More Tuesday Randomness

Guess who?

OK, there should be some rule that if you’re a hairy skinny white dude, you shouldn’t be shirtless next to Feli. It doesn’t work.

Thank you, Janko. You give the girls what they want. I salute you. However, did you really have to practice with Lames Blake? I mean it’s kind of a bonerkill.

Not to mention I had to pretend like I was taking some pics of Lames so I didn’t look like a total stalker. But I forgive you.

Poor Carlos. He had to withdraw, and he got attacked by kids before that. Yes, Tuesday was “Kids Day” or whatever. They were *everywhere.*  Honestly, kids should be banned from the tournament. Except for the ballkids, obvs.

Totally besties. In my mind. And that’s all that matters.

Why did he have to lose? FML. Honestly. To be a FrenchieKAD is to suffer.

I saw Vika practicing twice on Tuesday. Once with CanWoz and once with her hitting partner or whatever. She was really in a good mood, smiling, saying “nice shot” and other compliments to CanWoz.

I guess Miami holds good memories for her. Hope she wins again.

Of course randomness wouldn’t be randomness without a Mo sighting. I was walking out of the park to go home. Took the back way that passes Court 4 and there’s Mo’s head in my path, lol. He was rather randomly watching the Baltacha match on an outer court. I guess he’s a fan. And since he’s Mo, he couldn’t sit like everyone else. He had to stand. He’s that awesome.

All the pictures are Jills property. Don’t take any of them without her permission. Thanks.

Bloodbath

Yesterday was a dark day at IW. There was only a little bit of life and hope left. Some Serbs and a Spanish dude that I flove with all my heart had to something with that. Let’s see what happened. I will start like always with the good news.

Rafa cruised against Ancic winning, 62 62. Good to have Mario back and happy that he lost *Merciless KAD* Also good news; Rafa knows how fugly his shorts are and said that he will be only wearing them this week. Rafa, next time ask for a sample of the finished product, not just the sketches. Sometimes things on paper look better than in person, this is one of those cases.

The good news about Nole is that he won. The bad news, he keeps playing like shit. He beat Kohls 63 26 76(3). He saved like 3 MPs, not sure since I was totally frazzled and pissed. Nole save some of that shitty play if you play Rafa in the semis. Kthxbye.

I had to post this pic. I’m still cracking up, it’s just so JJ. Well she won, but she also played like shit. She beat Errani, 26 76(6) 64.  Her serve was crap, I know her serve is not the best but  this was too much. Where is her awesome backhand down the line? I think I saw it somewhere but it landed in the doubles alley.

Now to the bloodbath of players that I like or love. Here is the victims list.

Nando, Oh Nando. He got trashed by Berdy,60 63. Yep, that’s a bagel. WTF Nando? Sigh.

Vika WTF happened? Sigh. She lost to Martinez Sanchez in straights,76(4) 62.

Bella Flavi lost to Peer,64 67(4) 61. This one is more for Emma than for me.  Sorry, vitch.

Kim lost to Kleybs. Kleybs!!! It seems Klebs likes to beat nice girls that are slam champions. You’re not Ana, Kim!! The score 64 16 76(4) and that last set TB was a total WTF? I still don’t know what went on.

Juanqui lost to Pico,76(2) 36 63. I hate when players that I like meet so early at a tourney. I love Pico but I kind of love Juanqui more, it’s the Spanish thing. I’m okay with this loss. I will give a couple of reasons. Juanqui has won a couple of titles and Pico needed it more. The most important reason? We where left with this:

Hotness and eternally hard nipples. YUM!

