The US Open so far has been very surprising. Especially the women’s side of it. Yanina Wickmayer in the semi’s, Kim Clijsters making a strong come back, Caroline Wozniacki finally made her long awaited breakthrough and the big surprise of the tournament is ofcourse Melanie Oudin. Oudin taught a lot of players some Russian. Steam course too.
It’s remarkable and amazing how far Oudin got in the tournament. But every tournament has such a story. A player coming in from nowhere being the underdog all of a sudden starts taking out big names. It worked for Pete Sampras back in 1990, Marcos Baghdatis did it and so did Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Other remarkable things that happened during the tournament was the guy who kissed Rafael Nadal. We had streakers at Wimbledon and many more wacky things. But a guy kissing another guy on court. Yah that was baffling. Even though he made a lot of fans jealous, the kiss man is going to be charged for what he did. But what a stunt. I wonder how he got past security. That’s something the US Open will have to work on. But then again, it’s these kind of events that gives a tournament that little extra sensation.
Ofcourse how can you forget about the marketing machines revolving around the US Open. We , at TennisGrandstand , have got many many press releases sent to us before the US Open even started.
Some of the pressreleases are really really good. For instance the one they sent us about Caroline Wozniacki. It’s a three part video series where she talks about her life.
Enjoy the videos and the rest of the US Open tournament. The tournament which again is filled with many surprises.
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