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

Ordina Open: Safina Out, Sluiter Putting It About

Posted by gauloises1 on June 20, 2009

So in a repeat of last year’s final, Safina was knocked out of Den Bosch today by Tamarine Tanasugarn, 75 75. Seriously. What is it with Tammy and the Netherlands?

She’ll face Yanine Wickmayer who defeated Francesca Schiavone in three sets. I don’t know if she’s peaking too early or what, but Wickmayer could be dangerous at Wimbledon if she plays like I’ve seen her play this week and last.

wickmayer

She’s the Belgian Sharapova, you know.

On the penile side, Becker defeated Schuettler to set up a clash with Raemon Sluiter, the Dutch player who gives absolutely fantastic snappage:

sluiter2

sluiter

Raemon, let’s do the bad thing.

No Responses Yet to “Ordina Open: Safina Out, Sluiter Putting It About”

  1. Joan said

    Yanina: pretty and concentrated.

    Raemon: giving birth on court.

  2. Jills (Francophile) said

    I just saw that Sluiter is the lowest-ranked player ever to make it to an ATP World Tour final. I’m a sucker for a good underdog story, which means I can’t even quit B’Gosh yet, though it screwed me multiple times this week.

    I’m such a tennis addict, even the worst-sounding final ever just reels me in. Jesus.

  3. Maz said

    OMG, just noticed the last line! Russell Howard FTW!. Dude’s story is meh but at least he’ll get A LOT of money for his efforts. Dina oh Dina, at least you got closer to Tammy grass GOAT.

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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: