2010 US Open:Captioning The Captured!


Highlights from the 2010 US Open. Some from the sidelines, some from the action. Capturing the moods , captioning the moods!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Rafael Nadal of Spain rolls on the ground in celebration of his win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The only time Nadal appears vulnerable on court is when he’s prone! Unfortunately, for his opponents, he’s prone after the fact! Nadal celebrates on court on beating Novak Djokovic.

 

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Srdjan Djokovic, father of Novak Djokovic, watches play between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The T-shirt and the expression says it all! I wonder if Novak’s dad had a number of these tees or whether it was the same one laundered and re-worn! Does it really matter as long as your son gets to the final? Besides, I’m not sitting near him, am I?

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: A fan walks up the stairs under an umbrella as play is suspended due to rain during the men's singles final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The seats were blue too! A veritable sea of blue! A truly colour-coordinated Open.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13:  (L-R) Mar a Isabel Nadal and Ana Mar a Parera, Rafael Nadal's sister and mother, watch the men's singles final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal has a sister and no, she’s not muscle-bound! Mother and daughter make a winning pair! Mar a Isabel Nadal and Ana Mar a Parera, Rafael Nadal’s sister and mother, at the US Open men’s final.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal's girlfriend, watches the men's singles final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The WAGS seem to smile only when they’re on the big screen! The tennis has them down in the doldrums! Maria Perello , better known as Nadal’s girl Friday, grinning for the camera!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Kim Clijsters of Belgium and daughter Jada pose with the championship trophy after Clijsters defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their women's singles final on day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

No prizes for guessing which is the more cherished trophy? Jada ,on the left, the US Open on the right! Kim does have her hands full!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Vera Zvonareva of Russia walks on the court prior to playing against Kim Clijsters of Belguim during her women's singles final on day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Vera just didn’t feel the heat all the way to the finals and just to prove it… Check out her uber cool track suit!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Serena Williams watches as her sister Venus Williams of the United States plays against Kim Clijsters of Belgium during her women's semifinal match on day twelve of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena , calm and cool in the stands! She was there to cheer sister Venus , all the way to the semis. And looked really chic doing it!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, Rohan Bopanna of India, Bob Bryan of the United States and Mike Bryan of the United States hold their trophies after the men's doubles final on day twelve of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Bryan/Bryan defeated Bopanna/Qureshi 7-6(5), 7-6(4) for the championship. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The doubles final saw the Pakistani , Indian and The Star and Stripes on centre court. Truly flagging it for posterity!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: The sunsets over the Manhattan skyline during day eleven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Manhattan skyline, never looked better. An Autumn In New York!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: A detailed view of An 'Ace of Cakes' cake replicating the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center' is seen during day eleven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)
The replica of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center ,  in flour! Having your cake and eating it too! The Ace Of Cakes indeed!
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after after a point in her 6-2, 7-5 victory over Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on September 8, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom
I guess the fans would just hate me leaving out Wozniacki’s tiny , tiny  outfit. A pity she couldn’t mini it all the way to the final! But she did max out the mini!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Venus Williams of the United States prepares to serve against Francesca Schiavone of Italy during day nine of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The spectators and commentators loved the air venting system that Venus designed for her on-court outfit. And in pink too!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: A US Open courtsey vehicle is seen with a picture of Roger Federer on it during day eight of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
The vans may have had RF’s mug adorning them but it was Rafa who had the last laugh! His name decorated the trophy for the first time, completing a career Slam!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during the women's singles match on day eight of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Now, this is sports photography! Sharapova, in all her helicoptered glory!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Vera Zvonareva of Russia picks herself up after she stretched for a return shot against Andrea Petkovic of Germany during day eight of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Yes, that’s what the racquet can be used for as well! A stand-up prop! Vera Zvonareva rises to the occasion with some help!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: A fan lays down on a bench during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
“This seats are meant for sleeping! That is , what I’ll do! “
A fan takes an afternoon siesta , from the tennis, from the sun, from the heat!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 04: Fans watch play as the wind blows their hair in all directions during day six of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
I’ll let you into a secret! It was the wind that got Roger’s goat! You don’t believe me? Take a look!
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 04: Maria Kirilenko of Russia reacts after a point against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during her women's singles match on day six of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Oh, yes! The deodorant hasn’t worn off yet! I’m still smelling like roses! Maria Kirilenko knows that every point takes her breath away! Ask Djokovic!
NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: A spectator fans herself during day two of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
A fan with  a fan! Fanning the wind away?

Quote of the day:
To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent. – Robert Copeland

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