Full Results: Monday, March 15, 2010

Men’s Singles – Third Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [25] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 26 76(3)
[3] R Nadal (ESP) d M Ancic (CRO) 62 62
[19] T Berdych (CZE) d [10] F Verdasco (ESP) 60 63
[21] J Monaco (ARG) d [11] J Ferrero (ESP) 76(2) 36 63
[15] J Isner (USA) d [17] S Querrey (USA) 76(3) 64
[20] I Ljubicic (CRO) d [Q] B Dabul (ARG) 62 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [26] T Bellucci (BRA) 46 62 61
Women’s Singles – Third Round
[28] M Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d [3] V Azarenka (BLR) 76(4) 62
[6] J Jankovic (SRB) d S Errani (ITA) 26 76(6) 64
[8] S Stosur (AUS) d [25] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 60
[17] S Peer (ISR) d [9] F Pennetta (ITA) 64 67(4) 61
[12] V Zvonareva (RUS) d A Sevastova (LAT) 62 63
[13] Y Wickmayer (BEL) d R Vinci (ITA) 61 36 63
[23] A Kleybanova (RUS) d [14] K Clijsters (BEL) 64 16 76(4)
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d [27] A Szavay (HUN) 64 36 61
Men’s Doubles – Second Round

[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Blake (USA) / A Roddick (USA) 64 36 10-7
[6] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d J Benneteau (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) 76(4) 63
I Karlovic (CRO) / D Vemic (SRB) d D Ferrer (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 63 46 12-10
Women’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] C Black (ZIM) / L Huber (USA) d A Amanmuradova (UZB) / D Kustova (BLR) 62 62
[3] N Petrova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) d A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE) 64 60
K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d N Grandin (RSA) / A Spears (USA) 61 62

Windy Conditions = WTF results?

Hey look: a post about Indian Wells. There were good results, bad results and results that make you go WTF is going on? The wind was going on. It looked so windy yesterday.  Some players where able to deal with it; some weren’t. Let’s start with the good results, shall we?

Nando beat some guy I never heard of 64 61. So good day at the office. Didn’t catch the match so don’t know what happened.

Rafa and his grandpa shorts played his first match since the AO. He played rather well considering the fucked up conditions. He beat Old Man Schuettler, 64 64. He looks healthy and that’s all that matters, but those shorts are fugly as hell.

Then we have Nole. Don’t worry ppl he won- but it wasn’t pretty. He beat Fish, 61 06 62. There’s something weird with that score. Oh yeah- Nole got bageled by the new thinner Mardy in the second set. Really WTF Nole? I fell  asleep for a moment and woke up to see that Nole won the first set rather easily. Then he gets bageled by Fish of all ppl. Well he won at the end and that’s all that matters.

The biggest WTF? and upset was Marin losing and getting bageled by Garcia-Lopez, giving GarLo his first win of the year, 76(1) 60. I can’t find pics of that match anywhere, maybe it’s for the best. Marin was horrible in that last set. The dude can’t deal with the wind. It was error after error. I think Goran needs to get a wind machine and make Marin practice in some court with the mentioned machine.  Thanks for fucking up everyones ATP bracket, Marin. Moving on to the chicks.

The only WTA match that I sort of saw was Bepa. FU Tennis Channel. Trying to watch this match was the reason I fell asleep and missed the first set of Nole/Fish. I wasn’t interested in the match in the first place so I’m not going to say anything else about it.

I will just give the usual results for the WTA.

Thanks for sort of saving my day on the WTA side, Vika. She beat Bammer 61 75. Now to the bad news.

Ana lost. I’m not surprised. Windy + Fucked up ball toss = Loss. Now Ana is out of the Top 50. Welcome back to the qualies, Ana. She lost a shit load of points since she made the final last year. Maybe this is really rock bottom and things will get better? That’s all I have left: hope. Moving on.

Now the biggest upset and WTF? Top seed Kuzz losing to Suarez Navarro,64 46 61 . I will accept this loss by Kuzz since she had the most awesome Twitter tirade evah. Last night she became my favorite tennis player on Twitter. Not that she wasn’t amazing before. Twitter has become 100% more awesome since she joined.  If you don’t follow her or don’t have a Twitter account I recommend you follow her or get an account, http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27 Yes, Sveta, fuck the haters and don’t worry I’m not “jurging” you. Much love, see you in Miami.

