The US Open tennis tournament is on from now until September 8, 2019. The draw has had some surprises, for example, top seed Djokovic and third seed Federer are now in the same half of the 2019 US Open 2019 and thus might meet in semis but definitely not in finals.
Who do you think will make it to the Finals between these two? Write in and let us know!
The Australian Open is over. Here’s our video on the highlights!
The first Grand Slam of 2019 was full of excitement and upsets. Here are the highlights.
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The Djoker laughs but Serena fumes
Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic took a little over 3 hours to pack off Juan Martin del Potro to win the US Open singles title. This was Grand Slam number 14 for the Serbian who now equals the 14 Slam record of the legendary Pete Sampras. Djoko defeated the 2009 US Open Champion Del Potro in straight sets 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
Only Rafael Nadal (16) & Roger Federer (20) have more titles than Djokovic. It has been a crazy year for the Serbian who won the Wimbledon title & then was ruled out due to a reoccurring elbow injury. The return to the top fold was tough but Djoko got back in style and won his 3rd US Open crown. The win ensures that Novak will rise to the 4th position in men’s rankings and is projected to top the list once again at the end of the year.
In the Women’s singles, Serena Williams had a nightmare outing at the center court. In what was expected to be a cakewalk for the 23 time Grand Slam champion as she played Japan’s Naomi Osaka. Osaka who idolizes Serena, outplayed her opponent to win the match in dramatic fashion 6-2, 6-4 in just 81 minutes. Osaka is now the first ever Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam title.
BREAKING: Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final.
Coaching controversy: But there was a massive controversy that overshadowed Osaka’s fantastic win in New York. When she was a set down and was fighting to save the match, Serena was served a warning as the umpire caught her coach making a hand movement to advise her what to do. Coaching while the players are warming up and while the match is going on is not allowed at any Grand Slam event. To make things worse, she was fined a point for breaking her racket 10 minutes later.
The nightmare continued when Serena had a massive verbal argument with the on-court referee and accused him of being a thief for stealing her point. She was then fined a game! Serena not only lost the arguments but was also served a hefty fine of $17,000 for violating the code of conduct on the court.
So there’s been a lot going on but I just want to say, I was grateful to have the opportunity to play on that stage yesterday. Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/utiEKJF8NN
It was a sad moment as most of the media and fans will remember the 2018 US Open for the controversy and not for the emergence of a new star – Naomi Osaka
Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist.
Epic face offs at the US Open finals: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro
The last Grand Slam of the year, the fabulous US Open, is upon us again. Arthur Ashe stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York is buzzing this finals weekend, and tennis enthusiasts are getting set for some epic battles.
Today, Saturday September 8, 2018, is the Women’s Singles finals.
Who is playing? Serena Williams, USA vs. Naomi Osaka, Japan.
We know Serena – she is the powerhouse who has rocked Women’s tennis for a couple of decades now. Yes, we said decades! She won her first Grand Slam title in 1999. It was the US Open. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, and currently stands second to Margaret Court in terms of number of major wins. If she wins today, she will tie with Margaret Court, and will seal her spot at the top of the charts.
36 year-old Serena is up against 20 year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan. This is Naomi’s first Grand Slam final, and this is part of what the New York Times says she had to say about it: “Even when I was a little kid, I always dreamed that I would play Serena in a final of a Grand Slam. Just the fact that it is happening, I’m very happy about it.”
This will be a truly amazing match to watch and we wish them both lots of luck!
The Men’s Singles Finals will be held tomorrow, Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Who is playing? Novak Djokovic, Serbia, vs. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina.
What happened to Federer? The crushing heat at this year’s US Open was too much for him to handle and he lost to John Millman. Where is Rafael Nadal? He suffered an injury and had to bow out of the tournament. Who will win tomorrow? Let’s just wait and see!
Written by: Sunaina Murthy. Sunaina is a biotechnologist, writer, greedy reader, and amateur photographer.