Kim Clijsters Easily Wins US Open 2010

Second seed Kim Clijsters only took 59 minutes to defend her US Open title against seventh seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia, 6-2, 6-1. Clijsters’ second consecutive US Open win makes her the first woman to accomplish the feat since Venus Williams won two in a row in 2000 and 2001. This latest win is Clijsters’ third US Open in her career.

Clijsters won her first US Open crown in 2005. She missed the 2006 tournament due to an injury. Clijsters also took time away from playing tennis when she got married and decided to start a family. She also missed the 2007 and 2008 US Open.

Clijsters broke serve twice in the first set. She only scored four winners but played well enough to draw 13 unforced errors from Zvonareva. Zvonareva made a total of 24 unforced errors against only 15 by the Clijsters.

The Belgian tennis star was just too much for the Russian finalist. Zvonareva is usually known to be emotional during matches. She kept her emotions in check in previous games, including her upset win over top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals. In her final match against Clijsters, she began losing her temper again and Clijsters capitalized on her shaky performance.

US Open 2010 Women’s Finals: Clijsters vs Zvonareva

US Open 2010 Women’s Finals Today: Clijsters vs Zvonareva – The US Open 2010 women’s finals will be held today at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, 7:00 PM. It will be a match between number 2 seed Kim Clijsters and number 7 seed Vera Zvonerava.

Clijsters demolished Venus Williams during the Semifinals yesterday in 3 sets. This is the second time in a row that Venus Williams had been eliminated in the US Open.

Here is a brief video highlights of the US Open 2010 game US Open Women’s Singles champion, Kim Clijsters and 2-time US Open champion Venus Williams.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtdXl3eneic[/youtube]

Kim Clijsters will be up against a formidable opponent, Zvonerava who managed to win twice against her in their last two meetings at Wimbledon and Montreal quarters, both in three sets.

With this matchup, analysts are saying that Zvonereva has an edge over Clijsters. In overall rivalry standings, Zvonereva is ahead, 5-2, including a 6-4 in the third-set victory over the Russian back at the 2002 US Open. However, it seems that Clijsters had become the favorite during the US Open 2010 because she had shown a higher level of play and energy compared to Vera. Clijsters had also won the US Open twice already.

The match between the two will surely be a great watch. Meanwhile here are the remaining schedule for the US Open 2010:

Kim Clijsters Beats Venus Williams, Advances To US Open Finals

Kim Clijsters is one win away from defending her US Open Championship. The Belgian tennis star survived a three-set semifinal match against Venus Williams, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, to set up a title match against 7th seed Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva defeated top seed Caroline Wozniacki earlier on Friday to advance as the other US Open finalist. Clijsters extended her winning streak to 20 matces at Flushing Meadows and is looking to repeat as champion, a first after Venus Williams won the US Open titles in 2000 and 2001.

Clijsters overcame a strong first set by Williams to win in three sets. The defending champion was trailing one set when she adjusted her position, moving closer to the baseline. Clijsters played with more consistency as Williams fell into a slump of seven double-faults and 50 unforced errors.  

Clijsters has a slight edge, riding on the momentum of a good season. Zvonareva may not be a pushover either as she displayed that she can beat a solid and consistent player in Caroline Wozniacki. We will find out on Saturday if Clijsters keeps her title or Zvonareva makes up for her recent Wimbledon meltdown.

Zvonareva In Upset Win Against Wozniacki At US Open 2010 Semifinals

Seventh seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia stunned Danish top seed Caroline Wozniacki in two sets, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the US Open finals on Saturday. Wozniacki was on her way to a second straight finals appearance at Flushing Meadows but Zvonareva had other plans.

The hard-hitting Russian pushed Wozniacki to the baseline most of the time, using a deadly combination of power and precision that pushed the 20-year old top seed into a series of errors. Wozniacki has played consistently well prior to the semifinals but it seemed that Zvonareva got her number by dominating from the start.

