003 Fila New York City showstopper once worn by Jennifer Capriati.

Karolina Pliskova

The Fila men’s legends collection will be worn by sponsored players Marin Cilic, John Isner, Sam Querrey, and Diego Schwartzman.

The legends collection features a smooth color combination of saturated green contrasted by gray and white, a nod to the brand's archives. Cilic, the 2016 US Open champion, will wear the t-shirt.

Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic

John Isner will wear the green, gray and white polo shirt.

John Isner

John Isner

The collection boasts pinhole mesh ventilation, high-performance articulated shoulder seams, side seams, draw cords and zippers in contrasting colors.

The legends collection offers two short sleeve crew styles, two polo style shirts and a long sleeve crew; each top pairs with the legends short, available in both gray and white. It's worn here by Sam Querrey.

Querrey

Querrey

Photo credit: Fila

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Serena’s Nike US Open Outfit

Six-time US Open champion will sport black, one-shoulder dress.
Serena Williams will make a major fashion statement at the US Open this month.

The six-time US Open champion will wear a black, one-shoulder dress designed by Virgil Abloh for Nike.

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Vogue Magazine posted images of Serena's US Open outfit here.

Serena's name is stiched onto the sleeve of the dress and on the customized NikeCourt Flair sneakers she'll wear in New York.

Serena Williams

Abloh's quotation graphic, the word "logo", appears above the Nike swoosh logo on the dress.

“When I first tried on the dress, I felt very strong and feminine at the same time," Williams told Vogue Magazine. "It has all the really strong elements, from the leather to that really cool stretchy material.

"I felt so feminine in the tutu, which is probably my favorite part of it. It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and beautiful at the same time."

 

“QUEEN” @off____white

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A limited edition of Serena's dress and jacket will be available at select Nike locations in the U.S. beginning in late August, Vogue Magazine reports. 

Photo credit: Nike

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