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AO Day Five: Everybody Else

Posted by gauloises1 on January 23, 2010

So … what else happened? Fernando Gonzalez survived a five-set battle with Evgeny Korolev, probably because his adversary was wearing pyjamas.

Jelena Jankovic was, disappointingly, hustled out in the third round by Alona Bondarenko (the blonder one with less game). To do her credit, she played very, very well, although I feel like her dress gives me diabetes just looking at it.

Alona will meet Zheng Jie in the next round, who upset Marion Bartoli 57 63 60. Which is a scoreline you sort of have to love a little bit.

Maria Kirilenko continues to back up her first-set upset of Maria Sharapova, defeating Roberta Vinci 75 76(4) despite a heavily strapped thigh.

Joining her in the fourth round will be fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who looked sleepy and out of sorts against an inspired Angelique Kerber but prevailed 64 in the third, pausing only to make some hilarious facial expressions along the way.

Ivo Karlovic prevailed over Ivan Ljubicic in four sets and will face Rafael Nadal, who coped with Philipp Kohlschreiber bidding for another Slam upset of a big name. Rafa’s game didn’t look great, but it was hardly a disastrous performance against a tough opponent who was playing really well.

So there.

Men’s Results

Singles – Third Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [27] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 62 26 75
[4] J del Potro (ARG) d F Mayer (GER) 63 06 64 75
[5] A Murray (GBR) d F Serra (FRA) 75 61 64
[7] A Roddick (USA) d F Lopez (ESP) 67(4) 64 64 76(3)
[11] F Gonzalez (CHI) d E Korolev (KAZ) 67(5) 63 16 63 64
[33] J Isner (USA) d [12] G Monfils (FRA) 61 46 76(4) 76(5)
[14] M Cilic (CRO) d [19] S Wawrinka (SUI) 46 64 63 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d [24] I Ljubicic (CRO) 63 36 63 76(7)

Doubles – Second Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d R de Voest (RSA) / S Lipsky (USA) 67(4) 64 64
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d A Montanes (ESP) / M Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 63 63
[5] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) / D Sela (ISR) 63 62
E Butorac (USA) / R Ram (USA) d [7] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 62 36 76(2)
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer(AHO) d [8] M Granollers (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) 63 67(5) 64
[11] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d P Amritraj (IND) / S Devvarman (IND) 61 63
S Bolelli (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d [14] M Damm (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) 76(5) 63
[17] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) d F Fognini (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 63 62
P Marx (GER) / I Zelenay(SVK) d R Junaid (AUS) / P Luczak (AUS) 76(5) 64

Women’s Results

Singles – Third Round
(2) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 61 62
(3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (Q) Angelique Kerber (GER) 36 75 64
(31) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. (8) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 62 63
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 57 63 60
(19) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (15) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 60 61
(WC) Justine Henin (BEL) d. (27) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 36 64 62
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 75 76(4)
(Q) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 61 67(4) 63

Doubles – Second Round
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Gullickson/Uhlirova (USA/CZE) 62 62
(2) Williams/Williams (USA/USA) d. Olaru/Savchuk (ROU/UKR) 61 62
(3) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Peer/Voskoboeva (ISR/KAZ) 76(5) 64
(4) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) 63 62
(6) Raymond/Stubbs (USA/AUS) d. Coin/Pelletier (FRA/CAN) 62 75
(7) Kleybanova/Schiavone (RUS/ITA) d. Czink/Grandin (HUN/RSA) 75 64
(10) Mirza/Ruano Pascual (IND/ESP) d. Bacsinszky/Garbin (SUI/ITA) 76(3) 63
(WC) Peers/Robson (AUS/GBR) d. (12) Chuang/Peschke (TPE/CZE) 63 64
(13) Dulko/Pennetta (ARG/ITA) d. Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) 75 62
Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (16) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) 76(2) 62

Doubles – First Round
(11) Kudryavtseva/Makarova (RUS/RUS) d. Dellacqua/Erakovic (AUS/NZL) 26 62 61

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Robin Rocks, Marat Mastered by Mini-Me

Posted by gauloises1 on October 23, 2009

You know what? I’m getting quite fed up with all the Soderling hate floating around. Can we pretend his existence isn’t defined by his history against that Spanish guy and take a moment to appreciate Robin Soderling? Not only is he a legitimate excuse to look at pictures of Magnus Norman …

magnus norman

… but he’s the only seed left in the entirety of the Stockholm Open. And he gives good photo.

robin soderling stockholm open

robin soderling stockholm open

robin soderling stockholm open

Go on. Hate that ass. I dare you.

Anyway, Soderling beat Seppi 61 63 to join Olivier Rochus, Baggy, Arnaud Clement and Jarkko Nieminen (who got a walkover from Tommy Haas due to the flu) in the quarterfinals. Good stuff.

In Moscow, it was a pretty good day for the people who aren’t really anybody, particularly. Robby Ginepri beat Marcel Granollers and even bagelled him in the second, qualifiers Kukushkin and Marchenko defeated Odesnik and Golubev respectively, Christophe Rochus was forced to retire trailing Janko Tipsarevic, and Marat Safin failed to do the decent thing and consolidate his defeat of Davydenko, falling to Evgeny Korolev.

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Moscow

Singles – Second Round
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d C Rochus (BEL) 64 21 ret. (illness)
R Ginepri (USA) d M Granollers (ESP) 76(5) 60
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) d W Odesnik (USA) 63 64
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) d A Golubev (KAZ) 61 16 64
E Korolev (RUS) d M Safin (RUS) 64 76(4)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d I Andreev (RUS) / D Koellerer (AUT) 60 63
[3] P Cuevas (URU) / M Granollers (ESP) d K Beck (SVK) / F Polasek (SVK) 64 62

Stockholm

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Soderling (SWE) d A Seppi (ITA) 61 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d [2] T Haas (GER) w/o – flu
O Rochus (BEL) d [8] F Lopez (ESP) 46 64 61
M Baghdatis (CYP) d R Kendrick (USA) 62 62
[Q] A Clement (FRA) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 36 76(7) 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) d F Lopez (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 62 61
[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d B Becker (GER) / D Skoch (CZE) 64 63
A Beck (GER) / C Kas (GER) d [3] J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) 64 62
[4] J Coetzee (RSA) / S Huss (AUS) d A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 76(3) 36 10-7

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