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Estoril, Munich, Belgrade Finals

Posted by gauloises1 on May 10, 2009

First up, congratulations to Yanine Wickmayer of Belgium (a.k.a. the Belgian Sharapova … apparently), who won her first WTA singles title in Estoril when she defeated Ekaterina Makarova 75 62.

wickmayer

She played a solid, focussed match and seeing someone get their first title is always lovely. Well done, Yanine.

Unfortunately rain messed up the rest of the day’s play in Estoril. The first ATP finalist is Albert Montanes, who beat Capdeville 3 and 4. The second semifinal was rained off with Blake a set down but a break up on Davydenko, so it’s all still to be decided.

blake

In Munich, both semifinals went to 3 sets, but Youzhny and Berdych – somewhat predictably – managed it in the end over local wildcard and hitherto total unknown Brands, and Chardy respectively.

berdych

And at the Nole Open, all our worst fears have come true.

kubot

HE WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS.

NB: All the above was crafted while massively drunk and is probably not true.

13 Responses to “Estoril, Munich, Belgrade Finals”

  1. jewell - Make tea, not war. said

    *laughs immoderately at the Blake picture*

    Blog is wonderful, btw. How could you ever doubt it???

  2. jewell - Make tea, not war. said

    except for there not being enough Rafa pictures/adoration. ;-)

    kidding…LOL.

    • gauloises1 said

      I’m pretty sure you can stick their head in a jukebox too, unless Shaun of the Dead has crucially misled me.

      If Nole doesn’t win today, I’ll eat my hat. While Kubot eats his brains.

  3. naughty T,our man in Ha...larity said

    Poor WickyWhackyWoo looks pretty upset at being only given a bottle of the local spumante to celebrate with. That stuff is rot gut.

  4. Jacko (Private Detective) Ghostness!! said

    how is kubot a zombie????…….cos i’m worried if he is a zombie for my sexATPers….and what if he goes to madrid?!!!!!!…..*protects JJ*

  5. neil in toronto said

    fire is the only way to defeat a zombie ( i think tho even if wrong, it’d be a remarkable sight). So does Nole take the prize money AND tournament profits, or does he fall on his sword and give Kubot ( Kubot-Robot???? hmmmm), the donation of a lifetime?

  6. IIOO said

    I just came back from Belgrade last night. And the name Nole open is the most appropriate. He was everywhere around the complex, huge pics of him over every possible wall, the aqua Novak logo on everything, the HEAD commercials on all the screens… But outside the complex HUGE marketing FAIL! No bilboards, no posters, no signs how to get to the site… And there weren’t even the usual bilboards, like Janko voli Milicu… The only bilboards of tennis players I saw were JJ’s Orbit and Anta and Rafa’s Nike!

  7. [...] last year we also had a maiden titlist in Estoril who nobody had ever really heard of. Her name? Yanina Wickmayer. I’m just [...]

  8. naughty T,our man in Ha...larity said

    The Rrrrrffffa/Fuggeruh content here is nigh on perfect…. much like Ms. Gauloises herself.

  9. gauloises1 said

    Did you see they made her drink some? She was not keen :(

  10. gauloises1 said

    Because he lost in qualifying and he’s still in the tournament! Not just in the tournament, in the final. Clearly he cannot be defeated by conventional means.

  11. gauloises1 said

    jewell!

    *basks in affirmation*

  12. Jacko (Private Detective) Ghostness!! said

    Ah i see….i forgot about his lucky loserness……cos i didnt tink he looked like a zombie……although….in typical horror fashion…..its always the one we least expect!!!!LOL

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