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September 2009 Articles (47)

US Open 2009: Something OLD, Something NEW....and a 'Line Call'

The 2009 US Open turned out to be a mixed bag of emotions for some of it's biggest players as every single day brought a new star in the horizon.

The 2009 Championship at Flushing Meadows will be long remembered for not one but several reasons as the amazing fortnight came to an end with two of the most surprising winners getting away with the silverware.

A mere mention of the "Story of the tournament" can spark heated discussions among fans but the truth is that each and… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on September 18, 2009 at 7:07am — No Comments

Secret Sakuma DRILL: LIVE BALL Attack and Close angle

This is a necessary skill if you're attacking the net

another secret sakuma drill that I'm releasing to improve your…


Added by Gary Sakuma on September 18, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

The promise of Heather Watson

US Open Day 14

I wish I could say that I saw Heather Watson play at the 2009 US Open. But the truth is that I did not. Having had my heart repeatedly broken by supposedly promising Juniors who somehow never seemed to deliver, I no longer invest as emotionally in the Juniors as I once did.

And lest you think that I am being just a fair-weather fan, let me assure you… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 17, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Tennis League Season 4, Gearing Up for a Busy One

Maybe it was the cancellation of my last season of singles. Maybe it was the surprising love of doubles thanks to subbing a few times. Maybe it was the desire of wanting to play on the same side as my hubby for a change, instead of always practicing against each other.

Maybe all three of these were what led me to signing up for not one, not two, but three different leagues for this season. I'm going to be playing 2.5 women's singles and doubles, and also 3.5 mixed doubles. Three… Continue

Added by Kristi Hines on September 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Enough Members To Fill Arthur Ashe Stadium!?!?

Looks like we'll need to be changing out the first image on the Main page. We've been boasting that we have enough members in Tennisopolis to fill Centre Court (at Wimbledon of course) which can fit about 15,000 fans. But in a few weeks we'll surpass the capacity of the largest tennis stadium in the world, Arthur Ashe. Ashe can hold 23,200 fans. Right now, Tennisopolis just broke through the 22,000… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 16, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Tennis everyone...

Well, due to the heat of summer, I haven't play for couple months. Would like to get back in the game. Anyone would like to hit in the evening, please add me in your group. I'm Round Rock and can play at Ceder Park as well. Thanks

Added by Richard Dinh on September 16, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

So it’s OK for Federer to cuss the umpire?

US Open Day 15

I have to tell you that I enjoyed every moment of Federer’s angry outburst during the third set of his match against Juan Martin Del Potro. It could not have been better timed. Really, I was so thrilled to see it that it didn’t bother me for a second that Federer got so rattled that he went on to lose the match. Sure I wanted him to win 16 Slams, but it’s OK with me that he… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Women's Tennis at the U.S. Open

First off I think it's amazing how quickly the majority of the seeded players were defeated in this year's U.S. Open. Clijsters has made an amazing comeback after being off the tour for 27 weeks now finds herself in the final. She played great in her semifinal match against Serena Williams although her play was greatly overshadowed by Serena's unsportsmanlike conduct. I was really surprised to see her lose her cool as she did during this match. Getting back to comebacks I personally find it… Continue

Added by Kathryn Thibault on September 13, 2009 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

Del Potro into U.S. Open Final

I just saw Del Potro defeat Nadal in the U.S. Open semis. Del Potro played amazingly, but it was disappointing to see Nadal so easily defeated. I don't think Nadal has been at his best since having had to take time off due to injuries. Del Potro made it look easy which was unbelievable. Del Potro is playing unbelievably - serving great and absolutely lethal off both wings. The final is going to be a really intense match up. Stay tuned!

