Fist Pumps For Everybody

Look who won in straight sets. This girl.

The best I’ve seen Anita play in a long, long time. The first serve was great, the forehand and the slice were working. Well, until she was serving for the match. She was up 5-3 in the second, then the nerves started to kick in. Pavs broke back and I started to swear my ass off. I was expecting a 3rd set after that, but thank Sven, she was able to pull out the TB and win the match.

You did your best kid, better luck next time.

Anita’s price for winning and making her first semi final since Indian Wells? Having to play this chick:

I haven’t been able to see JuJu play, but according to reports (aka my Twitter buddies) she hasn’t been playing that fantastic. She won in a 3rd set TB against Czink. It seems Czink was hit by the virus that’s been going around- the “OMFG I’m playing Justine Henin”. Does Anita have a chance against JuJu? I think she does, since anything is possible. I’m a big JuJu fan but Anita needs this more. So I’ll be rooting for Ana as beating Justine would do wonders for her confidence. Even if she loses, it’s still a great result for Anita. Ajde!

Full Brisbane Results WTA: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Singles – Quarterfinals

(1) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 61 06 64

(3) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 76(6)

Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 62

(WC) Justine Henin (BEL) d. (7) Melinda Czink (HUN) 62 36 76(5)

Doubles – Semifinals

Czink/Parra Santonja (HUN/ESP) d. Rodionova/Rodionova (AUS/RUS) 62 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals

(3) Amanmuradova/Chan (UZB/TPE) d. Pavlyuchenkova/Voskoboeva (RUS/KAZ) 62 61

On the ATP side there where only two singles matches. Defending champion Steps won in straights against Odesnik. The most important thing that happened: Mr. Entertainment took out Mr. Boring. LaMonf beat Blah in 3 sets, so I’m happy about that.

Dude, even his fist pumps are boring

Full Brisbane Results ATP: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Singles – Quarter-finals
[2] R Stepanek (CZE) d W Odesnik (USA) 76(2) 61
[3] G Monfils (FRA) d J Blake (USA) 36 63 64
Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) d A Fisher (AUS) / S Huss (AUS) W/O (Fisher – knee)
J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) d [3] M Llodra (FRA) / A Ram (ISR) 57 62 10-8
J Chardy (FRA) / M Gicquel (FRA) d T Berdych (CZE) / R Stepanek (CZE) 75 64


Brisbane and Auckland WTA: Results and OOP

Brisbane: The women’s QF line-up was completed, featuring Justine continuing to impress and Pavs nearly giving me a heart attack. Pavs was baguette’d in the first set by Vinci, but came back to win in 3.

Full Brisbane Results: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Singles – Second Round
(4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 63 61
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (6) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 63 61
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 16 64 61
(WC) Justine Henin (BEL) d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 64 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Govortsova/Poutchek (BLR/BLR) 76(2) 62
Czink/Parra Santonja (HUN/ESP) d. Koryttseva/Kustova (UKR/BLR) 75 46 1210
Rodionova/Rodionova (AUS/RUS) d. Bacsinszky/Garbin (SUI/ITA) 75 60


So what does this mean? It means that 2 HSM faves (Pavs and Ana) are playing eachother in the first QF match tomorrow morning!

This is a rematch of the 2009 IW semifinal (that’s where I got these pics) and I’m really excited. Should be a very interesting match. And not just because Curtis and I will be flipping out during it.

Watch that ball toss, Ana 😛


Brisbane OOP Thursday:

Pat Rafter Arena (from 10.30hrs)
1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Ana Ivanovic
2. ATP: Odesnik vs. Stepanek
3. Melinda Czink vs. Justine Henin
4. Kim Clijsters vs. Lucie Safarova (NB 19.00hrs)
5. ATP: Blake vs. Monfils

Court 1 (from 10.30hrs)
1. ATP: Dlouhy/Paes vs. Fisher/Huss
2. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Andrea Petkovic
3. Amanmuradova/Chan vs. Pavlyuchenkova/Voskoboeva
4. ATP: Llodra/Ram vs. Melzer/Petzschner
5. ATP: Berdych/Stepanek vs. Chardy/Gicquel
6. Czink/Parra Santonja vs. Rodionova/Rodionova


Auckland: Things are pretty crazy in Kiwiland. 3 more seeds were knocked out: Razzano, Vesnina, and Aravane. I picked Vesnina and Aravane in the pool, so I’m pretty bummed.

