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Beijing: What, Is Her Last Name Jankovic?

Posted by gauloises1 on October 8, 2009

Huge win for Peng Shuai today, defeating Maria Sharapova in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals, 62 64. I only saw a little of it, but I thought Peng/Shuai was playing really well. So great for her to be doing so well at her home tournament, and honestly, after Shazza’s comment yesterday or whenever it was (the days all blend into one this time of year), I’m not too sorry.

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peng shuai beijing china open 2009

Also into the quarterfinals are Elena Dementieva, who demolished Li Na 62 60 (remember the feeling, people), and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who beat Aleksandra Wozniak 64 64. GO PAVS. And indeed a triumvirate of Russians, as Svetlana Kuznetsova bagelled Alona Bondarenko 60 in the third to advance. Love it.

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Does anybody else think Svetlana is really quite photogenic when she’s playing?

Singles – Third Round
(4) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (16) Li Na (CHN) 62 60
(6) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 63 46 60
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 64
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Yan/Zheng (CHN/CHN) d. (6) Groenefeld/Schnyder (GER/SUI) 46 60 105

Doubles – Second Round
(4) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Grandin/Kops-Jones (RSA/USA) 16 75 106
(5) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Errani/Pennetta (ITA/ITA) 62 75
Kleybanova/Schiavone (RUS/ITA) d. Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) 76(4) 62

One Response to “Beijing: What, Is Her Last Name Jankovic?”

  1. Arun said

    kickass headline, G. :))

    “after Shazza’s comment yesterday or whenever it was (the days all blend into one this time of year), I’m not too sorry.”
    neither am I. though I wud have preferred Serena to properly school Shrieky once again. 😉

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