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Author Topic: Tennis  (Read 120725 times)

shoothoops

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #1575 on: August 06, 2023, 03:46:48 PM »
Fun week in Washington D.C. for the WTA/ATP 500.

World number 7, 19 year old Coco Gauff, takes her first WTA 500 Singles Title in dominant fashion, which including wins over world numbers 13, 18, and 8, by a combined game score of 36-14. Pretty good start working with Riba and Gilbert.


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« Reply #1576 on: August 13, 2023, 05:57:28 PM »
Fun week in Washington D.C. for the WTA/ATP 500.

World number 7, 19 year old Coco Gauff, takes her first WTA 500 Singles Title in dominant fashion, which including wins over world numbers 13, 18, and 8, by a combined game score of 36-14. Pretty good start working with Riba and Gilbert.

It’s a Purple Mountain Majesty, North American Swing.

Pass the poutine.

Jessie Pegula is the 2023 Canadian Open Singles Champion.

It includes wins over world numbers 7, 1, 18.





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« Reply #1577 on: August 20, 2023, 02:55:54 PM »
It’s a Purple Mountain Majesty, North American Swing.

Pass the poutine.

Jessie Pegula is the 2023 Canadian Open Singles Champion.

It includes wins over world numbers 7, 1, 18.

From Sea to Shining Sea in the North American Swing.

Coco Gauff is the youngest ever WTA 1000 Singles Champion in Cincinnati. Included wins over World number 1, and World number 10.

Taylor Townsend and Alycia Parks take the doubles for ‘Merica. Defeated the 2, 3, 4, 5 seeds to win it.




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« Reply #1578 on: August 20, 2023, 03:24:14 PM »
From Sea to Shining Sea in the North American Swing.

Coco Gauff is the youngest ever WTA 1000 Singles Champion in Cincinnati. Included wins over World number 1, and World number 10.



Taylor Townsend and Alycia Parks take the doubles for ‘Merica. Defeated the 2, 3, 4, 5 seeds to win it.

Great weekend for Coco.  Hopefully she takes no prisoners in NYC.

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #1579 on: August 20, 2023, 03:47:31 PM »
Alcara vs Djoker on right now.  But it's on the Tennis Channel.......smh. 
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« Reply #1580 on: August 20, 2023, 07:41:26 PM »
Wow.  Djoker wins 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 in Cincy in 100 degree weather. 

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« Reply #1581 on: August 20, 2023, 08:14:27 PM »
Great weekend for Coco.  Hopefully she takes no prisoners in NYC.

Gauff has won 11 of her last 12 matches. 2 titles and a semifinal (Pegula won that tourney) in her last 3 tournaments, all big ones. It’s been much more than a great weekend. It’s been a great several weeks. And that is after being 7th in the 2023 points race prior to that 6 weeks. And it’s after being 7th (now 6th) in the world the past two years. And she’s still a teenager.

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« Reply #1582 on: August 22, 2023, 08:35:45 AM »
Summer in the City.

One of the best free weeks in sports begins today:

32 Women’s Qualifying matches today.
32 Men’s Qualifying Matches today.
32 Women’s Qualifying Matches tomorrow.
32 Men’s Qualifying matches tomorrow.

Gotta win 3 straight to make the 128.

80 degree Sunshine.
11am
Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Summer in the City.


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« Reply #1584 on: August 26, 2023, 09:55:59 PM »
Summer in the City.

One of the best free weeks in sports begins today:

32 Women’s Qualifying matches today.
32 Men’s Qualifying Matches today.
32 Women’s Qualifying Matches tomorrow.
32 Men’s Qualifying matches tomorrow.

Gotta win 3 straight to make the 128.

80 degree Sunshine.
11am
Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Summer in the City.


With one day still left, a record 135,672 people have attended (free) Fan Week before the start of the next 2 weeks of the U.S. Open. 

Kids day sets a record as well with 40,868.


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« Reply #1585 on: August 28, 2023, 07:36:53 PM »
Cmon Coco.  FOCUS!!

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« Reply #1586 on: August 28, 2023, 08:09:29 PM »
Cmon Coco.  FOCUS!!

Definitely turned it around, let’s see if she keeps the momentum going. Side note, not sure I’ve seen a player consistently take the entire serve clock and then some.

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« Reply #1587 on: August 28, 2023, 08:25:01 PM »
Definitely turned it around, let’s see if she keeps the momentum going. Side note, not sure I’ve seen a player consistently take the entire serve clock and then some.

Completely ridiculous.  Enforce the rules or find another profession. 

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« Reply #1588 on: August 28, 2023, 08:47:31 PM »
COCO is 100% correct.  Dismiss that clown of an umpire immediately. 

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« Reply #1589 on: August 28, 2023, 09:14:35 PM »
Getting dicey

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« Reply #1590 on: August 28, 2023, 09:18:26 PM »
Survive and advance

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« Reply #1591 on: August 28, 2023, 09:21:38 PM »
Cmon Coco.  FOCUS!!

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« Reply #1592 on: August 28, 2023, 09:37:27 PM »
Survive and advance

She played poorly but that can happen.  I expect her A game moving forward.

