US Open tennis 2009 results were hardly surprising in week 1, as US Open tennis 2009 results mainly favored the top seed. The US Open tennis 2009 results had all of the top 16 male seeds perfect before Saturday, a first for a Grand Slam. However, the US Open tennis 2009 results finally knocked out one of the men’s top seeds yesterday, as Andy Roddick went down in five sets. While Roddick will not repeat his Wimbledon success, the US Open results were still favorable to his rivals. As for the women, the US Open results finally knocked out the embattled women’s top seed, and some other big names.
The US Open tennis 2009 results were historic going into Saturday, due to the perfection of the top 16 male seeds. Not only were they all in the third round, they had all barely lost a set in their first two matches. But the 32-0 winning streak ended when fifth seed Andy Roddick took on John Isner.
In a four hour plus match, Roddick again lost a lengthy match at a Grand Slam – only this time in the US Open third round instead of the Wimbledon final. Isner pulled the first US Open tennis 2009 upset on the men’s bracket, winning 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6.
After Roddick put up such a fight at Wimbledon, the US Open was expected to continue Roddick’s newfound momentum, but he went down early at a Grand Slam again. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are still standing as expected.
The US Open tennis 2009 results are less perfect for the top seeds on the women’s side. There have been more upset threats, but they were held back until recently. 17-year-old Melanie Oudin has become the biggest surprise at the US Open, as she defeated fourth-seed Elena Dementieva in round two, and handled Maria Sharapova in round three yesterday, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
But it was not so surprising that top-seed Dinara Safina finally fell, after two straight subpar performances. In the third round, Safina finally bent to 72’nd ranked Petra Kvitova, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6. Safina had tanked in the later rounds of the last three Grand Slams, but now won’t even get that far at the US Open – yet will still remain number one in the world.
The US Open tennis 2009 results have been much easier for Serena and Venus Williams, as they are through the first week with little trouble. Serena is currently trying to reach the quarterfinals against Daniela Hantuchova this morning.
With week two under way, the US Open tennis 2009 results are becoming more difficult for the top seeds – who will have to play each other soon enough.
Los Angeles Times- “Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova upset at U.S. Open” www.latimes.com/sports/la-spw-us-open6-2009sep06,0,4559835.story
The US Open 2009- www.usopen.org/en_US/index.html
The Journal News- “Men’s top seeds make history: 16 for 16” http://www.lohud.com/article/20090905/SPORTS01/909050361/-1/SPORTS/Men+’s%20top%20seeds%20make%20history+:%2016%20for%2016