Full Results: Saturday, March 13, 2010

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d M Fish (USA) 61 06 62
[3] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] R Schuettler (GER) 64 64
[5] N Davydenko (RUS) d E Gulbis (LAT) 64 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [8] M Cilic (CRO) 76(1) 60
[10] F Verdasco (ESP) d [Q] R Delgado (PAR) 64 61
[11] J Ferrero (ESP) d D Koellerer (AUT) 63 60
[15] J Isner (USA) d [Q] K Anderson (RSA) 63 75
[Q] B Dabul (ARG) d [16] G Simon (FRA) 75 64
[17] S Querrey (USA) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 64
[19] T Berdych (CZE) d F Serra (FRA) 75 46 64
[20] I Ljubicic (CRO) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) 62 76(2)
[21] J Monaco (ARG) d F Fognini (ITA) 64 75
[25] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Petzschner (GER) 63 62
[26] T Bellucci (BRA) d [WC] C Moya (ESP) w/o (foot)
[29] V Troicki (SRB) d P Cuevas (URU) 10 ret. (back)
M Ancic (CRO) d [31] J Benneteau (FRA) 46 76(5) 63
Women’s Singles – Second Round
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d [1] S Kuznetsova (RUS) 64 46 61
[3] V Azarenka (BLR) d S Bammer (AUT) 61 75
[6] J Jankovic (SRB) d [Q] P Martic (CRO) 63 76(2)
[8] S Stosur (AUS) d J Coin (FRA) 61 76(4
[9] F Pennetta (ITA) d P Kvitova (CZE) 63 63
[12] V Zvonareva (RUS) d [Q] S Stephens (USA) 64 75
[13] Y Wickmayer (BEL) d J Goerges (GER) 62 64
[14] K Clijsters (BEL) d B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 61
[17] S Peer (ISR) d [WC] B Mattek-Sands (USA) 62 63
R Vinci (ITA) d [21] D Hantuchova (SVK) 63 75
[23] A Kleybanova (RUS) d [Q] T Pironkova (BUL) 67(5) 63 61
A Sevastova (LAT) d [24] A Ivanovic (SRB) 62 64
[25] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [Q] K Sprem (CRO) 63 61
S Errani (ITA) d [26] D Cibulkova (SVK) 75 64
Men’s Doubles – First Round
*I Andreev (RUS) / E Korolev (KAZ) d [4] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 64 64
[5] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d B Becker (GER) / S Huss (AUS) 75 67(5) 10-8
I Karlovic (CRO) / D Vemic (SRB) d [7] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 76(6) 76(3)
J Blake (USA) / A Roddick (USA) d R Hutchins (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) 75 76(5)
M Llodra (FRA) / A Ram (ISR) d M Damm (CZE) / R Stepanek (CZE) 57 63 10-7
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) 64 46 10-5
* replaced N Almagro (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) (Robredo – toe)
Women’s Doubles – Second Round
Y Chan (TPE) / J Zheng (CHN) d S Borwell (GBR) / R Kops-Jones (USA) 61 62
M Kirilenko (RUS) / A Radwanska (POL) d V Dushevina (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) 60 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010

STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am

[9] J Tsonga (FRA) vs [Q] M Matosevic (AUS) – ATP

Not Before 1:00 PM

[4] A Murray (GBR) vs A Seppi (ITA) – ATP

Not Before 3:00 PM

[18] J Zheng (CHN) vs [10] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA

[1] R Federer (SUI) vs V Hanescu (ROU) – ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM

[Q] Y Lu (TPE) vs [7] A Roddick (USA) – ATP

Not Before 8:30 PM

[32] M Kirilenko (RUS) vs [2] C Wozniacki (DEN) – WTA

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am

[5] A Radwanska (POL) vs [31] G Dulko (ARG) – WTA

Not Before 12:30 PM

[WC] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) vs [3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) – ATP

[12] G Monfils (FRA) vs S Greul (GER) – ATP

Not Before 5:00 PM

K Flipkens (BEL) vs [4] E Dementieva (RUS) – WTA

J Blake (USA) vs [13] D Ferrer (ESP) – ATP

[16] N Petrova (RUS) vs S Peng (CHN) – WTA

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am

A Clement (FRA) vs [27] M Baghdatis (CYP) – ATP

J Craybas (USA) vs [11] M Bartoli (FRA) – WTA

E Korolev (KAZ) vs [6] R Soderling (SWE) – ATP

[WC] D Nalbandian (ARG) vs [22] J Melzer (AUT) – ATP

M Russell (USA) vs [32] I Andreev (RUS) – ATP

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

[15] F Schiavone (ITA) vs [19] A Rezai (FRA) – WTA

[28] F Lopez (ESP) vs P Mathieu (FRA) – ATP

[6] B Mattek-Sands (USA) / Z Yan (CHN) vs [WC] T Garbin (ITA) / J Jankovic (SRB) – WTA