Added by Kathryn Thibault on September 13, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

You can take the woman out of Compton

US Open Day 13

You know the expression. I don’t have to complete it for you. And it will be one of the ways in which the manner in which Serena Williams lost the 2009 US Open semi-finals will always be understood. Some will say that Serena behaved like a thug when she raised her racket in a threatening manner towards the diminutive Asian lineswoman and was possibly overheard… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 13, 2009 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

The rain might as well have been in Spain

US Open Day 12

I forgot to mention the possible impact of the weather as one of the reasons I do not like to purchase US Open tickets in advance. When you attend a tournament for just a few days, it sucks to have rain interrupt play on any of those days. I feel for those folks who traveled to Flushing Meadows to watch tennis over the past few days. It’s been a complete… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 12, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Audience Factor

Melanie Oudin (17, USA) upsets Nadia Petrova

...But from the moment Oudin came on court, my attention was all hers. She was playing against Maria Sharapova, a player who normally attracts the support of American audiences everywhere. In fact, it has become almost convenient to forget that Sharapova, with her unshakable American accent, is not actually American.

My prediction was that Sharapova was in for… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 10, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Looking to Hit Tonight in Orange

I play off of Orangewood Ave and Main St. Shoot me an email if you want to hit today around 6pm. I can play on M W TH F S SU

Added by Fernando Herrera on September 10, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Is there a ticket scam on at the US Open?

Opening day of US Open tennis in New York

I’ve been going to the US Open since 1999. The first time I went, I was alone, a novice feeling her way around a major tournament. I was picked up in turn by an elderly Jewish couple with season tickets, a father and son from Columbia, and a Junior player who had lost in his opening round and needed someone to latch on to until his parents could… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

The U(npredictable) S(lam) Open

Heading into this U.S. Open, did you think?:

• Kim Clijsters would be in the semis?

• Melanie Oudin would be playing in the quarters?

• No U.S. male would make the quarterfinals for the first time EVER?

• Andy Murray would lose so early, seeing as how it seemed he was destined to get to the finals?

• Roger Federer would almost be under the radar with all the other stuff surrounding the fields on both sides?

• Rafa Nadal would be… Continue

Added by Van Sias on September 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Monfils v. Rafa Tonight at US Open - Chance to Get Free Prince EXO3 Rebel 95

Via @Prince_Tennis on Twitter:

Free EXO3 Rebel 95 (Monfils' racquet choice) to person who provides best (140 char.) insight to @prince_tennis why Monfils will win tonight

That is all. Go to follow us and provide your reason.

Added by Prince on September 8, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Tennis Maven & Culinary Diva

Hello tennis friends -- especially in the Los Angeles area!

I've been an avid tennis fan since a teenager and have played intermittently throughout the years. I love the game, the socializing, the exercise, etc.

Now that I'm getting back into "the swing of things" and am focusing on my health, I would like to use my culinary skills to help others get back into shape as well.

If you're interested in homecooked, healthy, organic, delicious tasting meals (or tips… Continue

Added by MJ on September 7, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

International Tennis Centre Upcoming Events!

Come and join us at the International Tennis Centre for the best tennis Vegas has to offer!

On September 9th, Cardio Tennis Clinic, 6-7PM. (Cardio Classes are held every Wednesday at 6PM)

On September 12th, Jr. Tennis Open House, 1-5PM. (On court Instruction, Games, Prizes, Snacks, and Refreshments)

On September 13th, Men's 4.0-5.0 Doubles Round Robin, 2:00-4:30PM.

Added by Joe Magid on September 6, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

SERENA VS VENUS: Who's the all time best female player?......

Hi Guys, has SERENA VS VENUS who is the all time best female tennis player?

The vote is open, go vote now.... every vote counts..

lets find out who wins !!! .... here is the site again:

Added by Doreen leo on September 5, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

Understanding Serena Williams

Serena Williams domination in women's tennis over the past decade has left players and tennis pundits wondering if she has a secret formula for success.

There is a little bit of emotional element to Williams' victories in the past decade. Her sentimental meltdown after the 2003 Roland.................

Read full article.....!

Added by Rohit Sharma on September 4, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

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