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AO Day Five: The Brits

Posted by gauloises1 on January 22, 2010

Can’t we reserve this sort of thing for Wimbledon?

Elena Baltacha’s Australian Open run came to an abrupt end today, as she was efficiently dismantled by Dinara Safina.

Elena may be a beautiful striker of the ball – and she is – but Dinara demonstrated exactly how far away she is, and probably always will be, from competing with the top girls. Still, she fought hard and expected a lot from herself which is always good to see. If she can somehow stay healthy for the rest of the year and maintain this level, she could have some nice runs at the International level.

Andy Murray, on the other hand, was relatively untroubled against Florent Serra, winning 75 61 64. He did pick up a bit of a back strain at one point, but blamed it on ‘sticky courts’. In fact, mentioning this match is really just an excuse to let me post some of the pictures I really liked from today.

Caught a bit short, were we, Andy?

Ha ha … “short”.

Arty.

“And for my next trick, I shall … win a Grand Slam!”

Only joking.

One Response to “AO Day Five: The Brits”

  1. jb (go smiley fed) said

    Confession, when I saw Andy pull up from that lunge all i could think was ‘oh crap, not another slam where he’s injured/sick/going out early.’

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