T Berdych (CZE) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) – ATP

F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [WC] M Ancic (CRO) / M Fish (USA) – ATP

[Q] R Mello (BRA) vs [24] A Montanes (ESP) – ATP

COURT 5 start 11:00 am

[30] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs T de Bakker (NED) – ATP

[Q] E Baltacha (GBR) vs [WC] A Molik (AUS) – WTA

[5] A Kleybanova (RUS) / F Schiavone (ITA) vs I Benesova (CZE) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) – WTA-TBA-After Suitable Rest

G Dulko (ARG) / F Pennetta (ITA) vs [2] N Llagostera Vives (ESP) / M Martinez Sanchez (ESP) – WTA-TBA-After Suitable Rest

COURT 6 start 11:00 am

[6] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs J Kerr (AUS) / F Polasek (SVK) – ATP

[23] I Karlovic (CRO) vs N Almagro (ESP) – ATP

[18] T Robredo (ESP) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR) – ATP

D Sela (ISR) vs [14] R Stepanek (CZE) – ATP

[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs E Butorac (USA) / R Ram (USA) – ATP

 

I’m Pissed

So everyone I wanted to win last night lost. So I’m going to be real here. I don’t give a fuck who wins the AO now. All I know is that there’s one douche that I don’t want to win . I don’t even have to mention his name, we all know who it is. The dude has enough slams. I’m going to start with the chicks first then with the dudes.

What. a. shit fest? Vee should have won this match. She even served for it. This match was so bad that I keep falling asleep. I took like 5 naps. If someone wants to see what bad tennis is, just watch that craptastic 3rd set. It was a total breakfest and full of errors. What is it with Vee going all headcasey at the AO? Last year was Suarez Navarro. This year was Li Na. Nails got it done in the end and becomes the first Chinese Lady ( I took that from Killer Cahill, WTF? She has a name, dude) to make the top 10 so congrats to her.

This was actually a good match. It had nice winners and it had funny moments. I totally thought Vika had this. But this is Serena Effing Williams and she’s playing for a slam. Vika didn’t choke, Serena took it from her. I’m sad, I wanted Vika to win but she did give her all, so I’m proud of this awesome bitch with the Siren song.  She will win a slam in the future of that I’m sure.

Now to the dudes:

Kolya you’re useless

What are you smiling about, you choker? You just lost you idiot.

Like many expected Kolya choked against Fed. Kolya won the first set and was about to go up a double break in the second. Then he went all headcasey started to play like shit. He totally proved that he’s Russian. Fed took like 10  straight games and the rest is history. Fed won in four. Whatevs.

Poor Baby. For those who say that Nole is a pussy for retiring from other slams. Suck it. The boy was sick and brought the Djokohones out. He lost in 5 against Jo and fought till the very end even if he was feeling like crap. So with this Nole misses his chance to be #1 for now. I think he will get #2, still no idea and really don’t care about rankings at the moment.

Congrats to Jo. Let see if you can beat Fed. I don’t think he can to be honest. Still as a proud member of the ABF Club I’ll be rooting for Jo. Allez!

Complete Scores: Here

OOP Thursday: Here

Australian Open: Day 6

Even with the presence of Jo, Nando, Nole, “Hasi,” and Pico, things were pretty damn boring today at the AO. I tried to resist this sentiment, but in the end it was true. For starters, top seeds Fed, Venus, Serena and Caro all won in straights. And there were no upsets today at all.

The day started with WTA matches. Bepa handed a beatdown to Gisela, and with with that look of defeat, we were halfway to the bitchfest showdown that me and my friends were hoping for. All we needed was Vika to win her match.

