Andrea’s Top Five…of the 2011 US Open

Best Matches 5. Samantha Stosur def. Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-7 (15) 6-3: Samantha Stosur not only won her first Grand Slam title at this year’s US Open, but she took part in several very memorable matches. After her incredibly tight match against Nadia Petrova, Sam looked poised to make quick work of another Russia, Maria […]

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Fashion Update – Nike for the US Open

I guess I’m a little late to the party, but I previewed the Adidas outfits so I think it’s only fair that I take a crack at the Nike team. On the whole, I have to give the edge to Nike. None  of their players look like clowns that might give small children nightmares and […]

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Matches to Watch This Monday

So, I’ve done a decent job of keeping up with this action at this year’s Wimbledon, considering I just started my new job, but I haven’t done a very good job of writing about it. The second Monday of the Wimbledon Championships is one of the best tennis days of the year. There are generally […]

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Strong is Beautiful

As tennis fans, we all know our sport is under appreciated. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting at brunch, the restaurant was showing ESPN. This was during the incredible final match in Rome between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. You may be wondering what famed sporting event would be more important to ESPN than […]

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Money, Money, Money, Money…Money

For the seventh year, Sport Illustrated has come out with a list of the top 50 earning American athletes. Tiger Woods topped the list again this year despite everything that has happened. Although his earning are down about 9 million dollars, but I’m not sure that matters very much when you’re earning more than 90 […]

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Is Court 2 Really the Graveyard?

It was for Andy Roddick on Monday, but I think if you asked Yen-Hsun Lu, he would tell you the exact opposite. The folklore says that Court 2 is the Graveyard of Champions. Former champions like Serena and Venus Williams, Pete Sampras, and Andre Agassi have all gone out to lesser known opponents on this […]

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Half Way There

We’re halfway through Wimbledon now and I’ve been terrible about updating. Believe me, I’ve had plenty of opinions this week, so I’m going to fill you in on some of what I think were this week’s most important tennis moments. Have any of you noticed an abundance of five set matches? The Isner/Mahut match clearly […]

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Top Ten Surprises of the 2009 US Open

***REPOSTED FROM MY PREVIOUS BLOG “LIVE AND LET DIGRESS*** ORIGINALLY DATED September 13, 2009 10. Marat Safin loses in the first round of his last Grand Slam event. *This wasn’t actually a surprise considering how he’s been playing this year, but I couldn’t let his retirement go by without saying something. People tend to forget […]

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