Safina Beats Kuznetsova for Rome Title, Is Hilarious
Posted by gauloises1 on May 9, 2009
Dinara Safina d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 63 62
A ruthless performance from Dinara. Svetlana didn’t play a bad match by any stretch of the imagination, but she failed to step up on the big points (2 of 8 on break point conversions) and got very down on herself in the second set. Dinara had her competitor’s hat on, converted 50% of break points, and served out the match despite a slight wobble. She got into Kuznetsova’s head and set up house there.
A really great win for the world no. 1, and a great week for Kuznetsova too. Beating Jankovic and Azarenka back to back is no small ask. If these two maintain their current form, the next few weeks could be really fun.
Almost as much fun as the match was the trophy presentation, in which Dinara giggled uncontrollably, swore, credited her mother’s breast milk for the win, and publicly asked if Zeljko still wanted to work with her after being “pissed” at her during the match with Zheng. I really hope it turns up on youtube. Fucking hilarious.
More pics to come later …