US Open day 8

8 09 2009

Yesterday’s round of 16 had two very interesting and exciting matches. The first was between 17 year old teen Melanie Oudin and Russian’s Nadia Petrova. The first set Petrova’s serve and hard groundstrokes were way too much for young Melanie who was was staying too far behind the baseline ending in a 1-6 first set. The second set was very evenly matched, Oudin started playing more aggressive with her forehand and Petrova started to make more errors. After Oudin won the set 7-6 I already expected what was gonna happen next. Petrova showed her mental midgedness and totally fell apart. This woman has all the tools to win slams except her confidence is way to weak. Oudin though showed great spirit and I gotta say I really like this girl. She is cute, spunky and her game has a special quality to it, rare in women’s tennis these days. With 6-3 she won the match and beat her 4th Russian giant in a row. 

Her next opponent should have been a Russian woman as well, named Svetlana Kuznetsova. She made almost 60 winners in her match against her opponent Caroline Wozniacki who made 16. But Svetlana also made a ton of errors and the more consistent player won yesterday after a dramatic 2-6 7-6 7-6. The young Danish girl is pretty and has a lot of talent, the only thing lacking in her game is a real weapon. But Jankovic does not have one either and she made it to number one in the world, so..

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