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That Didn’t Take Long

Posted by gauloises1 on January 18, 2010

The first major upset of the 2010 Australian Open actually happened in the first match, as Maria Kirilenko upset 14th seed Maria Sharapova 76(4) 36 64.

Bad day at the office for Shazza, who was markedly nervy and inconsistent; would she have done better to play an actual tournament rather than the Hong Kong exo? As it was, this was her first competitive match since Beijing.

All credit to Maria Kirilenko though. She’s been looking resurgent in fits and starts ever since the US Open, but I have never seen her play better than she did last night. I never thought she would have the requisite toughness to go toe-to-toe with Sharapova for three sets but she proved me wrong and frequently made Sharapova look a fool around the net.

Good work.

5 Responses to “That Didn’t Take Long”

  1. AmyLu said

    I was amazed that Kirilenko pulled this out…and I was really impressed by her resolve and mental fortitude during the match. I was really happy for her when she won.

    The only comment I have on Sharapova’s outfit is the first thought that came to mind when she appeared was: seaweed.

  2. theiturbanfashionista said

    More on the topic, have a look ;)
    http://theiturbanfashionista.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/tennis-and-fashion-disaster-for-maria-sharapova-at-australian-open/

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