Monday, August 17, 2020

Weekend Tennis Diary

Simona Halep made a triumphant return to the game, defeating Elise Mertens for the Prague crown yesterday, 6-2, 7-5, It was her second successive title, albeit six months apart. The world number two said she will announce today whether or not she will fly to New York for the "Cincinnati" and U.S. Open events. (With Belinda Bencic officially out, the biggest U.S. event is now without three of its four semifinals from last year.)

Update: Halep is not playing the U.S. Open

American Jennifer Brady won her first WTA title on Sunday, defeating Jil Teichmann, 6-3, 6-4, at the Top Seed Open in Lexington, K.Y. The tournament saw the return of Serena Williams, who won two close three-setters before losing in a third-set tiebreak to Shelby Rogers in the quarters. (It's not every day you see a player use hand sanitizer and then present the trophy to herself!)

Around the Net:

Dennis Novak practices in NYC with his cute brother

German duo Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz are ready for action

Borna goes for a spin before heading to the Big Apple

I don't care what Reilly Opelka says ...

I like seeing the boys using protection

2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev

Fly boys

Bound for the USA

Especially if there's some leg involved

Even Team Djokovic is playing along

Jan-Mike Gambill makes us all look bad

Is Dominic going bigger this time, with Jan-Lennard Struff?

Is Tommy sending us a message?

Lloyd Glasspool took a break from perving on Liam Broady

Kyle Edmund looks fit and ready for business

Whether they're at a wedding or on the golf course, those Harrison boys are adorable

Is Tracy Austin trying to get son Sean into foot fetish videos?

Whatever you say, Holger 

Italian stallions

Stan Wawrinka is skipping NYC, choosing to compete in a loaded Prague Challenger draw

Noah Rubin is having fun with IG's TikTok ripoff

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