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Indian Wells: What’s Going On?

Posted by gauloises1 on March 16, 2010

So, I missed a lot. A lot of kind of surprising losses. Marin Cilic lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 76(1) 60; that was pretty surprising. I thought he’d got over random losses to opponents he should take care of easily enough. Obviously not, or maybe he was just that keen to get on to Miami and “work” with Goran again. Moving on. Justine Henin lost 62 16 64 to Gisela Dulko, who went on to lose 61 60 to Agnieszka Radwanska.

Because that happens.

Similarly mixed fortunes for battling British qualifier Elena Baltacha, who did incredibly well to beat Li Na in three sets, scoring the first top 10 win of her career – and then lost 60 62 to wildcard Alicia Molik.

Because that … happens.

Gael Monfils, meanwhile, never the most reliable or consistent of players, still surprised in losing to Simon Greul 16 62 63.

This actually does happen.

And Svetlana Kuznetsova took being the top seed on the women’s side about as well as could have been expected, losing in three sets to Carla Suarez Navarro in her first match.

And Maria Sharapova found herself a victim of Zheng Jie’s indomitable (when she feels like it) spirit, falling 63 26 63.

Roger Federer, meanwhile, won everything.

6 Responses to “Indian Wells: What’s Going On?”

  1. lauren said

    I loved how Jie spoke about her tactical decision to move Maria around so she couldn’t get into her comfort zone and dominate – and how Maria just called Jie a ball machine. Tactics were never Maria’s strong point.

    I got quite excited for Bally after beating Li Na, and was impressed by her lack of crowing after beating a top-10 player for the first time.

    • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

      yeh maybe Maria needs to practice …ummm … moving… perhaps with a ummm ball machine. Does Andre still have his dad’s? maybe she could borrow it.

  2. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    I dislike this working in the morning business… but my work this morning involves walking in the countryside.. so I should not bitch too much.

    • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

      Ha!! G feel free to delete that .. it was meant for you but in an entirely different forum… see what i mean about mornings????

  3. J said

    Loved that last comment. I lol’d.

  4. rogerlove said

    Roger is true class. great man

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