Who will win the 2016 US Open?
- Serena Williams (62%, 64 Votes)
- Angelique Kerber (22%, 23 Votes)
- Garbine Muguruza (6%, 6 Votes)
- Simona Halep (5%, 5 Votes)
- Someone else (2%, 2 Votes)
- Agnieszka Radwanska (1%, 1 Votes)
- Madison Keys (1%, 1 Votes)
- Dominika Cibulkova (1%, 1 Votes)
- Venus Williams (1%, 1 Votes)
- Roberta Vinci (0%, 0 Votes)
- Svetlana Kuznetsova (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 104
Four years ago, Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer to capture the gold in London, then went on to win his maiden Grand Slam title a few weeks later. Will history repeat itself this summer? In any case he started well his quest to US Open title number 2 with a clean win over tricky Lukas Rosol:
World number 84 Kyle Edmund, playing his first US Open’s main draw, records the biggest win of his career so far, to beat Richard Gasquet in straight sets 6-2 6-2 6-3.
“I’m obviously extremely happy. I was just in the moment for that match, and I’m enjoying it. The crowd were incredible and I didn’t expect this much support, but I’m happy I was able to give back some really good tennis.”
He will now face wild card Ernesto Escobedo ranked 201.
As for Gasquet, who had a 6-weeks injury break, he announced he wasn’t sure to take part to the Davis Cup semifinals early September.
“I’m not sure I could do worse. I knew to come to this tournament would be tough for me. I need matches, I need practice, I need to recover, I need to feel better mentally. I’m not in great form at all.”
Photo credit: Marianne Bevis
It’s already over for Ana Ivanovic, ousted by Denisa Allertova 6-7 1-6 in the first round of the 2016 US Open. She’s been struggling all year and could be soon out of the top 50. What do you think, is it time for Ana to retire?
Enjoy a few pictures from her Sunday’s training session:
A solid first round win for Rafa who defeated Denis Istomin in straight sets 6-1 6-4 6-2. Next opponent for the 2-time US Open champion: Andreas Seppi.
2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori had a so so year so far: a title in Memphis, a bronze medal in Rio Olympics, and a quarterfinal at the Australian Open. Dou you think he will capture his maiden Grand Slam title in New York this year?
Here are a few pictures of Nishikori at practice with supercoach Michael Chang: