US Open Tennis Championships 2013

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Running from August 6 to September 9, the US Open is the fourth and final tennis major of the Grand Slam each year; the other three are Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the French Open. Britain’s Heather Watson, after winning six matches in a row, dropped five points in a row and the next four games.  The tearful Watson, in talking about her loss to Romania’s Simona Halep, said, “I knew she wouldn’t give it to me and she didn’t, and I didn’t make first serves on any of those game points.” She felt terrible, because she was on such a winning streak before falling hard. “That game was extremely important and once I get a few matches under my belt, I’ll learn how to play those points smarter and take my time. I think that’s why it hurts a lot, because I was so close. But if I keep making these opportunities for myself, I’ll take some.”

Featured image courtesy of Heather Watson Facebook.