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Please Stop Making Her The Top Seed

Posted by gauloises1 on March 29, 2010

An ailing Svetlana Kuznetsova was comprehensively trounced by Marion Bartoli, 63 60. I know Marion is a tough match for anyone on her day, but dear oh dear. There’ll be some incomprehensible twattage tonight. Poor Sveta.

Also racking up the comprehensive victories? Agnieszka Radwanska, 1 and 4 over Yaroslava Shvedova, and Yanina Wickmayer, 0 and 1 over Timea Bacsinszky.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych will meet in the fourth round after Roger made somewhat heavy weather of Florent Serra, needing two tiebreaks to win despite being 5-3 up in the first set and 4-1 in the second.


Which Rafa enjoyed.

8 Responses to “Please Stop Making Her The Top Seed”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    On a less important note, who’s the guy with Rafa? From here it looks like Luis Lobo, which got me excited. If it’s not him then it must be his impersonator, which I don’t much appreciate.

    • robert said

      It’s Rafa’s second, less successful doubles partner, Bartolome Salva-Vidal, aka Tomeu.

      • AmyLu said

        He’s also one of Rafa’s best friends from Mallorca — their doubles partnership has been better in the past (I know they played together in Chennai a few years ago and made either the semis or the final). They were also very successful together when they played doubles for Spain as juniors in competitions.

      • irefusetotellyou said


        I figured as much.

        Spanks! (and spanks for the extra juicy details, AmyLu. 😉 )

  2. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    It was adorable how Rafa looked worried and upset when Roger started messing up. It was NOT adorable when Roger started messing up.

    • rulin said

      Aww, now I wished I watched the match only to see that.

      The way I scrolled down this post set up the last bit perfectly. Funny stuff! 😀

  3. jewell - Make tea, not war. said

    ah, lovely picture! (the last one, of course, LOL.)

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