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AO Day Three: Your Day in Picspam

Posted by gauloises1 on January 20, 2010

Condensed bloggage tonight due to time (and timezone) constraints …

It took Marin untold hours and absurd amounts of effort to beat a small child with swine flu.

Not pictured: swine flu.

Aravane was dismissed by Angelique Kerber, thus making the Australian Open 1% more fashionable and at least 3.7% less awesome.

The eternal sad puppy that is Pavs was given a thorough kicking by Kuznetsova.

Gonzo won. In an angry fashion.

Ditto Dinara.

La Monf continued his winning ways.

Flavia was shown the door.

But by Wicky, so it was OK.

Florent Serra backed up his upset of Jurgen Melzer by beating Jarkko Nieminen.

Despite having no legs.

Has Marion been wearing the same kit for about three years, or what?

The Passion of the Nose Job.

I love this outfit. I don’t know why, because it’s disgusting. Anyway, she won.

Have an attractive photo of Rafa. No hate mail for me today!

Like looking into a mirror. And having your reflection repeatedly beat you.

Men’s Results

Singles – Second Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d L Lacko (SVK) 62 62 62
[4] J del Potro (ARG) d J Blake (USA) 64 67(3) 57 63 108
[5] A Murray (GBR) d M Gicquel (FRA) 61 64 63
[7] A Roddick (USA) d T Bellucci (BRA) 63 64 64
[11] F Gonzalez (CHI) d [LL] M Ilhan (TUR) 63 64 75
[12] G Monfils (FRA) d A Veic (CRO) 64 64 64
[14] M Cilic (CRO) d [WC] B Tomic (AUS) 67(6) 63 46 62 64
[19] S Wawrinka (SUI) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) 63 62 62
E Korolev (KAZ) d [21] T Berdych (CZE) 64 64 75
[24] I Ljubicic (CRO) d A Golubev (KAZ) 63 36 62 63
[27] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d W Odesnik (USA) 64 36 63 62
F Mayer (GER) d [29] V Troicki (SRB) 46 64 76(2) 61
[33] J Isner (USA) d [Q] L Sorensen (IRL) 63 76(4) 75
F Lopez (ESP) d R Schuettler (GER) 63 26 63 62
F Serra (FRA) d J Nieminen (FIN) 36 64 57 76(4) 75 – Saved 2 M.P.
I Karlovic (CRO) d J Benneteau (FRA) 26 61 63 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Berrer (GER) / S Greul (GER) 64 75
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [WC] S Groth (AUS) / J Kubler (AUS) 76(5) 63
[5] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d J Chela (ARG) / D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 67(1) 63 61
[7] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d R Hutchins (GBR) / J Kerr (AUS) 64 26 76(4)
[8] M Granollers (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / B Klein (AUS) 62 64
A Clement (FRA) / J Erlich (ISR) d [10] J Knowle (AUT) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 67(3) 64 64
A Montanes (ESP) / M Vassallo Arguello (ARG) d J Acasuso (ARG) / S Prieto (ARG) 64 64
L Mayer (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG) d [12] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 76(3) 64
[WC] R Junaid (AUS) / P Luczak (AUS) d [15] J Levinsky (CZE) / T Parrott (USA) 46 76(5) 62
[17] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) d M Lopez (ESP) / A Ventura (ESP) 64 61
C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) d Y Lu (TPE) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) 75 64
L Arnold Ker (ARG) / H Tecau (ROU) d W Moodie (RSA) / M Youzhny (RUS) 46 76(4) 75
[WC] P Amritraj (IND) / S Devvarman (IND) d J Cerretani (USA) / T Rettenmaier (USA) 57 64 75
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d [Alt.] A Falla (COL) / S Giraldo (COL) 62 63
[WC] K Hensel (AUS) / G Jones (AUS) d [Alt] P Lorenzi (ITA) / C Rochus (BEL) 76(3) 36 76(2)
R De Voest (RSA) / S Lipsky (USA) d R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 46 61 76(6)
P Marx (GER) / I Zelenay (SVK) d [WC] N Lindahl (AUS) / M Reid (AUS) 63 64

Women’s Results

Singles – Second Round
(2) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 64
(3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 62
(WC) Justine Henin (BEL) d. (5) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 75 76(6)
(8) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Katie O’Brien (GBR) 62 62
(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) 64 64
(Q) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 76(2) 61
(15) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 63 63
(19) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 64 64
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (24) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 26 62 63
(Q) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. (26) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 62 63
(27) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 63
Elena Baltacha (GBR) d. (30) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 62 75
(31) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 64 75
Sara Errani (ITA) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 63
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (Q) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 63 61
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Vania King (USA) 76(7) 75

Singles – First Round
(4) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 62
(7) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (WC) Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA) 62 60
(9) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Kristina Kucova (SVK) 62 60
(16) Li Na (CHN) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 60
(22) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 36 61 75
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) d. (28) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 76(5) 64
(29) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 67(5) 62 61
Agnes Szavay (HUN) d. Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 63 62
Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 75 62
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 64 62
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 75 67(5) 97
Julia Goerges (GER) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 60 36 63
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 64 64
(Q) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. (WC) Jarmila Groth (AUS) 62 46 64

