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Eastbourne & Ordina Open: Take a Deep, Drunken Breath

Posted by gauloises1 on June 19, 2009

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As my grandmother would have said, “Ladies don’t do that sort of thing.” Although she also told me that ladies didn’t drink pints, so … as you were, Grandma.

So Wozniacki defeated Makarova (no way. Seriously? The powerhouse that is Makarova?) to set up an Eastbourne semi-final appearance. She’ll meet Wozniak in the hilarious clash-of-the-surnames we’ve all been hoping would happen. Again. On the other side of the draw, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out by the mercurial Razzano, who’ll meet countrywomen Marion Bartoli.

Penile-wise, Ljubicic was forced to retire after a nasty ankle twist which puts him in doubt for Wimbledon. So it’ll be Santoro-Dancevic and Tursunov-Garcia-Lopez facing off for the right to compete for the maiden ATP title.

At the Ordina Open, Safina survived what would have been a scare had it been anyone on the other side of the net but Daniela Hantuchova, triumphing in three sets to set up a rerun of last year’s final with Tanasugarn who beat Flavia Pennetta. The winner gets either Wickmayer or Schiavone.

On the men’s side, Ferru made a surprise exit to Navarro, who’ll face Raemon Sluiter. And both remaining Frenchmen fell to Germans, so it’ll be a Schuettler-Becker semifinal. Yes, the one everyone dreamed of.

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  1. linz said

    I never thought that there would be a name that rhymed (sort-of) with “Rainer Schuettler”. Then Raemon Sluiter came along and fulfilled my dreams. I’m hoping they meet in the final. It’ll be almost as cool as Wozniak-Wozniaki. Does it make me a bad tennis fan if that’s probably the most exciting thing to me about both tourney’s?

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