Zvonareva broke serve in the third game to take a 2-1 lead in the first set. She survived two break points in the fourth game to pull away at 3-1. Zvonareva held on to the lead, winning all her three service games to take the first set.

Wozniacki took the first game of the second set but dropped the next two to trail 2-1. The 20-year old top seed then pulled even but Zvonareva took the next two to lead 4-2, serving out to finish the match.

Zvonareva is set to play in her second Grand Slam final after Wimbledon against the winner of the other semifinal match between Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams.

Venus Williams Defeats Francesca Schiavone At US Open 2010

Venus Williams seems to be the last person distracted by her flambuoyant tennis outfit. Venus defeated Francesca Schiavone, 7-6 (5), 6-4, despite nine double faults. So much hype was built around her flashy tennis dresses but third seeded Venus just let her game take over to advance to the semifinals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

The last time Venus played in a US Open semifinal match was in 2007. She has won seven Grand Slams that include the 2000 and 2001 US Open titles. It has been eight years since she last played in a title match at Flushing Meadows.

Her recent win was not an easy one against the reigning French Open champ but she has proven that there is more to Venus Williams than her “distracting” tennis outfits.

Venus is the only American player left in the Grand Slam tourney. Fellow American Sam Querrey lost a five set match to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in men’s tennis earlier.

More Than Just Big Waves: US Open of Surfing

The US Open of Surfing brings heavy crowd on the Huntington Beach.  It’s a big even watched by many.  So far, the “surfing” motto of “just chilling” isn’t exactly the case in this year’s US Open of Surfing.  Several arrests were made near the competition side due to pedestrian checks.

The girls of course are on their bikinis and this is just  a lovely sight for the men.  However, there were also Christian protesters on the side, making action for their different specific causes.  There were also activists in the ground battling out their different causes such as homosexuality and legality of marijuana.

Meanwhile, Carissa Moore has been doing well this season bagging a great award and getting $50,000 winning!  More of the official news and highlights of the US Open of Surfing 2010 on their official website.

*photo credit to usopenofsurfing.com

2010 US Open Champion is Graeme McDowell!

2010 US Open Champion is Graeme McDowell – Since 1947, McDowell has become the first Northern Irishman to win one of golf’s majors. “Careers are defined by majors and my career’s off and running,” he said. “To join Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and Tiger Woods as Pebble Beach winners; I’m not quite sure if I belong in that list, but, hey, I’m there now.” – BBC Sports.

His victory lifts him from 37th to 13th in the world rankings. He is the first European to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine in 1970 and only the second Northern Irishman to win a major, following Fred Daly’s victory at the Open in 1947.

He started the final round three shots behind Dustin Johnson and managed to keep his nerve, carding a final round 74 for a level-par total, while his American playing partner imploded with an 11-over par of 82 to slip down to eighth.

His trophy has become his father’s day gift to his father who is present in the tournament.

Nadal vs Djokovic Results: US Open 2010 Tennis Men’s Singles Finals Updates

Nadal vs Djokovic on US Open 2010 Tennis Men’s Singles Finals – It was sweet victory for Novak Djokovic as he finally dethrone the five-time US Open champion Roger Federer. This was the third time that Federer lost in a Grand Slam Tennis tournament. Djokovic won in five sets 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.

“It’s one of those matches that you will remember for the rest of your life,” said Djokovic, “not just because you won against one of the best players that ever played this game, but coming back from match points down and playing good tennis to win in the end. I am very proud of myself.”

Rafael Nadal’s game was a lot easier and now he is ready to face Djokovic on the hard court of the US Open 2010 Tennis Tournament. Djokovic has an edge over Nadal when it comes to a hard court, 7-3 and that includes three consecutive straight-set victories.

