2007 U.S. Open

The last tennis Grand Slam of 2007 is finally upon us, and almost over. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about this yet, but I finally got some free time this Labor Day weekend to watch some action. The women’s field is a lot more diverse than in years past.

And does anyone think that any man but Roger Federer will win?

Ana Ivanovic


I watched much of her fourth round match against Venus Williams (12). She ended up losing 4-6, 2-6 and I think the problem in the second set is Ana tried to out-muscle Venus, which is always a mistake. Venus is physically stronger than most players on the female tour, and one of the only ways to beat her is to out-finesse and out-think her.

Nicole Vaidisova


Nicole Vaidisova lost in the third round to Shahar Peer (18) 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7). A very close match.

Ashley Harkleroad


American cutie Ashley Harkleroad lost in the first round to Ioana Ralucca Olaru 5-7, 6-1, 4-6. Ranked 82 in the world, Ashley needs to play a lot of tennis to get her mechanics more solid and to gain more match experience.

Anna Chakvetadze


World No. 6 Anna Chakvetadze’s fourth round match against Tamira Paszek is yet to start or air, but I’m definitely going to watch it. Ana beat rising star Sania Mirza (26) 6-2, 6-3 in the third round.

UPDATE: Edited.

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