And Vika did win, in impressive style, 6-0 6-2. So now we have the epic bitchfest match that was supposed to happen in Hong Kong but didn’t (because Bepa pulled out there). They’re both crazy, but Vika is awesome and Bepa still has that recurrring ankle problem, so I (being the expert that I am, of course) think Vika WILL DESTROY Bepa. Think, hope, same diff. Regardless, it’s win-win. If Vika wins, we can all have a good laugh and celebration. If Bepa wins, we have one more reason to dislike Bepa. And that’s fun too.

Nole seems to be picking up his game as the tournament goes on. I didn’t watch the match, but from what others were saying and the score itself (6-1 6-1 6-2), let’s just say I’m not so worried anymore. Nole plays Kubot next, who got a walkover when Youzhny withdrew with a wrist injury. I fully expect Nole to win this match, but I do like Kubot and I hope he doesn’t get demolished out there. Kubot is a top doubles player and has a great singles game as well; should be a “comfortable test” for Nole.

Pico vs Kolya was not a fun match to watch. Kolya pretty much rolled over Pico, winning 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Apparently Pico doesn’t know how to play Playstation. Regardless, this was a good run for him considering he’s most comfortable on clay. And at least he’s out of the cheetah and into a shirt that looks fairly decent on him.

But damn, Kolya. He hasn’t even been tested yet, and I’m scared to death for Nando. If he beats Pico and Nando and loses to Fed, I won’t be a happy camper.

But NandoKADs do have some hope. 1) Nando’s been playing well the last 1 1/2 weeks, 2) Nando will be rested because he only had to play one set today, and 3) THE HAND is back! Well, at least it resembles the hand from last year. Nando needs to come into this match with the same intensity level than he had in last year’s 4th rd vs Muzz. I’m cautiously optimistic. Please, PLEASE, Nando. Shock us all and win.

Moving on. In the match that no one cared about, Nico Almagro beat Alejandro Falla in straight sets. With a broken bone in his left wrist. So yeah, get back to the gym, Alejandro. Jo should have no trouble taking Nico out in the next round, though. Jo-Nole quarterfinal is imminent.

And of course there were the evening matches. I think we all expected Lleyton-Marcos to go at least 4 sets and be very competitive and physical. Alas, Marcos experienced pain in his shoulder from the outset and was forced to retire.

As much as I love Marcos, this scenario is better than a Fed walkover next round or a tired Lleyton having no chance to beat Fed. Lleyton is going to need his rest to try to take out The Mighty Douche.

Yes, I realize Marcos was injured and making a lot of UFE’s which contributed to the bagel set. But that being said: I was still impressed with Lleyton’s gameplan, intensity and movement. Credit where it’s due. In Lleyton’s last meeting with Fed at the 2009 USO, Lleyton took the first set and played a tight match. There are three variables that can sway the match in Lleyton’s favor this time: 1) the extra rest from having to play only 12 games today, 2) the Aussie crowd will be behind him and 3) Lleyton will want to become part of the “Fed’s Bitchboy No Longer” Club, led by Robin Bo Carl and Kolya. C’mon Lleyton. JOIN THE CLUB, PLEASE.

Marcos’ retirement meant that I got to see Jo and Tommy “Hasi” Haas on my TV. YAY. Both guys were playing well, and it must be noted that Tommy looked hotter than usual. He’s so entertaining. Tommy had a back rubdown during the match; hopefully it’s nothing serious. Last thing he needs is another injury right now.

In the end, Jo won in 4. And uh, Jim Courier took the load off and did Jo’s celebration for him. Cute.

 

Tomorrow, the Round of 16 starts. Only 16 men left now. Sad.

Full Saturday Results Here

Sunday OOP Here

Australian Open: Day 4

Another day done and dusted. There were a couple of “upsets”. Well they’re not really upsets, but I’m upset about it. So, I’m going to get the bad things out of the way first.

FFS, Ferru. What I’m going to do with you? You where up 2 sets to none. Then you go all headcasey and lose in 5 to Baggy. I’m so pissed. I just want to slap some sense into the man. Yeah, yeah Baggy played great and his fans were annoying as hell. Whatevs.

