Monthly Archives: September 2009

ANDY MURRAY LOSES MATCH AND #2 RANKING

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NEW YORK – The Great Bright Hope of Great Britain came, saw and was conquered, and will have to wait another year to maybe break the Curse of Fred Perry. No Brit has won the tennis championship of the United States (or Wimbledon) since the dashing Limey, Perry, took both those prized majors in 1936. …

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QUEEN OF QUEENS, MELANIE OUDIN REIGNS!

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NEW YORK – This little kid is still running around a meadow in Flushing making her elders look bad.  Isn’t anybody going to discipline Melanie Oudin, teach her some manners, spank her with a tennis racket? Hasn’t happened yet.  And maybe it won’t.  As the female field in the US Open slims to the last …

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ANOTHER GEORGIAN ON THE MOVE, ISNER WINS BIG

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NEW YORK – Joe College was up to his old campus pranks.  Sort of.  But instead of chug-a-lugging steins of beer John Isner was mugging his pal, Andy Roddick, at an outdoor party called the US Open. A gathering of 23,763 filled Arthur Ashe Stadium as John and Andy provided the floor show with an unexpected closing …

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SCARLET LETTER “A” FOR ATROCIOUS

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NEW YORK – If she were wearing a Scarlet Letter on the back of her singlet – say an A for Atrocious – would Dinara Safina feel a little better about herself? As it is, the sturdy Russian out of Moscow must be wondering why she’s still a resident of the US Open, despite her …

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