U.S Open 2017
U S Open Countdown – The iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium is calling our name!
How could you NOT want to be there?
It is the final Grand Slam of the year. Roger Federer is coming off a Wimbledon win ranked third behind Nadal and Murray, Roger is playing the best he has played in years. He was unable to play the US Open last year due to injury, so US Open fans are dying to get themselves some Roger! We have said for a while that we thought the men’s results in the final grand slam this year would come down to injuries.
Our prediction is ringing true as Murray shook everything up yesterday when due to his hip injury he had to withdraw.
As for women’s tennis, Victoria Azarenka is out, as apparently, we are STILL living in a time where not all women can have it all and must choose between the job and family. Really? Maria Sharapova, always keeping it interesting, will be competing at the Open but is in on a wild-card. And, our beloved, Venus Williams, who has faced more than her fair share of personal tragedies this year, is at the top of her game and will be there to compete for her 8th Grand Slam Title. We vote that a shiny US Open trophy ends up in the hands of Aunt Venus to share with her soon to be born, niece.
This year it’s not just Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing that tennis fans can enjoy! The Big Apple has created a two-day event called the US Open Experience in the Seaport District of New York City and have many other celebrations planned throughout the two-week tournament.
And, of course, look for us in attendance cheering on our inPhorm sponsored players, Alla Kudrysavekva and Jacqueline Cako, both competing in Doubles at the Open.
Russian player, Alla Kudrysavekva, has battled back from emergency Achilles Tendon surgery that sided her late last year when she was at the top of her game and kept her off the courts until late March of this year. Alla has been inspirational as she fights to regain her rankings and rightful place in the world of tennis. Currently, she ranks 313 in Singles and 68 in Doubles.
US Player, Jacqueline Cako, has watched her rankings improve dramatically this year. She has worked beyond hard to gain the ranking of 52 in Singles and 152 in Doubles. She had a very dramatic win this week in qualifying at the Open with her come from behind determination. It matches the never give up the attitude of this young up and coming US Player. Unfortunately, she was unable to hang on for the Open this year in Singles but our bet is you will see her next year! You can still enjoy seeing Cako play as she drew the Wildcard for Doubles.
Good Luck to all the players competing in the largest tennis tournament held annually in the United States, the epic, US Open!
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