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.

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.

US Open 2010 Tennis Latest Results and Updates

US Open 2010 Tennis Latest Results and Updates – The week for the US Open 2010 had been very exciting indeed and also controversial. The most controversial of the games is the match between Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Petzschner. The two were having a good match on court when all of a sudden a brawl broke down on the bleachers. You can view the US Open 2010 Brawl Video here.

The US Open 2010 brawl which is now circulating on YouTube broke out in the upper deck, high above Arthur Ashe Stadium where Novak Djokovic and Philipp Petzschner were busy with their own match at the US Open 2010 Tennis Tournament. The two however had to stop for a few minutes as police handcuffed those involved and were banned for two years.

Another upset also occurred at the US Open 2010 Third Round as fourth seed Jelena Jankovic was beaten Saturday. She was outplayed by Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-2, 7-6 during a windy third round at Flushing Meadows.

Meanwhile, for other US Open 2010 Tennis results, top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won over Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan 6-1, 6-0. Wozniacki is now on the fourth round of the US Open 2010 after 73 minutes of match for the Third Round. She will be facing Maria Sharapova of Russia in the next round.

Speaking of Maria Sharapova, she defeated her opponent American wildcard Beatrice Capra 6-0, 6-0. It was one of the most one sided game of the US Open 2010. Sharapova won the US Open in 2006.

Another top seed, Swede Robin Soderling also advance to the fourth round courtesy of Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. The match laster one hour 42 minutes.

Here are the rest of the US Open Tennis 2010 Results (prefix denotes seeding)

Men’s singles, third round US Open 2010 Results:
5-Robin Soederling (Swe) beat Thiemo de Bakker (Net) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3;
21-Albert Montanes (Spa) beatt Kei Nishikori (Jap) 6-2, 2-1 (Nishikori retired).

Men’s Second Round US Open 2010 Results:
1-Rafael Nadal (Esp) beat Denis Istomin (Uzb) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5;
14-Nicolas Almagro (Esp) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4);
Gilles Simon (Fra) beat 29-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3;
31-David Nalbandian (Arg) beat Florent Serra (Fra) 7-5, 6-4, 6-2;
20-Sam Querrey (US) beat Marcel Granollers (Esp) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4;
25-Stanislas Wawrinka (Sui) beat Juan Ignacio Chela (Arg) 7-5, 6-3,
6-4; 8-Fernando Verdasco (Esp) beat Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2;
23-Feliciano Lopez (Esp) beat Benoit Paire (Fra) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2;
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Esp) beat Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2);
12-Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) beat Dudi Sela (Isr) 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3;
10-David Ferrer (Esp) beat Benjamin Becker (Ger) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4;
18-John Isner (US) beat Marco Chiudinelli (Sui) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4;
4-Andy Murray (Bri) beat Dustin Brown (Jam) 7-5, 6-3, 6-0.

Women’s Singles, Third round US Open 2010 Results:
1-Caroline Wozniacki (Den) beat Chan Yung-Jan (Tai) 6-1, 6-0;
31-Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) beat 4-Jelena Jankovic (Ser) 6-2, 7-6(1);
14-Maria Sharapova (Rus) beat Beatrice Capra (US) 6-0, 6-0;
16-Shahar Peer (Isr) beat 19-Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 6-4, 6-4;
3-Venus Williams (US) beat Mandy Minella (Lux) 6-2, 6-1;
Ana Ivanovic (Srb) beat Virginie Razzano (Fra) 7-5, 6-0;
6-Francesca Schiavone (Ita) beat 29-Alona Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-1, 7-5;
20-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) beat Gisela Dulko (Arg) 6-1, 6-2;
2-Kim Clijsters (Bel) beat 27-Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-3, 6-0;
12-Elena Dementieva (Rus) beat 24-Daniela Hantuchova (Slo) 7-5, 6-2;
5-Samantha Stosur (Aus) beat Sara Errani (Ita) 6-2 6-3.

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.

