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Sunday’s Finals Set

Posted by gauloises1 on October 24, 2009

Busy day of semi-finals today and at the end of all things we have four finals set for tomorrow.

francesca schiavone kremlin cup moscow

olga govortsova kremlin cup moscow

How about that Olga Govortsova? Under the radar, she’s been having an incredible tournament, taking out Martinez Sanchez, Dushevina and now Alisa Kleybanova 62 61 to make her first final of the year. She’ll face Francesca Schiavone, who beat Alona Bondarenko to make her third final of the year. The Italian will be heavily favoured to win, so expect a crushing Govortsova victory.

janko tipsarevic kremlin cup moscow

mikhail youzhny kremlin cup moscow

Tipsy vs. Mischa on the men’s side, as they beat a pair of qualifiers easily to make the final. Good opportunity for Youzhny to pick up his first title of the year (may not be true, but I can’t face tackling the ATP website to check).

olivier rochus stockholm open

Another great win for Olivier Rochus. The pocket-sized Belgian beat Thomaz Bellucci 63 in the third to reach the final, where he’ll meet Marcos Baghdatis after Robin Soderling was forced to withdraw with the same elbow injury he’s been struggling with ever since Wimbledon or thereabouts.

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Sad face. Get well soon, Robin.

Luxembourg offered a pair of high-quality three-setters in the semis, but at the end Timea Bacszinsky and Sabine Lisicki defeated Yanina Wickmayer and Shahar Peer respectively to make the final.

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sabine lisicki luxembourg

Licky gets two pictures because she’s pretty and I *really* want her to win tomorrow.

Auf gehts.

3 Responses to “Sunday’s Finals Set”

  1. AmyLu said

    So on the bizarre front: Youzhny could be winning his first title in what feels like forever, and Tipsy is IN HIS FIRST EVER FINAL. How on earth has he never played in a final before? That’s just mind-boggling to me.

    And, I’m super happy for Lisick. I’m really hoping she wins tomorrow — will a win mean she qualifies for Bali? Or has she already qualified? Bali confuses me to no end.

  2. Jenni said

    According to the all-knowing Master Ace, if Sabine wins tomorrow she goes to Bali.

  3. AmyLu said

    Thanks Jenni! If Master Ace says so, it has to be true!

    Oh, and I forgot to mention in my first post that I was really sorry to read that Soderling is injured. I’ve been hoping that he’ll get one of the final WTF spots, but I’m guessing that’s probably not going to happen now.

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