L.A: Stosur, Shazza, Flavia Through
Posted by gauloises1 on August 8, 2009
In ‘the other match I saw last night’, Samantha Stosur beat Zheng Jie Jie Zheng 46 63 64.
I’m thinking radioactive spider bite.
Zheng got off to a flier, but by the middle of the second set Sam was picking up her serve much better and finding her range on the forehand, and that was pretty much all she wrote. Another great run for Sam, who has the chance to make her first final of the year when she faces a blistered Sorana Cirstea in the semis tonight.
A shame for Zheng, who is frankly adorable. I just wish she’d put together results like this on a more consistent basis.
Next up was Shazza, who beat Urszula Radwanska 64 75. I can’t speak as to what actually happened in this match as I was asleep, but I’m getting the impression that Shazza was once again plagued by double faults. Still, Urszula must have put up some fairly determined resistance. I actually think she’s better than Agnieszka, or at least can bring more to the court, but lacks her sister’s level head. And AmyLu agrees with me, so I must be right.
I would like to know what exactly Urszula thinks she’s wearing, but that’s neither here nor there. I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. It definitely beats Agnieszka’s outfit, that’s for sure.
And in the quarter-final that it seems nobody saw, Flavia Pennetta beat Vera Zvonareva 64 62. Not a huge surprise. At least Vera seems to have recovered her tantrum-throwing form with impressive speed.
So the real question is, can Flavia put an end to Shazza’s run and make the final again? What do you think?
Stadium (from 12.00hrs)
1. King/Niculescu vs. Chuang/Yan
2. Stosur vs. Cirstea (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sharapova vs. Pennetta (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Kirilenko/A.Radwanska vs. Hsieh/Peng