New Balls, Please

"Climbing the Comeback Mountain with the Tower of Tandil."

  • Recent Posts

  • Unhealthily Obsessed With

    agnieszka radwanska alize cornet amelie mauresmo ana ivanovic andy murray andy roddick aravane rezai ATP ATP week ahead australian open beijing belgrade british tennis bstaad caroline wozniacki cincinnati daniela hantuchova david ferrer david nalbandian davis cup dinara safina doha dubai elena dementieva ernests gulbis estoril fed cup feliciano lopez fernando gonzalez fernando verdasco flavia pennetta francesca schiavone french open gael monfils gilles simon image is everything indian wells jelena jankovic jo-wilfried tsonga john isner juan carlos ferrero juan martin del potro juan monaco julien benneteau justine henin kim clijsters kuala lumpur li na lleyton hewitt los angeles madrid marat safin marcos baghdatis maria kirilenko maria sharapova marin cilic marion bartoli melanie oudin miami mikhail youzhny montreal munich nikolay davydenko novak djokovic paris masters philipp kohlschreiber queens radek stepanek rafael nadal richard gasquet robin soderling roger federer rome sabine lisicki samantha stosur sam querrey serena williams shahar peer shanghai sorana cirstea stuttgart svetlana kuznetsova sydney the withdrawal method thomaz bellucci titlists tokyo tomas berdych tommy robredo us open venus williams vera zvonareva victoria azarenka video wimbledon WTA wta week ahead WTFs yanina wickmayer
  • Categories

RG Day Six: Agnes Szavay Beats Venus Williams

Posted by gauloises1 on May 29, 2009

Did I say this tournament needed an upset?

Agnes Szavay defeated former finalist Venus Williams in straight sets, 6-0 6-4.


I didn’t see the first set, so I can’t say what the hell was going on there. Agnes was certainly playing very, VERY well, but she played a weak service game in the second to get broken after missing an opportunity to break Venus, and I assumed that was it.

Unfortunately, although Venus did play some amazing points, she was making some terrible errors, particularly off the forehand side, and exhibited some bizarre decision making. Agnes had a match point at 5-4 on Venus’ serve and took it at the first time of asking.

It’s a huge win for her. Congratulations.

As for Venus, while this sucks, it may be even worse news for the rest of the field – it’s the third year in a row that Venus has lost in the third round at Roland Garros. In 2007 and 2008, of course, she then went on to win Wimbledon …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: