Archive for August, 2011

Day 3 at 2011 US Open

Andy Roddick finally got a win .. few more pix on FB

Andy served up a win

Jamie Robert Murray with Nadia Petrova vs Elena Sergeevna Vesnina and Leander Adrian Paes, playing at Court 10.

Jamie Murray and Nadia Petrova

Ana Ivanovic and Nenad Zimonjic vs Y Chan and Mariusz Fyrstenberg at Court 11

Ana Ivanović and Nenad Zimonjic

Ivanovic served up a lose

Ana's serving

A dude with little camera. A professional? He certainly looks like one ..

some professional? he looks like one ..

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The Grand Slams

The open era slams have becoming increasingly popular. Serena took $4m in 2014 ($1m for winning the Emirates Airline US Open Series; she took in $3.6m in 2013). Here is when she won her first WTA title, defeating Amélie Mauresmo in France. The singles’ champions were rewarded in 2014:

  • $2.49 million at  the Australian Open 2.65 million Australian dollars
  • $2.14 million at the French Open paid  1.65 million Euros
  • $2.87 million at Wimbledon were rewarded with 1.76 million pounds
  • $3.00 million at US Open. (up 15% from 2013 $2.6m).


The slams I attended:

French Open

  • 2019: (5.26 – 6.9)
  • 2017 (5.22 – 6.11)
  • 2014: (5.25 – 6.8)


US Open

  • 2020 (8.31-9.13) $3 mil / $53m
  • 2019 (8.26-9.8) $3.8m /$57 mil
  • 2018 (8.28-9.9) $3.8/$53 mil; the sisters met in the 3rd round
  • 2016 (8.29-9.11) $3.5/$46.5 mil
  • 2015 (8.31-9.13) the sisters met in QF
  • 2014 (8.25 – 9.8) $3 million
  • 2013: $2.6m
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 1994


Australian Open

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Day 2 at US Open 2011 Blake

James Blake won in 4 sets

someone ..

you go girl

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Night 2 at 2011 US Open: Petra Martic

First round match, women singles Petra Martic vs Bardora Zahlavova. Martic looks like a well put together girl, carries herself confidently; on the skinny side thou. She lost first set 5-7. So the third set was contentious. It’s a comfortable win for her, even when she served out the match, see below.

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Day 2 at 2011 US Open: Nadal

I was split second slow, didn’t catch the famous motion/fuss
The big dude was sitting on the steps when we got to our seat. He yelled, screamed the loudest. Then next set, he sat in front of us and was very quiet. We left when Andrey Golubev was leading in the third set. Golubev has a wonderful single hand backhand, however, he wasn’t able to hold on, lost the match to Raf 6-3, 7-6 (1), 7-5, in 2 hours 49 minutes.

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Day 1 at US Open 2011

an easy win for Venus

It's Roger Federer's night

how much longer will we be seeing this?

night view of USTA during US Open

night view of USTA during US Open

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