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Random Notes From USO - Many Players Mentioned


An uncharacteristic display of anger cost the usually mild-mannered Nana Miyagi. Playing doubles with Ansley Cargill, Miyagi lost the deuce point at 4-4 in the third set; Miyagi hit a forehand in frustration, and the ball hit a young boy sitting in the front row. Miyagi apologized to the crying child, and after the umpire and a rules committee member conferred for almost 20 minutes, she got off with a warning instead of a point violation. Call it karmic justice: Miyagi lost the next point and was broken to close out the match. ...

No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo didn't face a break point in her 6-2, 6-0 win over No. 31 Maria Vento-Kabchi. ...

Rich Eisen hosted the second annual "U.S. Open Late Night Spelling Bee." Fans were asked to spell the last names of players, and Nanuet's Ed Chemtob was the first contestant. The player was Karolina Sprem (pronounced SHPREM) of Croatia. Unfortunately for Chemtob, it was a single-elimination tournament, and he was eliminated after incorrectly using an "H". ...

Yonkers native James Blake will appear at a U.S. Open Live in Harlem event tomorrow from 1-2 p.m. He will conduct drills and sign autographs at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. ...

American Express will be showing the Open on a Jumbotron at Rockefeller Center today through the finals on Sept. 12. The setup comes complete with stadium seating and concessions. ...

You can't play like Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, but maybe you can eat like them. "Star Palate," a celebrity cookbook compiled by Agassi's sister Tami, features the couple's recipe for herb roast turkey. Also included: Anna Kournikova's Ukranian Borscht and Andy Roddick's Filet de Boeuf Bearnaise. Tami is a breast cancer survivor, and all proceeds go toward cancer research. ...

Nathalie Dechy withdrew before her third-round match against Elena Dementieva with a left thigh strain. ...

How big is the Open? Goodyear is providing two blimps for TV coverage the Florida-based Stars and Stripes and the Ohio-based Spirit of Goodyear. The Spirit transmits in HD. ...

In her match with No. 15 Patty Schnyder, Daniela Hantuchova led by two points in a third-set tiebreaker, then lost the next four points and the match, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6). Schnyder will play No. 3 Serena Williams next. "I hope she's not 100 percent, and I'll just give it my best shot," she said. ...

Angela Haynes, the 19-year-old from Compton, Calif., made it to the biggest stage at Flushing Meadow when her match was shifted from Louis Armstrong Stadium to Arthur Ashe Stadium. Once there, she lost in the third round to Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 7-6 (3). Haynes was one of a record four black women to reach the third round, joining Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Chanda Rubin. Fittingly, her early victories earned her a spot on the Ashe court. "He opened the window for a lot of African-Americans. He was a great tennis player, great person," she said. "We need more people like him."
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