Roland Garros day 9

1 06 2010

The highlight of day 9 was of course the match between Justine Henin and Samantha Stosur. Justine played a great first set , very aggressive and won 6-2. Second set though she played very inconsistent and let Stosur make the match, Samantha played fabulous tennis and won 6-1. When she plays like that I do not see anyone beating her on clay. The heavy topspin and “manly” strokes are just too much for about anyone. Last set I thought Justine would pull trough leading 4-3 but she choked it away making tons of errors in the end and lost for the first time ┬áin more than 40 matches at Roland Garros. Just is not the old Justine yet, too passive most of the time and aggressive at the wrong moments. Being a fan of Daniela Hantuchova is hard because she can fuck up so royally at crucial times. Having breakpoints in the first set at 4-4 against Jankovic and from then on making the silliest errors. In the end she was just way too inconsistent to win clay, Jankovic makes it to the final 8, 6-4 6-2. Serena Williams had an easy match against Shahar peer 6-2 6-2 and Yaroslava Shvedova made her first quarter at a slam beating Groth.

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Roland Garros day 7

30 05 2010

The last 2 french women in the draw lost yesterday. Bartoli against Israel’s Peer and crowd favorite Aravene Rezai could not beat Nadia Petrova. The finished a match that ended the night before 7-7 in the third set, Petrova won yesterday 10-8. The good ‘ole days of Mauresmo, Pierce, Tauziat and Golovin are definitely over.Serena had a tough day against Russian junior champ Pavlyuchenkova losing the second set 6-1. Time for Serena to get an injury time-out and a little pill that made it all better!! She won easy in the third 6-2. If Pavlyuchenkova loses a bit weight she can become dangerous in the future with her pounding ground strokes. Two aussies made it to the last 16, lesbian Sam S.WilliamsStosur and Groth. Jelena Jankovic and fav Daniela Hantuchova also won their third round matches yesterday after hard-fought battles against seeded A.Bondarenko and Wickmayer from Belgium.