NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY, 03.03.20)-The World Values Network commemorated its Eight annual Champions of Jewish Values Awards dinner gala this evening March 03, 2020, honoring renowned philanthropist, investor and Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hall " Robert F. Smith", at the iconic Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City….Photo: Evander Holyfield (Former US boxer & The only four-time world heavyweight champion) with his daughter Ivette & Evander Jr. at the gala...
NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY,10.04.19)-In celebration of the SportsBall 2019 and its 25th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health(AAIUH) honored last Wednesday (10.02.19), tennis legend Stan Smith(2-Times Grand Slam Single Champion), Cheryl Wills (Emmy-Award winning Journalist), Sydney C. Butts, MD & Guy Vickers, during a sold-out event at the ballroom of the Grand-Hyatt Hotel in the heart of NYC.Photo: Stan Smith (2-Times Grand Slam Tennis Single champion)
NEW YORK,NY(SMI-SPORTS,08-26-09.08.19)-The 2019 US Open Grand-Slam kicked-Off its 139th edition with US World ranked#8 Serena Williams defeating Maria Sharapova(US-Russi) in 2-sets (6-1,6-1) with no problem, and in route to capture her 24th title in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in Flushing Meadows,NY.Photo: Rob Laver(Legendary Australian Tennis player and 11-Times Grand Slam Single Champion ) with Susan Johnson at the Opening Match of the 2019 US Open Tennis championship….
NEW YORK,NY(SMI-SPORTS,08-26-09.08.19)-The 2019 US Open Grand-Slam kicked-Off its 139th edition with US World ranked#8 Serena Williams defeating Maria Sharapova(US-Russi) in 2-sets (6-1,6-1) with no problem, and in route to capture her 24th title in the opening match at Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in Flushing Meadows,NY.Photo: Mike Tyson(US Boxing Champ) known for being the youngest boxer to win the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council & International Boxing Federation titles @ US Open
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.04.19)- Tennis legends Billie Jean King & Rosie Casals, members of the Original 9, unveiled their pavers honoring Gladys Heldman & the entire Original 9 on the USTA Foundation’s Avenue of Aces® today.Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Original 9 & the signing of their $1 contracts with Gladys Heldman, signifying the birth of women’s professional tennis as we know it today.Rosie Casals & Billie Jean King, members of "The Original 9" at the ceremony...
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.08.19)-The US Open concluded its 139 (2019) edition over the weekend, with Rafael Nadal (World-ranked#2, Spain), winning his 4rd US Open Grand Slam crown and 19th overall, after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev (World-ranked ATP#5), in 5-ferocious sets (7-5,6-3,5-7,4-6,6-4), that took almost 5 hours (4hr:50) to complete, and during sold-out final match of the 2019 US Open Grand Slam in Flushing Meadows. A sensational match that ketp the audience excited and on their toes
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.08.19)-The 2019 US Open women's single champion " Bianca Andreescu" from Canada, who defeated Serena Williams in two-sets in the finals, celebrated the winning of her first major Grand Slam title today--by visiting the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and posing for photos with her Trophy for press members that gathered to congratulate the new US Open champion at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan, NYC.Photo:Bianca Andreescu holding her US Open Trophy….
NEW YORK (SMI-SPORTS,09.07.19)-The 2019 US Open Women's single tournament concluded today, with 19-year-old, Bianca Andreescu, from CANADA , defeating 23-Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams ( USA, WTA#8), in 2-sets (6-3,7-5), in the 2019 US Open championship final match and becoming the first Canadian player (men or women) to win a US Open Grand Slam tournament in Flushing Meadows.Andreescu, who is world-ranked#15 before the final match, made her main draw debut this year at the 2019 US Open.
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS ,09.03-09.08.19)-Grigor Dimitrov, a 3-Times Grand Slam semifinalist from BULGARIA (2014 Wimbledon, 2017 Australian Open & 2019 US Open), astonished the world-ranked #3 and 20th-Time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer (Switzerland) in 4 sets ( 3-6,6-4,3-6,6-4,6-2), during a quater-final match of the 2019 US OPEN at Flushing Meadows.With the victory, Dimitrov advanced to the semifinals and will face Daniil Medvedev(Russia, ATP#5), who defeated Stan Wawrinka on Thursday…..
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.04-09.08.19)-Top-ranked Italian's national " Matteo Berrettini" (ITALY, ATP#25), outlasts Gaël Monfils(France, ATP#13) in 5 sets (3-6,6-3,6-2,3-6,7-6), during an epic battle that took almost 4 hours (3:57) and placing Italy in the world center-stage of Tennis at the 2019 US Open in Flushing Meadows,NY.With the win, Berrintini advanced to the semifinal & will meet world-ranked#2 Rafael Nadal (Spain) on Friday's schedule….
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.05.19)-Serena Williams did it again, advancing to the final match of the 2019 US OPEN women's single championship--after defeating world-ranked #5, Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) in 2-sets (6-3,6-1) and with the chance to win her 24th Grand Slam at 2019 US Open in Flushing Meadows.Williams won the match with a stellar and dominant performance and will meet the winner of Bianca Andreescu vs Belinda Bencic on Saturday at Flushing Meadows...
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.02-08.19)-Gaël Monfils, the 2-Times Grand Slam single semi-finalist (2008 French open & 2016 US Open) from FRANCE (ATP#13), reaches the quater-final rounds of the 2019 US Open-After overpowering Pablo Andujar (Spain) in 3-sets ( 6-1,6-2,6-2) at Flushing Meadows,NY. With the victory, Monfils next opponent will be Matteo Berrettini (Italy APT#24) on Thursday' schedule…..
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.02-08.19)-Elise Mertens from BELGIUM & who is world-ranked #23 by the Women Tennis Association, defeated US Kristie Ahn, in 2-sets (6-1,6-1) & advanced to the quater-finals of the 2019 US OPEN currently taking place at Flushing Meadows,NY.Merten reaches the US Open quater-final round for the first time & will meet Bianca Andreescu (Canada, WTA#15) who defeated Taylor Townsend on the 4rd round on Thursday' schedule...
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.06.19)-Daniil Medvedev,(RUSSIA & World-ranked#5), became the first finalist of 2019 US Open Men's Single championship game--after defeating Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) in 3-straight sets (7-6,6-4,6-3), during a semifinal match at the 2019 US Grand Slam in Flushing Meadows.With this win, Medvedev reachest final & will try to become the first ever Millennium man to win a Grand Slam on Sunday' championship match against top-ranked #2 & 18-times Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal
NEW YORK(SMI-SPORTS,09.02.19)-The round of 16 concluded today at the 2019 US OPEN, with many new faces moving into the quater -finals and the opportunity to shoot for the crown of the 2019 US Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows,NY.Diego Schwartman (ARGENTINA, ATP#21), stunned world-ranked #6 Germany's Alexander Zverev in 4-sets (3-6,6-2,6-4,6-3) & heads to the quater-finals for the 2nd time (US OPEN 2017,2019) to face18-times Grand Slam winner & World #2 " Rafael Nadal"(Spain) on Thursday' schedule..
NEW YORK(SMI SPORTS,08.26-09.08.19)-Johanna Konta from the UNITED KINGDOM ( WTA#16) defeated Zhang Shuai (China, WTA#35) in 2-sets (6-2,6-3) & qualified into the round of 16 of the 2019 US OPEN currently taking place at Flushing Meadows,NY.Konta is not new to the Grand-Slam tournaments, she has reached 3 semi-finals (2016 Australia Open,2017 Wimbledon & 2019 French Open) & will face Karolina Pliskova (Czech WTA#3) next in the 4rd round on Sunday' competitions...