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« Reply #1593 on: August 28, 2023, 11:41:00 PM »
August 29, 2023
Maria Sakkari complains about marijuana smell during US Open upset: 'The smell, oh my gosh'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/open/2023/08/29/maria-sakkari-complains-about-marijuana-smell-during-us-open-upset/70705579007/

The No. 8 seed was upset 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open by Spain's Rebeka Masarova, marking Sakkari's third straight first-round exit at a Grand Slam following a similar result at the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. During a changeover in the match, Sakkari noted a peculiar smell to the chair umpire.

“It was weed," she said after the match. “The smell, oh my gosh."

The US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season, is a hard court tournament, but grass was the topic of conversation for Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari following her early exit on Monday.

The No. 8 seed was upset 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open by Spain's Rebeka Masarova, marking Sakkari's third straight first-round exit at a Grand Slam following a similar result at the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. During a changeover in the match, Sakkari noted a peculiar smell to the chair umpire.

“It was weed," she said after the match. “The smell, oh my gosh."

2022 US OPEN:Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open win
https://apnews.com/article/us-open-tennis-championships-entertainment-sports-louis-armstrong-nick-kyrgios-4d1308826b8160362e2d17216c413ddc

Maria Sakkari, of Greece, returns a shot to Rebeka Masarova, of Spain, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Sakkari said she "smelled it yesterday in practice, too" and attributed the odor to a nearby park. Sakkari's match was played on Court 17, an open-air stadium where neighbors can be at a park outside the confines of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
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« Reply #1594 on: August 29, 2023, 08:40:32 PM »
I will admit Alcaraz has more pop on his forehand than I do.  Even in my prime.  :)

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« Reply #1595 on: August 29, 2023, 08:42:48 PM »
I will admit Alcaraz has more pop on his forehand than I do.  Even in my prime.  :)

I have a hard time believing that.
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« Reply #1596 on: August 29, 2023, 08:53:16 PM »
I have a hard time believing that.

It's hard to really even fathom how how good the top 5-10 players in tbe world are until you see then up close and in person. Most of them are better by the time they are 14/15 than the NCAA champion.

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« Reply #1597 on: August 29, 2023, 10:22:12 PM »
August 29, 2023
Maria Sakkari complains about marijuana smell during US Open upset: 'The smell, oh my gosh'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/open/2023/08/29/maria-sakkari-complains-about-marijuana-smell-during-us-open-upset/70705579007/

The No. 8 seed was upset 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open by Spain's Rebeka Masarova, marking Sakkari's third straight first-round exit at a Grand Slam following a similar result at the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. During a changeover in the match, Sakkari noted a peculiar smell to the chair umpire.

“It was weed," she said after the match. “The smell, oh my gosh."

The US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season, is a hard court tournament, but grass was the topic of conversation for Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari following her early exit on Monday.

The No. 8 seed was upset 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open by Spain's Rebeka Masarova, marking Sakkari's third straight first-round exit at a Grand Slam following a similar result at the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. During a changeover in the match, Sakkari noted a peculiar smell to the chair umpire.

“It was weed," she said after the match. “The smell, oh my gosh."

2022 US OPEN:Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open win
https://apnews.com/article/us-open-tennis-championships-entertainment-sports-louis-armstrong-nick-kyrgios-4d1308826b8160362e2d17216c413ddc

Maria Sakkari, of Greece, returns a shot to Rebeka Masarova, of Spain, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Sakkari said she "smelled it yesterday in practice, too" and attributed the odor to a nearby park. Sakkari's match was played on Court 17, an open-air stadium where neighbors can be at a park outside the confines of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

New York City.

Maria played on Court 17. It’s next to Corona Park, the 800 acre park behind the BJK Tennis Center. The smell is coming from the neighboring public park. Having small amounts of weed is legal in that park. It’s a Court 17 thing. It’s deep in the SE corner of the BJK Tennis Center. They added that court 12 years ago. There are other smells too, mostly food.

BJK Tennis Center is 22 courts over 47 acres and various other buildings, as aell as the stadium, lounges, restaurants, indoor courts etc…Practice Courts P1–P5 are located just behind it in a nice area.

But try meandering your way to practice courts P6-P17 just outside of the BJK grounds in Corona Park. Players get shuttles to practice there if there is an overflow need of practice courts. (there’s always an overflow need before and early in the event) Anyone can go there because technically they are in the public park. It’s an adventure. All kinds of things go on there. Oh the stories. Good times.



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« Reply #1598 on: August 30, 2023, 11:25:24 AM »
Free Taylor Townsend.

High level, both players, at a fun, rowdy and spirited Court 17. North America v South America. In form Haddad Maia is top 12 this season. TT takes the first set. 7-6 (7-1)  20 winners in the set for TT. Boom. 16/21 at the net. More work to do.

Giraffe will be seeking some Court 17 magic today as well.




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« Reply #1599 on: August 30, 2023, 12:35:34 PM »
Free Taylor Townsend.

High level, both players, at a fun, rowdy and spirited Court 17. North America v South America. In form Haddad Maia is top 12 this season. TT takes the first set. 7-6 (7-1)  20 winners in the set for TT. Boom. 16/21 at the net. More work to do.

Giraffe will be seeking some Court 17 magic today as well.

What an atmosohere, what a match, and what a moment for Taylor Townsend. 7-6, 7-5. Boom. Big time..