During the US Open Final on Sunday (Sept 9), Serena Williams made the match a personal grudge agenda with the seat/line judge. Simply said…if she knew the judge was strict and rigid, then don’t mess with him. Save it for the press conference.
At the #USOpenFinal, the crowd was a little (a lot) silly cheering when Novak Djokovic missed shots and sometimes yelling stupid phrases when he served. Fortunately, Djokovic tuned out the BS, and thrived beating Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4! Djokovic has won three Majors this year (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open), and now has 10 Majors in his career!
It was absolutely a tale of David & Goliath with Vinci at a 300-to-1 odds to win, and Serena perhaps get caught up in the hype and distractions (Drake kept leering in the crowd)! She seemed to be a bit over-animated on her winners and at points even serving up unusual facial expressions! The biggest story in Women’s Tennis and the US Open was building up to be Serena Williams going onto win the Calendar Slam (winning all four majors in the same calendar year), BUT in the semi-final today the story changed quickly! 43 ranked Roberta Vinci played her heart out, and ignored all the cheers and jeers from the crowd for the heavily favored Williams, and came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4!!!
Croatian Marin Čilić came to the US Open in Flushing, NY (Queens) on Monday night lacking a Grand Slam victory and left a CHAMPION! He won his first ever grand slam (and US Open) in decisive fashion (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) in straight sets dominating fired up-and-coming Japanese Kei Nishikori! The match was so quick and tidy…