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6:30PM

Bleacher Report: Revived Caroline Wozniacki Eyes 2014 US Open Title After Maria Sharapova Upset

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

NEW YORK — We called her the Woz, a word play on the Wiz, and on a court Caroline Wozniacki certainly looked like a wiz, a winner, even if she didn’t own a Grand Slam. There wasn’t a shot she couldn’t chase down; there wasn’t a ball she couldn’t return.

She was No. 1 in the women’s rankings for 67 weeks, and in 2009 she made it to the final of the U.S. Open. A loss to Kim Clijsters seemed only a blip, a hiccup as the tennis people say. The Woz was 19, and had to get better.

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10:13PM

Bleacher Report: Meet CiCi Bellis, the 15-Year-Old Tennis Phenom Breaking Out at the 2014 US Open

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

NEW YORK — The lyrics are oh so true. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. And in a few sparkling hours, Catherine Cartan Bellis — best known as CiCi — made it big here. To borrow another very New York label, she’s an overnight success.

They love their new stars. On stage. In sports. But who doesn’t? Especially when that newest star, Mademoiselle Bellis, is a teenager, American and pulled off one of the great surprises in tennis.

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10:38AM

Bleacher Report: Why There's Nothing Wrong with 11-Year-Old Lucy Li Playing in the 2014 US Open

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

The question surrounding Lucy Li, especially for those worried about items as diverse as child development and the future of the LPGA, is whether she’s a prodigy or a pest.

When does a kid with phenomenal talent and an admirable work ethic go from phenomenon to pain? Never, we hope. 

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9:27AM

Global Golf Post: Love Song For Pinehurst No. 2

By Art Spander
Special to Global Golf Post

PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA — Perhaps the question is: What do you want from the U.S. Open? A tournament that creates havoc and chaos, where a zillion over par wins and the end result is someone like the late Dick Schaap authoring a history titled Massacre at Winged Foot?

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9:57PM

Bleacher Report: Martin Kaymer Completes US Open for the Ages with Dominant 2014 Victory

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

PINEHURST, N.C. — Greatness may be impressive, but it isn’t always exciting. Martin Kaymer made that clear when he took the U.S. Open, supposedly the most difficult of golf tournaments, and turned it into a boring romp.

There was no drama in this tournament. No Tiger Woods, either. But we can’t blame Kaymer, the 29-year-old German, for the Woods absence. Only for the rout.

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