Caroline Wozniacki Ousts Maria Sharapova In U.S. Open 2010

Caroline Wozniacki did everything right on Monday to defeat Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-4, advancing to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows. Wozniacki needed an almost perfect game to frustrate 2006 U.S. Open champion Sharapova into committing unforced errors.

Wozniacki is last year’s U.S. Open runner-up, losing to Kim Clijsters in the finals. She is the tournament top-seed and she is certainly living up to expectations up to this point.

Maria Sharapova’s attempt at making it to the U.S. Open quarterfinals since winning the 2006 edition has come to an end with her loss to Wozniacki. Sharapova posed some challenges but her 36 unforced errors compared to 10 for Wozniacki did her in. Wozniacki showed more consistency while Sharapova tried to force winners that did not pay off.

Wozniacki next plays No. 45 Dominika Cubulkova, who won over No. 11 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-5, 7-6 (4) earlier in the day.

US Open 2010 Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Updates

US Open 2010 Grandslam Tennis Tournament Updates – Lots of happening in the US Open 2010, one of the most shocking perhaps is the collapse of No. 10 seed Victoria Azarenka during her match. It was indeed a frightening site on a tournament like this. The temperature on court had reached 100 degrees for the third day and some warns of possible heat stroke. Doctors though said that Azarenka’s collapse has nothing to do with the very warm weather.

On other updates, Venus Williams is glad to play singles in the US Open 2010 since her sister Serena is out due to an injury. Venus Williams who is third seed in the tournament defeated 179th-ranked qualifier Rebecca Marino of Canada 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Wednesday.

Dennis Brown defeated 92nd-ranked Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the opening round of the US Open 2010 and made Jamaican tennis history. It would be the first win by a Jamaican man since 1974 at a Grand Slam.

Dustin Brown posted a historic victory for Jamaican tennis Wednesday. He’s still holding out hope he’ll have the chance to represent his country some more.

Brown beat 92nd-ranked Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the opening round, the first win by a Jamaican man at a Grand Slam since 1974. He will face fourth-seeded Andy Murray for the second round.

Meanwhile, Melanie Oudin who astounded many Tennis fans by her performance in last years US Open had been eliminated early. She defeated two top seeds last year to advance to the quarterfinals but this time she had not been very lucky. Oudin was defeated by No. 29 seed and Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko, 6-2, 7-5.

Andy Roddick, 2003 US Open champion had an upset lose as well to 44th-ranked Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (4). He had some discussion with the referee and offer some remarks about the referees call but he eventually lost to a lower ranked opponent.

Riddick was not the only casualty of the upset as he was joined by other top seeds like No. 15 Ivan Ljubicic who was defeated by 18-year-old American qualifier Ryan Harrison’s 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 victory, and Wimbledon runner-up and No. 7-seeded Tomas Berdych bows to Michael Llodra, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4.

Other winner for the US Open 2010 Grand Slam Tennis Tournament includes No. 4-seeded Andy Murray, the 2008 runner-up; No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny; No. 14 Nicolas Almagro; No. 18 John Isner, best known for his all-sorts-of-records-smashing Wimbledon marathon victory that ended 70-68 in the fifth set; and No. 20 Sam Querrey, who beat NCAA singles champion Bradley Klahn of Stanford 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in an all-American matchup.

Victoria Azarenka In Frightening Collapse At US Open 2010

10th seed Victoria Azarenka was trailing in the first set 1-5 against Gisela Dulko. Installed as one of the favorites, Azarenka was apparently not playing her usual game. The hot weather at Flushing Meadows has caused so much discomfort on players for the last few days. What happened next during a rally was unexpected and a scary sight for spectators.

Azarenka staggered and fell on the court, prompting her trainer and Dulko to rush to her. She was pulled out of the hard court on a wheel chair and rushed to the hospital, with speculations that she could no longer stand the heat of midday.

It was later revealed that Azarenka hurt herself while warming up in the gym. She was doing some sprints when she banged her head and arm before the game. Medical staff monitored her condition during the game but it worsened as the match went on.

Results of tests done at the hospital showed that Azarenka suffered from a mild concussion.