Doubles – First Round
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Malek/Petkovic (GER/GER) 64 64
(2) Williams/Williams (USA/USA) d. (WC) Ferguson/Moore (AUS/AUS) 61 61
(3) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Dokic/Kvitova (AUS/CZE) 75 60
(4) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Goerges/Parra Santonja (GER/ESP) 63 64
(6) Raymond/Stubbs (USA/AUS) d. Koryttseva/Kustova (UKR/BLR) 64 61
(8) Mattek-Sands/Yan (USA/CHN) d. Flipkens/Oudin (BEL/USA) 63 62
Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. Molik/Shaughnessy (AUS/USA) 26 75 64
Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Chakvetadze/Paszek (RUS/AUT) 64 63
Chan/Niculescu (TPE/ROU) d. (WC) Adamczak/Kriz (AUS/AUS) 63 61
Bacsinszky/Garbin (SUI/ITA) d. Medina Garrigues/Wozniacki (ESP/DEN) 64 64
Coin/Pelletier (FRA/CAN) d. (WC) Groth/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) 63 75

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Thursday Results: Queens, Halle

Posted by gauloises1 on June 11, 2009

I’ll blog about my day at Queens today (disclaimer: it was probably not as interesting as my Tuesday, so if you thought that made for dull reading …). But for the moment …

Queens

No alarms and no surprises today. We could pretend that Gilles Simon getting beaten by Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets is a surprise, but we’d be fooling no-one, now would we?

mischa

Murray proceeded over Garcia-Lopez, and Andy Roddick defeated Lleyton Hewitt in two tiebreak sets in the match of the day.

 a-rod

Oh, and Juan Carlos Ferrero put out Xavier Malisse. Did you know Malisse was playing this tournament? I saw him practicing on Tuesday, and even I didn’t know he was playing this tournament.

boss

Juan Carlos commands you to fear him, peasants.

Singles – Third Round
[1] A Murray (GBR) d [16] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 64 64
[2] A Roddick (USA) d [15] L Hewitt (AUS) 76(2) 76(4)
[14] M Youzhny (RUS) d [3] G Simon (FRA) 61 26 62
[6] J Blake (USA) d S Querrey (USA) 64 46 63
[8] M Fish (USA) d [10] F Lopez (ESP) 61 64
[9] I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] N Mahut (FRA) 63 64
J Ferrero (ESP) d [Q] X Malisse (BEL) 64 76(4)

Doubles – Second Round
S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d [1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 64 36 10-8
[6] M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d I Karlovic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) 46 63 10-6
[7] J Coetzee (RSA) / J Kerr (AUS) d J Erlich (ISR) / J Murray (GBR) 63 60
J Benneteau (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) d [8] S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) 75 62

Halle

It was a cold day in Halle as Florent Serra held five match points over Novak Djokovic. Kitten came through in the end, but seriously, Nole. If you can’t win *this* tournament …

serra

Back to the forest of death and blood with you, Serra.

Singles – Second Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d F Serra (FRA) 57 75 61 – saved 5 M.P.
[7] J Melzer (AUT) d N Kiefer (GER) 61 ret. (abdominal muscle tear)
A Beck (GER) d [LL] L Lacko (SVK) 75 76(5)
[Q] O Rochus (BEL) d P Petzschner (GER) 57 75 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[WC] A Beck (GER) / M Chiudinelli (SUI) d N Kiefer (GER) / M Zverev (GER) W/O (Kiefer – abdominal muscle tear)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Clement (FRA) / R Schuettler (GER) 36 61 13-11
[WC] T Haas (GER) / M Kohlmann (GER) d T Berdych (CZE) / D Vemic (SRB) 67(5) 64 10-4
[WC] A Beck (GER) / M Chiudinelli (SUI) d M Gicquel (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) 64 16 10-8

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Roland Garros Results: ATP Day One

Posted by gauloises1 on May 25, 2009

You know what? I adore this outfit.

mandy

He looks lean, mean and generally like he means business. And that’s how he played today against Chela, producing an economical performance to win in straights. C’mon Tim.

No real upsets today, although it did take Gilles Simon five sets to overcome Wayne Odesnik, and Marat Safin won in straights against some random – which probably qualifies as an upset in itself, no?

gillesmarat

Gilles wasn’t the only one going five today. Hewitt, Kendrick and Petzschner all needed five sets to beat their men. French wildcard Josselin Ouanna, proud possessor of possibly the best name ever, upset Marcel Granollers; Golubev took out Gremelmayr, and former champ Gaudio fell to Radek Sexpanek.

stepsserra

Poor wee hobgoblin Florent Serra fell to asshat Verdasco, Ferru knocked off Frederico Gil, and Nicolas Almagro beat hot daddy Agustin Calleri – who gives the best net love.

nico calleri

Fun day all round.

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