US Open day 7

7 09 2009

Yesterday was about one match only! Kim Clijsters against Venus Williams and what a dramatic and bizarre match it was. Kim started amazingly well and basically seemed like she never left. Made very little mistakes and Venus just wasn’t in the match at all in that set. It was a very quick 6-0 for Kim with only 3 unforced errors. The second set was sort of the opposite of the first, Kim’s timing was off and she missed easier balls and Venus started to play fantastic. It was obvious in that set that the only thing Kim is missing, is match practice to handle certain situations.The set went quickly to Venus with 6-0. I was very tired yesterday and only wanted to see a set and then go to bed early, but I could not get away from the screen. The third set had some fantastic rallies and I was amazed by Kim’s movement and defense. Venus made some very silly errors at the net though. At 5-4 for Kim, Venus had 2 chances to even it out but Kim played great at the end of the match. Wow, it was worth staying up for!! Also fun to see how the crowd was rooting for Kim, while Venus is American. Same happened in Stanford a few years back when I saw them play live.

Kim will play Na Li from China who, unfortunately for me, beat Francesca Schiavone. The other quarter final will be between Serena Williams and Flavia Pennetta. Pennetta beat Vera Zvonareva 3-6 7-6 6-0 after a typical Zvonareva melt-down missing multiple match-points. Now I really hope that Pennetta can beat Serena (she has done it before) because I doubt Kim can beat Serena. So if Serena wins the next round I think she will win the whole thing and if she loses Kim has a great chance to win her second US Open title.




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