Australian Open day 8

25 01 2010

The sister Williams both made it to the final 8 but the way they did that could not have been more different. Serena played a superb match against Samantha Stosur and won 6-4 6-2. Stosur served very well but also hit a lot of balls on her frame and made too many errors that way. The great way Serena played this early in the tournament does bode well for her chances of winning. Venus played a terrible first set against one of the most entertaining and interesting players on tour, Francesca Schiavone. Schiavone played great and won 6-2. In sets 2 and 3 Venus played much more aggressive and made a lot less errors than in the first and the hard-hitting was too much for Fran. Venus won 6-3 6-1. Asian super star Na Li was too good for Caroline Wozniacki and won 6-3 6-4. Li was the star of the match making a lot more errors but also plenty of winners. Wozniacki made only 3 winners which is pretty pathetic for a top 5 player. If she really wants to become a top player she need to be more aggressive. Right now Vera Zvonareva and Viktoria Azarenka are playing and this match is great to watch. Very hard-hitting and great placement. I think both girls have to potential to become multiple slam winners except that the mental side for both is very fragile. Especially Zvonareva has been known to break down(literally crying) when it matters most. So far Zvonareva makes less errors and is leading 6-4 4-3. Last year Azarenka would have beaten Serena if she would have not gotten a heat stroke and it would be nice to see her getting revenge, but I like Zvonareva more.

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