US Open: News and Analysis from Finals

Monday, September 12, 2011

The U.S. Open comes to a close tonight and Rafael Nadal is hoping to end his losing streak against top-ranked player Novak Djokovic in the men’s finals. He’ll look to capture something of the underdog spirit embodied by Samantha Stosur — the Australian who beat Serena Williams in last night’s women’s final. Williams captured attention both for the amazing comeback she made from a life-threatening illness earlier this year, and also for the anger and frustration she exhibited on court during some fiery exchanges with the umpire.

Van Sias has been covering the tournament for Tennis View Magazine.

Comments [1]

Patricia Byrne from Manhattan

How can Celeste Headlee condone the obnoxious behavior of Serena Williams on court and compare her to John McEnroe 25 years ago (who was equally obnoxious). It is a different era and this type of conduct is no longer tolerated in any sport - In soccer, the player would be sent off the field, fined and miss the next 2 games but not Ms Williams who seems to get a pass.
It was ugly and unacceptable and Ms Headlee should be ashamed of herself for telling young athletes that it is ok to behave like a moron during a major sporting event.

Sep. 12 2011 10:45 PM

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