Madison Keys has received a wild card into the U.S. Open main draw. Keys defeated 2010 winner Beatrice Capra 3-6, 6-4k, 6-0 in the U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs. She had already qualified for the U.S. Open doubles main draw. 16-year-old Keys trained at the Evert Academy, but is now being coached by Adam Peterson in the USTA Player Development Program. Peterson is the former coach of Lindsay Davenport.
The latest issue of USTA Magazine has a feature called "In Your Dreams!" Sports journalists and former tennis stars are asked to describe a "dream" match between players of any generation. My favorite was Steve Tignor's: He would like to see Justine Henin play Evonne Goolagong. Martina Navratilova would like to see herself playing Serena Williams, and Chris Evert would like to see herself playing Martina Hingis.
SI.com is revamping its "Open Source" blog and has hired C Note to run the show! Stay tuned...
Robin Anderson earned a wild card into U.S. Open qualifying by virtue of winning the U.S. Open National Playoffs. Anderson, who was unseeded, knocked out the top two seeds. However, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Naomi Broady, who defeated her 7-6, 7-5.
The earthquake that hit the U.S. East Coast was felt in New Haven, and the New Haven Open venue had to be evacuated Tuesday when the upper level of the stadium started shaking. Jelena Jankovic--who else?!-- was on the court when the stands began rattling. She was playing Elena Vesnina, who defeated her when play was resumed.