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AO Day Two: Let the Carnage Begin

Posted by gauloises1 on January 19, 2010

Seeds on both sides fell today. I’m reckoning the most surprising was Robin Soderling, who lost to Armada coracle Marcel Granollers 57 26 64 64 62.

Sunstroke? The elbow? Inspired play by Granollers? We shall never know, or at least I shan’t, because I was extremely not watching.

Huge win for Granollers, though. I shall now remember him for something other than having the second-longest eyelashes on the ATP tour.

We also lost twenty-fifth seed Sam Querrey to Rainer ‘in my day, this was played on grass’ Schuettler, although it might have been a good thing based on this outfit.

Boss lost to Ivan Dodig (or Dingo Diva, if you will) after leading two sets to love, and Jeremy Chardy continued his recent dismal run of form, but perhaps the most baffling was Tommy Robredo’s straight sets defeat by Santiago Giraldo, 4, 2 and 2. I mean, you can normally count on Tommy not to lose in the first round of a Slam, right? If nothing else.

On the women’s side, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginie Razzano were both shown the door, but the biggest upset came courtesy of Vania King, who took out Dominika Cibulkova 75 in the third.

Well … OK.

5 Responses to “AO Day Two: Let the Carnage Begin”

  1. naughtyT said

    quite frankly I hate Vania King… short and aggravating.

    • gauloises1 said

      I can summon no feelings regarding her whatsoever. Not that I’ve tried very hard.

      • Saoirse said

        Her name is Vania King. VANIA KING!! That’s reason enough right there.

        Bet her mother was a huge fan of Dynasty. They probably have a budgie named Krystle.

    • linz said

      Aaaw, she’s adorable. She blogged once and I fell in love with her, though I can’t remember why. She basically has absolutely no reason to be successful but has carved out an okay career for herself and I somehow find that charming.

  2. imtoatallyrad said

    ” I mean, you can normally count on Tommy not to lose in the first round of a Slam, right? If nothing else.”

    EXACTLY my thoughts so i took like 1 or 2 pictures of el spanish sex and thought “screw this its a million degrees out here and there no chairs, i’ll just see him in his next match HE WONT LOOSE”
    and guess what he did that unreliable (sexy) bastard, moya lost aswell and i missed him

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