Category Archives: Tournaments

THANK-YOU’S FROM HER COMPATRIOTS

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NEW YORK – People say, “Thank you!” Elena Dementieva doesn’t know them. They are strangers, but they know her: Olympic gold medalist in tennis. She encountered them during the one day she had at home, Moscow, on the way to Flushing Meadow from Beijing. “You know, when you win a tournament, or a big match, …

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US Open Day Eight

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NEW YORK – Was it a birthday present for his father? Maybe a wedding gift for the lady he will marry later this month? Both of them were hanging on Mardy Fish’s every move below in the paved pit called Arthur Ashe Stadium. More likely it was a “Happy Quarter-finals to Me!” party that he …

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THEY’RE UNDER WAY AT FLUSHING

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NEW YORK – The blue courts are hard, the resolve of a red-hot Spanish conquistador named Nadal is harder, and the internationally-flavored guys and dolls are in town playing tennis again. Their fortnight is called the U.S. Open, the last of the year’s four majors, at the Billie Jean King Center in Flushing Meadow. If …

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Wimbledon 2008

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Sorry for the delay, but here, at long last, is my Wimbledon resume.   .   OFF TO LONDON TO WATCH FEDERER TRYING TO BREAK RECORDS…HOWEVER   Roger Federer is worried.   That is the diagnosis of the eminent Belgrade psychologist, who also plays some tennis, Novak Djokovic. Considering his most recent egg laid in …

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FRENCH OPEN 2008

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Sorry, kind readers. I know this is later than mail by pony express. But I’ve been having some health problems (nothing fatal) that slowed down my production. Nevertheless I’m sending French and Wimbedon resumes in the hope that you may enjoy looking back. Thank you for your patience.     SAY IT AIN’T SO, JUSTINE …

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