Another of my faves that I want to slap some sense to, Ana. I’m really getting tired of this crap. The girl needs to get real and get a sport psychologist.  Her press conference was a total gem. The press conferences are not therapy sections, Ana.  I get that she’s still trying to be positive is not like she has to be all Dina like. I just think Ana is not being real with herself.  Until she does things won’t get better. Moving on.

Djokohones in full force.

Nole had a bit of a scare losing the first set to that other Swiss dude not named Fed or Stan. He played like crap that first set with tons of errors. By the 2nd he got his shit together and won rather easy. Good Boy.

Someone that also got his shit together, Nando. He cruised against Sergeyev. Thank Sven, he will probably have to play Kolya at some point and well the dude is looking really scary.

Pico won in 5 sets against Frenchie Llodra. I didn’t see the match since it seems all the matches I do want to see are put at the same time. I did want to show that they gave Pico a new ADIDAS kit. It’s not as bad as Nando because of the lack of a collar but the shorts are fug as hell.

Jo looks so adorable in this pic. That’s why I posted it. I’m not going to lie. He won rather easy against Dent. WTG Jo. Moving on to some WTA.

She looks so cute. Caro cruised in  to the 3rd round. She beat Goerges in straights. YAY, Sunshine!!

Now onto Caro’s BFF, bitch and eternal badass, Vika. She was amazing and handed out some baked products. She won in straights and bageled some Swiss chick in the 2nd set.

Complete Scores: Here

Friday’s OOPHere

 

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Well, at least things went half my way. In the men’s side of the Sydney tournament, perennial underachievers Marcos and Richie had great wins against Lleyton and Potito. Richie been in great form these last few weeks, and thank the tennis gods for that. I was a bit surprised that Marcos topped #4 seed Lleyton in his own backyard, but I’m glad about it. I just wish he could be more consistent thoughout the year. Maybe leaving Adidas gave him some mojo.

These are 1/2 of your semifinalists, people. And they’re in opposite sides of the draw. Underdog final ftw.

Now we come the the “you lose some” part of the results. Vika and Aravane both lost their semifinal matches. Aravane played solidly the whole match. I was really impressed. Serena didn’t have a break point opportunity on Aravane’s serve until Aravane was serving for the match at 6-3 5-4. Of course, this was the moment Serena decided to pick up her game and *really* play. A lot of people (including me) expected Aravane to go away, but she hung in there. Twice in the third set, she broke Serena to get back on serve. Valiant effort from one of my fave players, but in the end Serena won, 6-4 in the third.

Yeah, thats pretty much how I feel too. I still think she’s one to watch in 2010, though.

Then came Vika and Lena D. I actually expected this to be another long 3-setter full of breaks, but Lena was dominant from the beginning. I like Lena, she seems really cool. So I’m not too bummed about this. Vika better get her shit together before the AO. Girl does take great pics though:

Gotta love this chick.

Full Thursday Results ATP:

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Singles – Quarter-finals
M Baghdatis (CYP) d [4] L Hewitt (AUS) 46 62 63
M Fish (USA) d [WC] P Luczak (AUS) 76(5) 62
R Gasquet (FRA) d P Starace (ITA) 63 76(7)
J Benneteau (FRA) d [Q] L Mayer (ARG) 64 67(5) 60

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d C Kas (GER) / D Norman (BEL) 62 46 10-5
S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d [WC] C Ball (AUS) / S Huss (AUS) 36 76(5) 10-8
I Andreev (RUS) / E Korolev (KAZ) d [Alt] B Becker (GER) / S Lipsky (USA) 75 10 – ret. (Becker – arm)

Full Thursday Results WTA:

Singles – Semifinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Aravane Rezai (FRA) 36 75 64
(5) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (6) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 63 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Granville/Spears (USA/USA) 61 61
Garbin/Petrova (ITA/RUS) d. (4) Groenefeld/King (GER/USA) 63 75

Friday OOP:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ken Rosewall Arena (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Hutchins/Kerr vs. Aspelin/Hanley
2. ATP: Nestor/Zimonjic vs. Andreev/Korolev
3. ATP: Gasquet vs. Benneteau
4. ATP: Baghdatis vs. Fish
5. Singles Final: Serena Williams vs. Elena Dementieva (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Doubles Final: Black/Huber vs. Garbin/Petrova