Aussie Open Day 7 results

There were a lot of great matches at Melbourne Park on Sunday, with Rafa, RAndy, Gonzo, Muzz, Elf, Haley Joel Henin, MaKiri and Dina all in action.

This cutie is in great form. Defending champion and HSM fave Rafa Nadal made it through to the quarters with a solid 6-4, 4-6,6-4, 6-4 win over Ivo Karlovic. Some of Rafa’s shotmaking was ridic good. He’ll now face Muzz, who beat Tree in straights. In the other quarter, RAndy came through a 5 set epic to defeat Gonzo. It was a tough match, with some dodgy linecalls, but the standard of tennis was awesome. He’ll now face Marin, who defeated US Open champ JMDP in yet another epic 5 setter.

 

Le sigh. Poor Dina. She retired while serving to stay in the first set against HSM fave and uber babe MaKiri. It seems to be a return of her back injury from Doha. Girl was totes upset in her presser. Get well soon Dina!  MaKiri will now face Jay Z, who beat A-Blond in straights. Haley Joel beat Yanina in three sets and will now face Nads who continued her great run by downing French Open champion Sveta.

Monday OOP;

Schedule of Play

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  Rod Laver Arena11:00 Start  

 
  Women’s Singles – 4th Round
  Francesca Schiavone(ITA)[17] vs.   Venus Williams(USA)[6]
   
 
     
 
  Men’s Singles – 4th Round
  Fernando Verdasco(ESP)[9] vs.   Nikolay Davydenko(RUS)[6]
   
 
     
 
  Women’s Singles – 4th Round
  Serena Williams(USA)[1] vs.   Samantha Stosur(AUS)[13]
   
 
     
 
 
 
  Rod Laver Arena19:30 Start  

 
  Men’s Singles – 4th Round
  Roger Federer(SUI)[1] vs.   Lleyton Hewitt(AUS)[22]
   
 
     
 
  Women’s Singles – 4th Round
  Vera Zvonareva(RUS)[9] vs.   Victoria Azarenka(BLR)[7]
   
 
     
 
 
 
  Hisense Arena11:00 Start  

 
  Mixed Doubles – 2nd Round
  Flavia Pennetta(ITA) /
  Marcelo Melo(BRA)
vs.   Jarmila Groth(AUS) /
  Samuel Groth(AUS)
 
   
 
  Women’s Singles – 4th Round
  Caroline Wozniacki(DEN)[4] vs.   Na Li(CHN)[16]
 
   
 
  Men’s Singles – 4th Round
  Novak Djokovic(SRB)[3] vs.   Lukasz Kubot(POL)
 
   
 
  Men’s Singles – 4th Round
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[10] vs.   Nicolas Almagro(ESP)[26]

Australian Open Day 5: WTA

I will start with a tweet from the Queen Vitch, Jills:

“I can’t wait until tennis starts. I’m going to be cheering for upsets all night. UPSETS. Chaos, drama and disaster ftw.”

Someone got their wish. You ask all that and WTA shall provide.  Let’s start because there was a ton of drama today and maybe the biggest “WTF just happened in this match?” EVAH.  I will start with the wins then with the juicy upsets.

Dina cruised against Baltacha. No one has Dina in the conversation as a contender for the title, even if she’s still #2 in the World. I think that’s how she likes it. Maybe her time has come to finally win a slam? You never know, predictions are useless in the WTA. Moving on.

Kiri keeps kicking ass and backing up her win against Masha. She won in 2 hard fought sets against Vinci.

JuJu had to rally back against Kleybs after losing the first set. Right there you could feel there was something in the air. It seems Justine is carrying some kind of injury. So, yeah.

Another one that got a scare was Kuzz. She also had to fight back against Kerber. She was really close to packing her bags. She won in 3 hard fought sets at the end.

Now to the juicy upsets.

This upset makes me happy. I can’t stand Bartoli. She’s maybe the only WTA player that I really, really dislike. She lost to cutie Zheng in 3 sets including a bagel in the 3rd. *giggles*

Following the steps of her Serbian Sister Ana, JJ and her Carmen Miranda dress lost in straights to ABond. WTF JJ? She played shitty, her serve was worse than usual and her ground strokes were utter crap. The ball is supposed to go inside the lines, JJ. The doubles alley lines doesn’t count. Talk about shitty play.

The biggest OMG WTF STFU R U SRS I have ever seen in a tennis match. I still can’t believe it. I don’t think anyone (not even Kim) knows what the hell happened. I love Nadia’s game- she was #3 in the world at some point. She has great ground strokes and an awesome serve, but she’s a headcase. You never know what you’re going to get. She was on fire last night and Kim wasn’t on court. Nadia won the first set 6-0 in 15 min and Kim only won 5 points in that set. 5 points!!!

Then the second set started and it was more of the same. Kim finally won a game, the only game she won the whole match. She won 1 game!!! This is what’s call a spanking of epic proportions. I really thought Kim was the favorite here. I think everyone did. You know, since she won the USO and won a title just last week. Instead she got the biggest loss in her career. Can someone give a reason for what the hell went on? Pam Shiver said that she was afraid of playing Justine. WHAT!? She just beat her last week. Did she had family trouble? Pressure of being the so-called favorite? Someone? Anyone? Yeah, I don’t know either.

Complete Results: Here

Saturday’s OOP: Here

 

Dina actually beats a Top Tenner; Sydney results

Well, would ya look at that.

Dinara won a match against A-Rad earlier today, in what can best be described as a typical WTA shitfest. Dina’s serve was woeful, Aga served for the first set three times and failed everytime, and Radwanska’s attempts volleys were increasingly embarrassing.  On a positive note, Dinara hit a few clean winners, and didn’t look at Zeljko like he was her God. So ya know, that’s an improvement on ’09 for a start. I love Dina, and would love to see her do well.

Tuesday Results:

Women’s Singles – Second round
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d   Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (SPA) 6-1 6-2
[2] Dinara Safina (RUS) d   Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 7-5 6-4
[Q] Vera Dushevina (RUS) d   Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-3 6-4
  Aravane Rezai (FRA) d [Q] Agnes Szavay (HUN) 6-3 7-6(5)
  Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d [3] Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-2
[6] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d   Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 6-1 5-7 7-5
 Men’s Singles – First round
[8] Benjamin Becker (GER) d [Q] Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 6-3 6-3
  Julien Benneteau (FRA) d   Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-3 6-1
[6] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d   Florent Serra (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-4
  Evgeny Korolev (RUS) d [5] Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2 5-7 7-4
  Mardy Fish (USA) d   Carsten Ball (AUS) 6-4 7-6(4)

Wednesday’s OOP looks awesome, with HSM faves Richard Gasquet, Flavia Pennetta and Aravane Rezai all in action. Also? Vika vs Domi should be epic win;

Sydney, Wednesday 13th 2010 Order Of Play