Friday, August 20, 2010

Miscellany

Caroline Wozniacki will be the number 1 seed at the U.S. Open; she is last year's runner-up.

Former top juniors (number 1 and 2, respectively) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Melanie Oudin will compete in the first round of Pilot Pen Tennis. Oudin defeated Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the 2009 U.S. Open.

Longines and Steffi Graf will host the Center Court for Kids Tennis Clinic on September 2 at Central Park Tennis Center. Graf, a Longines Brand Ambassador, will be assisted by other tennis pros in providing instruction to fifty girls from the metro New York area.

Daria Gavrilova is the girls' singles champion of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.

The 100k ITF Bronx tournament begins on August 23. A lead-in to the U.S. Open, the tournament features a main draw of 32 players. This year's entry list includes Sabine Lisicki, Anna Chakvetadze, Ekaterina Makarova, Iveta Benesova, and Klara Zakopalova.

2 comments:

tenaciouslytennis.com said...

I wonder how Wozniacki will do as the top seed at the US Open now that Serena is gone. Given all the other injuries on the WTA tour, she could very well make it deep into the second week again.

I think this title is perfect for a surprise, first-time Grand Slam title winner. So, we'll see how it goes.

The Pavlyuchenkova - Oudin match should be interesting. I see the Russian winning in three.

Diane said...

I think Wozniacki is looking very good these days. Because she's vulnerable to certain players, though, some of her success will depend on the draw.