• Andrea Petkovic

    2014 Family Circle Cup: Andrea Petkovic at practice

    After disappointing results at Indian Wells (first-round loss to Alize Cornet) and Miami (second-round loss to Camila Giorgi), Petkovic defeated Jana Cepelova 7-5 6-2 in the final of the Family Circle Cup, to capture her third career title. Photo credit: mrenzaero

  • Jelena Jankovic
  • Eugenie Bouchard

    2014 Family Circle Cup: Eugenie Bouchard at practice

    The Canadian reached the semifinals at Charleston after victories over Alla Kudryavtseva, Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic. She lost to Andrea Petkovic in three tight sets. Photo credit: mrenzaero

  • Belinda Bencic

    2014 Family Circle Cup: Belinda Bencic vs Maria Kirilenko

    6-1 7-5 victory for Swiss Belinda Bencic who then made her way through the first semifinals of her young career. Photo credit: mrenzaero

  • Lucie Safarova

    2014 Family Circle Cup: Lucie Safarova at practice

    The Czech beat Johanna Larsson, Virginie Razzano and Sam Stosur, but lost to future champion Andrea Petkovic in quarterfinals. Photo credit: mrenzaero

  • Sam Stosur

    2014 Family Circle Cup: Sam Stosur at practice

    Winner in Charleston in 2010, Sam Stosur was beaten in the third round by Lucie Safarova this year. The 2011 US Open champion’s season has been mediocre so far and she could drop out of the top 20 for the first time in years. Enjoy a few pictures of Sam practising: Photo credit: mrenzaero

  • Radek Stepanek

    Two time defending champion Czech Republic defeats Japan

    Two time defending champions eased into the Davis Cup semifinals with a 5-0 victory over Japan. Both teams played without their number ones, Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori. Czech Republic will next face France who came back from a 2-0 deficit to top Germany 3-2. Radek Stepanek vs Tatsuma Ito Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel […]

  • Fabio Fognini

    Italy defeats Great Britain in Davis Cup quarterfinal

    Great Britain was looking to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1981 but Italy rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the tie 3-2. Andy Murray was totally overplayed by Fabio Fognini who levelled the tie at 2-2, and Andreas Seppi secured Italy’s victory in the fifth and decisive rubber with a straight […]

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2002 US Open: last Grand Slam title for Pete Sampras

Even Hollywood couldn’t have imagined a better story: the two old rivals play their final match in the final of the US Open. From Sampras‘ autobiography ” A champion’s mind”: “At 4PM on a calm and bright Sunday afternoon in early September, I looked across the net and saw the same person who had been […]

1994 US Open 4th round: Jaime Yzaga defeats Pete Sampras

Without a doubt one of the biggest upsets in the US Open history. Extract from Sampras‘ autobiography A champion’s mind: “Right before the 1994 Wimbledon, I got out of my Sergio Tacchini contract and signed a new clothing and shoe deal, with Nike. Wimbledon was my first official tournament for my new brand, and I […]

1992 US Open: Stefan Edberg defeats Pete Sampras

From Sampras‘ autobiography ” A champion’s mind”: “Edberg and I had a few things in common. We were both reserved, shy, old-school sportsmen. Although Stefan grew up in Sweden, he went against the grain in that clay-court haven and switched to a one-handed backhand, much like I had, because he wanted to play attacking tennis. […]

1979 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Vitas Gerulaitis

On the other side of the draw, Vitas was having a great run: he beat Clerc in the round of 16, Kriek in the quarterfinals, and in the semis, Tanner who had just gotten revenge on Borg for his Wimbledon loss. (It was funny how Vitas could beat guys who had beaten Borg, and yet, […]

79 US Open: McEnroe vs Nastase, chaos on court

From John McEnroe‘s autobiography, Serious: In the second round at the 1979 US Open, I faced Ilie Nastase. Nasty, who had won the tournament in 1972, was thirty-three and long past his prime, but he hadn’t mellowed with age – if anything, he was crazier than ever. And the big New York crowd at the […]

Top 5 strange events at the US Open

Strange things happen every day, and when you put professional athletes and tens of thousands of fans in the hot August sun in Queens, New York, weirdness is bound to follow. Here are some of the more interesting things that have happened over the years at the US Open. Most of you still remember the […]