And who the hell would have thought Domi and Alize would start playing well out of the blue? They both won in straights. I love them both, so good for them. The seeded Italians are doing quite well, which is great. Domi vs Flavs is a nice QF that I’m looking forward to.

Of course, the most important thing is that Kiri won, setting up a QF match against Shahar Peer that starts in less than 2 hours. So excited. When did I ever get this pumped about WTA?

Answer: never. But this Pavs and Kiri and Domi and Flavs and Vika and Caro stuff is fun. So I might keep it up. Davai, Kiri! You’ve got this!


Full Auckland Results: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Singles – Second Round
(1) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 62 62
(3/WC) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) 62 62
(4) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 60 63
(WC) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) d. (5) Virginie Razzano (FRA) 36 63 62
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (6) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 61 61
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (7) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 63 64
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 60
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 62 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Pennetta/Schiavone (ITA/ITA) d. Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) 76(5) 64
Uhlirova/Voracova (CZE/CZE) d. (4) Vesnina/Zalameda (RUS/USA) 76(13) 36 1614
Grandin/Granville (RSA/USA) d. (WC) Cibulkova/Wickmayer (SVK/BEL) 63 61

Doubles – First Round
Niculescu/Olaru (ROU/ROU) d. Medina Garrigues/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) 75 75

Thursday OOP: (Domi vs Flavs and Kiri vs Peer FTW)

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Shahar Peer vs. Maria Kirilenko
2. Kimiko Date Krumm vs. Yanina Wickmayer
3. Flavia Pennetta vs. Dominika Cibulkova
4. Black/Huber vs. Niculescu/Olaru
5. Francesca Schiavone vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Uhlirova/Voracova vs. Grandin/Granville

Brisbane Results and OOP

The following are the results from Brisbane on Sunday

Kimmy def. Garbin, 6-2, 6-1

Comeback Aussie Alicia def. Makarova, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Vania King def. Mama Bammer, 6-4, 6-1

Andrea Petkovic def. Iveta Benesova, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1

Melinda Czink def. Lucie Hradecká, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

BarbZáhlCová def. Olga Govortsova, 6-4, 6-1.



There was only one Men’s Doubles match today, with Team BlahDick beating Levinsky and Parrott, 6-2, 6-3.


Monday’s OOP looks great, with HSM faves Richard Gasquet, Jezza, Jelena Dokic and Pavs all in action, as well as the return of Haley Joel Henin.

Day session (Note: all times are Brisbane local time)
Richard Gasquet (France) v Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)
Jelena Dokic (Australia) v Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)
Justine Henin (Belgium) v Nadia Petrova (Russia)

Night session
Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) v John Millman (Australia)
Andy Roddick (United States) v Peter Luczak (Australia)

Court 1 starting at 10.30 am

Xavier Malisse (BEL) v Nick Lindahl (AUS)
Arnaud Clement (FRA) v Wayne Odesnik (USA)
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Ashley Fisher/Stephen Huss (AUS) v Kaden Hensel/Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) v Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS)

Court 2 starting at 10.30 am
Julian Reister (GER) v Matt Reid (AUS)
Marc Gicquel (FRA) v Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) v Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ)
Shuai Peng (CHN) v Agnes Szavay (HUN)
Casey Dellacqua/Alicia Molik (AUS) v Mariya Koryttseva/Darya Kustova (UKR/BLR)
Melinda Czink/Arantxa Parra Santonja (HUN/ESP) v Klaudia Jans/Alicja Rosoloska (POL)

Court 4 starting at 10.30 am
Oleksandra Dolgopolov Jr (UKR) v Kaden Hensel (AUS)
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) v Matthew Ebden (AUS) or Brydan Klein (AUS)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
Michael Llodra (FRA) v Harel Levy (ISR)
Timea Bacsinszky/Tathiana Garbin (SUI/ITA) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Vania King (GER/USA)

Court 5 starting at 10.30 am
Sara Errani (ITA) v Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v Alejandro Falla (COL)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) v Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Petzschner (AUT/GER) v Martin Damm/Filip Polasek (CZE/SVK)