Wimbledon day 1

22 06 2010

The first 2 hours Wimbledon started every match apart from Kim Clijsters’ easy win went against who I had hoped would win and by the end of the day my conclusion was not too positive. Two of my favorites, Patty Schnyder and Fran Schiavone lost. Schnyder sucks on grass and made only 2 games and Schiavone fought hard out there but had a very tough draw against Dushevina and the timing and rhythm were not there yesterday. She served horrible and that is deadly on grass. It must be hard after such an unexpected win at a slam to perform well in your next matches. The only other seeded player bowing out was Katerina Bondarenko. Henin, Bartoli and Venus Williams all won easy, so did my German favorite Kristina Barrois. I follow her quite interesting blog almost every day. Other favs Britain’s Elena Baltacha and Anna Lena Groenefeld from Germany lost as well yesterday. Best match of the day was Jelena Jankovic against 16-year old British talent Laura Robson. Robson played brilliant at times but Jankovic was too steady winning 6-3 7-6.

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Wimbledon day 1

23 06 2009

The match of the day for me was between 15y old British hope Laura Robson and Daniela Hantuchova, a former top 5 player. While people expected Robson to be nervous at the start and having problems with her game as a result, this did not happen at all. She came out firing and clearly silenced all the doubters. Hantuchova seemed like the inexperienced one while displaying jittery and nervous behavior. But after being a set(6-3) and a break up in the second set, Robson started to make more errors and Hantuchova showed why she still us a top 50 player. Double faults from Robson’s side handed Hantuchova both the second and the third set and thus the match ( 6-3 4-6, 2-6). Robson is a huge talent though who will make some headlines at Wimbledon again in the next couple years. and Hantuchova has to improve her serve is she want to have a chance at reaching the second week here.