Wimbledon day 4

25 06 2010

Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Viktoria Azarenka all won thier second round matches fairly easy in two set. Biggest upset was the loss of Svetlana Kuznetsova against former Russian and now Australian Rodionova. Rodionova, one of the biggest bitches on the tour,

Wozniacki

has a good game for the faster courts but a Kuznetsova in good form should beat her simply. That Kuzzie has not shown up in almost a year, so it was a tough 3 set loss yesterday. One fav, Daniela Hantuchova lost in typical mental crazy matter while another ,Flavia Pennetta won in 2 sets. Other players losing were lady in form Aravene Rezai and former semi-finalist here, China’s Jie Zheng.

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Justine wins on the grass

20 06 2010

At the only dutch female tournament on the WTA tour, Justine Henin was the best of the field. The Belgian beat German Andrea Petkovic in an exciting finale. 6-3 3-6 6-4. The tournament in Rosmalen is one of only 4 tournaments on grass and a great preparation for Wimbledon.It is close to the Belgian border so most people watching were Belgians. The Netherlands had to play their second match at the World cup so most people were somewhere else. In Eastbourne Russian qualifier Makarova was the surprising finalist with wins over Pennetta, Petrova, Kuznetsova, Stosur and Azarenka in the final. A sign that on grass anything can happen. Tomorrow Wimbledon starts and I just had a look at the draw. My predictions for the round of 16 will be Serena Williams- Maria Sharapova, Na Li- A Radwanska, Wozniacki- Azarenka, Penetta(Rezai)- Stosur, Clijsters-Henin!!!, Wickmayer-Jankovic, Bartoli-Schiavone, Ivanovic-Venus Williams. I bet many will be wrong because that is the thrill of Wimbledon.





Roland Garros day 4

27 05 2010

Today on day 5 it is raining and play has not started yet and yesterday it was also a bit of a rainy day. I think only 3/4 of the planned women’s matches were played. Venus and her dress won easy as well as Wozniacki, Petrova and Pennetta. If Wozniacki can get her game back a bit more she could be a serious contender on the clay because she makes very few errors. Crowd favorite Rezai and Kuznetsova had a very tough round against talented germans Kerber and Petkovic. Rezai won 6-2 2-6 6-3 and Kuznetsova won 4-6 7-5 6-4. Petkovic had 4 match points! in the second set and was close to a huge upset but totally chokes and made 4 unforced errors. Svetlana got lucky but in this form she will not be a contender for the title.The only small upset was Polona Herzog beating the 24th seed Lucie Safarova 6-1 6-2. Herzog is sure one to keep an eye on the next few years.