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Beerena Williams at the East West Bank Classic — Carson, Calif.

Watching the U.S. Open‘s Super Saturday from your couch isn’t the same was watching it live from the stands. You don’t feel the elecricity, you’re not amongst a crowd — it’s just different. But we figured you’d still like to be one with those lucky enough to be there. The ones cheering the players, knocking back Grey Goose cocktails, and chugging Heineken by the (portable) keg. So our bracketologist Chris gives you these recipes if you want to drink along with them:

Martini Hingis

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • Dash of Extra Dry Vermouth

Can be served dirty, depending on the day. Shake it up; don’t stir. For variety, add a little Swiss Cocoa or throw in three olives stabbed (in the back) through a skewer. Be careful: too many of these and you’ll be calling your fellow players “half-men” or hurling vases across locker rooms.

Conchita Margarita

  • 1 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix

For the terre battue effect, line the rim of the glass with red-colored salt. Having too many of these drinks in a row might make you see moonballs.

Sybille Bamma’ Slammer

  • 1 part Amaretto
  • 1 part Sloe Gin
  • 1 part Southern Comfort
  • Splash of lemon juice

A perfect drink for the working mother.

Amanda Coetzerpolitan

  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • Splash of cranberry juice

We’ve seen our fair share of greats get taken down by this sweet (yet extremely potent) cocktail.

Ai Sake-yama

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Mary Joe-jito

  • 1 part Cuban Rum
  • 3 parts Club Soda
  • ½ part Sugar
  • lime juice
  • mint leaves

Exotic, perfect for working your tan under the Florida sun. Muddle the mint with the butt of a racquet for that extra tennis feel.

Side Car-illo

  • ½ oz. Cointreau
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 3-4 Ice Cubes

It might be built like the more feminine Cosmopolitan, but having brandy in this cocktail gets you into the boys’ club.

Bloody Maria Sharapova

  • 1 ½ ozs. Vodka
  • 3 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1 dash Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Worcester Sauce
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco Sauce

Comes in a tall, slim glass and is red all over. Sprinkle with Swarovski before serving at a press conference.

Roddick Fuel

  • 1oz. Rumple Minse
  • 1 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum

Combine and shoot at 145 mph.

Bud Collins

  • 1 ½ ozs. Gin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • club soda

After a few of these, you’ll be seeing double paisley.

Sex on the Berdych

  • ¾ oz. Chambord
  • ¾ oz. Midori
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
    splash of cranberry juice

Ahh, what better way to celebrate young love? Choose wisely at what events you order this drink. In bigger stages, it may disappoint without explanation.

Hot Toddy Martin

  • 1 ½ ozs. Whiskey
  • 1 cube of sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • hot water

A drink for the salt-and-pepper set. Why else would one dilute a cocktail with water?

Rusty Nadal

  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • 1 oz. Drambuie

Perfect for drowning your sorrows during cold, Swiss nights (after being denied yet another French Open title). Conversely, can be used to toast stopping someone’s record-breaking clay streak.

Beer-ena Williams

You don’t drink it often, but it’s refreshing when you do.

(photo by Matt)

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  1. Serena won’t be drinking for awhile…

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  2. Love it! I think the Bloody maria Sharapova is my favourite :)

  3. Yeah, I think, It’s Great Idea and article indeed…How about white Russian Sharapova….It’s more freshly…Thanks for sharing your idea and still looking forward to waiting the next article for you…

  4. First of all, I think your Idea is very great and attractive indeed I like it….And thanks for sharing for your idea to us…

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