Barty, Pliskova and Bertens US Open outfits

Karolina Pliskova 2019 US Open outfit

Karolina Pliskova will wear the latest installation of the PL Rolando collection, a fresh and classic white, blue and red skirt and tank combo. The PL Rolando line is named after Pierluigi Rolando, FILA‘s original creative director, back in 1971. Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens will both wear FILA Awning collection. A bold skirt and […]

Cincinnati 2019: Medvedev claims first Masters 1000 title

Daniil Medvedev, 2019 US Open

Third time lucky for Daniil Medvedev: in his third final in as many weeks, he defeated David Goffin to capture the biggest title of his career so far. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal, but this time he did not miss the opportunity to win his second trophy of the year, after Sofia […]

Nick Kyrgios’ 2019 US Open shoes: NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5

Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 "NYC"

Revisiting the hybrid silhouette which mashes elements of Nick Kyrgios and basketball player Kyrie Irving‘s signature shoes, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5  arrives in time for Flushing Meadows. This special version matches the purple and green color scheme of the New York City apparel collection.Graffiti-inspired details on the Swoosh and torn-poster graphics on the toe bumper are integrated on […]

2009 US Open: Kim Clijsters winning comeback

Kim Clijsters and her daughter, 2009 US Open

In 2007 at the age of 23, Kim Clijsters retired to start a family. Two years later she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. From Bud Collins History of tennis: Serena, the title holder, was the one […]

1969 US Open: Rod Laver completes his second Grand Slam

Tony Roche and Rod Laver, 1969 US Open

After his wins at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Rod Laver headed for New York, in search of a fourth major in a row. He was taken to five sets by Dennis Ralston in the fourth round 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-2 6-3, then defeated Roy Emerson 4-6 8-6 13-11 6-4 in the quarterfinals, […]

1969 US Open: Rod Laver’s road to the final

From Rod Laver’s autobiography A memoir: When I strode onto the court at Forest Hills, New York, in the first round of the US Open in the last week of August, I had won 23 matches in a row, beginning with my first round victory over Nicola Pietrangeli at Wimbledon. The last person to beat […]