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USO Day One: Under the Lights

Posted by gauloises1 on September 1, 2009

Drama, drama, drama. Venus Williams flirted with defeat against Vera Dushevina, but eventually pulled it out, 6-3 in the third. She got off to a slow start and called the trainer after three games for attention to her knee; according to twitter, it’s an old injury rather than one which was incurred during the match. It didn’t slow her down too much and she probably would have pulled out the first set, had she not been called for a foot fault. (She was eventually called for foot faults seven times). Still, it’s Venus.


Awful, AWFUL dress.

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Tough loss for Vera, but I thought she played very well. She hit some beautiful winners off the backhand side and hung in there until the very end.

After all that, it was time for Rrrrroddick, who rolled over Phau without too much trouble, 61 64 62. Nice homecoming.


Oh, and sadly Jelena Dokic lost in straight sets to Kirsten Flipkens. She’s still trying to put herself back together after suffering from mono.


Can this woman catch a break?

Full men’s results here, women’s here.

2 Responses to “USO Day One: Under the Lights”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    I’m a bit confused with Venus’s dress … what’s on the back?
    And what’s the little crest-y thing on the front boobular pocket?

  2. Beckham said

    IRTTY, the cresty thing is the letter V with an eleven on top, the back is apparently a crown with flowers all around it…suffice to say, I agree with G, the dress was awful, Vee needs to hightail it back to rbk stat!

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