Djokovic is 2-6 in a Grand Slam semifinals, and 7-14 in lifetime against Nadal. Meanwhile, Nadal will enter this game as the crowd favorite after winning all 18 sets that he has played at the US Open 2010 Tennis Tournament. The US Open 2010 Tennis Men’s Singles Final is scheduled to take place no sooner than 4:30 p.m. Eastern time and will be shown live on CBS TV.

Here are the remaining schedule for the US Open 2010 Finals:

Arthur Ashe Stadium: 1:00 PM

  • Women’s Doubles Finals – Vania King(USA)[6] / Yaroslava Shvedova(KAZ)[6] vs. Liezel Huber(USA)[2] / Nadia Petrova(RUS)[2]
  • Men’s Singles Finals – Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Novak Djokovic(SRB)[3]

Court 7: 12:00 PM

  • Junior Girls’ Singles Finals – Daria Gavrilova(RUS)[1] vs. Yulia Putintseva(RUS)
  • Wheelchair Quad Singles – David Wagner(USA) vs. Peter Norfolk(GBR)

Court 11: 12:00 PM

  • Junior Boys’ Singles Finals – Denis Kudla(USA)[10] vs. Jack Sock(USA)
  • Wheelchair Men’s Singles Finals – Shingo Kunieda(JPN)[1] vs. Nicolas Peifer(FRA)

Court 13: 1:00 PM

  • Wheelchair Women’s Singles Finals – Esther Vergeer(NED)[1] vs. Daniela Di Toro(AUS)

Kim Clijsters Wins US Open 2010 Tennis Women’s Finals

Kim Clijsters Wins US Open 2010 Tennis Women’s Finals – Kim Clijsters became the second woman to repeat the US 2010 Women’s Championship since Venus Williams in 2000 and 2001. Clijsters demolished her opponent in the US Open 2010 Women’s Finals, 6-2 and 6-1.

Russian Vera Zvonareva who is seeded number 7 cannot do anything against number 2 seed Kim Clijsters. Looking at the statistics of the match 78% of Clijsters first serve won her the match against Zvonareva who only managed 48%. On second serve win percentage Clijsters also had an edge, 55% to 36%.

Clijsters managed to convert 4 of his 5 break points while Zvonareva managed none on his two breakpoints. Clearly this is a game for Kim Clijsters. Clisjters is the US Open 2010 Women’s Champion 2009 and 2010.

Congratulations to Kim Clijsters!

Meanwhile here is the US Open 2010 Women’s Finals video highlights:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGcgDgLoUI0[/youtube]

US Open 2010 Tennis: Men’s Semifinals Results and Highlights

US Open 2010 Tennis: Mens Semifinals Results and Highlights – Interesting development at the US Open 2010 Tennis Mens Semifinals today. Number 3 seed Novak Djokovic defeated Number 2 seed and five-time US Open champion Roger Federer to advance to the US Open 201 Finals against number 1 seed Rafael Nadal.

It was a long time coming for Djokovic to take a revenge against Federer for his 2007 finals and 2008 and 2009 semifinals lost to him. It was a very exciting match which reached the fifth set. Djokovic served at 4-5, 15-40 during the fifth set in a match that ended in a 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 win.

This is the first time in the last six years that Federer will not be appearing in the US Open Finals. The finals will feature Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal’s semifinal game against Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny was easier, he won the match with straight set wins, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. With his win, Nadal becomes just the sixth man in the Open Era to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams, and, at 24, the second-youngest.

Nadal and Youzhny had become familiar foes in the tennis court. The two had met 11 times previously and Youzhny manage to win four times against Nadal. With Youzhny’s performance in the US Open 2010 he will surely be in the Top 10 of the world tennis ranking for the first time since 2008.

Meanwhile we have reports that Kim Clijsters won the US Open 2010 Tennis Women’s Singles.

Check out the highlights of the US Open 2010 Tennis Men’s Semifinals round:

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Match point US Open 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWLdX_xwp4[/youtube]

Nadal vs Youzhny US Open 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvxiVl-YXbI[/youtube]