Samantha Stosur and Maria Kirilenko played the longest tiebreaker in women’s Grand Slam history in their fourth-round match tonight at the U.S. Open.
Sloane Stephens, the highest ranked U.S. woman at Wimbledon after Serena Williams and a quarterfinalist last year, was defeated in the first round by Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-2, 7-6.
American teenager Christina McHale lost in the third round of the U.S. Open, a straight-set defeat by Maria Kirilenko.
U.S. teenager Sloane Stephens yesterday reached her first tennis Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open, where she’ll play five-time champion Serena Williams for a spot in the final four.
Samantha Stosur is the U.S. Open champion, ending two Australian droughts of women’s Grand Slam singles titles that stretched back to tennis Hall of Fame members Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley more than three decades ago.
Samantha Stosur defeated Maria Kirilenko to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in a match that featured the longest tiebreaker in women’s Grand Slam history.
Andy Murray will start the defense of his Wimbledon title against Belgium’s 104th-ranked David Goffin and could meet men’s top seed Novak Djokovic for a spot in the Wimbledon finals.
Two missed smashes, trouble with the wind, unforced errors and no aces. Nothing seemed to work for Roger Federer in his French Open quarterfinal loss to Jo- Wilfried Tsonga.
Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame an early slump to move to the French Open quarterfinals, where he’ll meet 35-year-old Tommy Haas.