Citi Open, 2013

Del Potro Wins Third Citi Title

By DownTheTee | August 4, 2013

By Jane Voigt (Washington D. C.) — Juan Martin del Potro left Stadium Court at 12:15 a.m.this morning and got to bed at 3 a.m. No wonder he struggled in the first set against John Isner in the final this afternoon at Citi Open.  But once the No. 1 seed and wild card broke Isner in…

Doubles on the Rise

By DownTheTee | August 3, 2013

By Jane Voigt (Washington D. C.) — Martina Hingis may singlehandedly raise the game of doubles to new heights of viewership. It’s a dream come true for doubles players around the world irked their game isn’t televised more frequently. Hingis returned to the WTA Tour this week in Carlsbad, California, after six years of retirement. She was…

Women at Citi Open, Not Prime Time in D. C.

By DownTheTee | August 2, 2013

By Jane Voigt (Washington D. C.) — Citi Open is a combined tournament with both women and men competing. But you’d be hard pressed to know it. The men are definitely in charge. Only two women’s singles matches have been on Stadium Court. That was on Monday. Since, every singles and doubles match has been relegated to…

Del Potro Wins Citi Open Opener

By DownTheTee | August 1, 2013

By Jane Voigt (Washington D. C.) — On the steamiest afternoon so far in this week’s Citi Open, Juan Martin del Potro took charge of his first match post Wimbledon to defeat fan-favorite American, Ryan Harrison.  “Really well,” Del Potro said, when asked how he felt being back on court in a match. “Ryan is a tough opponent…

Little Fish in Big Citi Pond

By DownTheTee | July 31, 2013

By Jane Voigt July 31, 2013 (Washington D. C.) — The rubber hit the courts today in Washington with a marquee chock-full of big tennis names.  On tap were Americans John Isner, Mardy Fish and the new kids on the block, Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock. The French legion were front and center, too. Michael Llodra, Julien Benneteau, and Gilles Simon. And, soon-to-be a legend…

What The Players Wear in D. C.

By DownTheTee | July 30, 2013

By Jane Voigt Washington D. C., July 30, 2013 — The District of Columbia might be a pinnacle of political power, but it’s at the bottom of the heap when speaking haute couture. The same goes for tennis-court togs. The high-end tennis playing demographic that populates chic country clubs just north of D. C. —…

American As A Hard Court

By DownTheTee | July 29, 2013

By Jane Voigt Washington D.C., July 29, 2013 — If you haven’t been to a pro tennis match lately, you are in for a treat. Especially if you are lucky enough to live within a reasonable distance from the many American hard court tournaments that make up The U. S. Open Series. You have five…

Citi Open Debut

By DownTheTee | July 26, 2013

By Jane Voigt Rock Creek Park, Washington D. C., July 26, 2013 — Summer in the nation’s capital is a hotbed for tourists and residents alike. Monuments and museums rank high for visitors until their feet scream for a dip in the Potomac. Residents, on the other hand, discover new hiking trails or an ethnic…