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Cincinnati: Quarter-finals Set

Posted by gauloises1 on August 14, 2009

And unsurprisingly, we don’t have the top eight seeds in the quarters in Cincy. Second seed and real no. 1, Serena Williams, went down to Sybille Bammer 75 64 in a truly shambolic performance.

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Sometimes I wonder if Serena genuinely doesn’t try as hard for anything outside of the Slams, or whether she simply can’t get it up for whatever reason. Anyway, she now has an 0-2 record against Sybille Bammer. Because that should happen.

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Great result for Bammer, obviously. I just wish she wouldn’t have her daughter on court with her after every match. I mean, once was cute but it’s getting a bit much now. She was even wearing a little tennis outfit today. I found it a little creepy.

Anyway, the third upset of the day was provided by none other than Kim Clijsters, who took out Svetlana Kuznetsova 64 46 62. Svetlana was not playing her best, it’s safe to say, but all credit to Kim for staying tough over three sets and getting it done where it counted. I actually watched this one and it has to be said, so much of Kim’s athleticism, movement and pure ball-striking ability is still there. If she can sustain this form and get back to playing anything like a full schedule, she could make things interesting.

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Next up for Kim is not-the-real no. 1, who beat Peng Shuai Shuai Peng in straight sets. Daniela Hantuchova had a good win over Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki progressed when Melinda Czink retired after three games, and Elena Dementieva put an end to the challenge of Sorana Cirstea. Oh, and JJ beat Victoria Azarenka. That’s right. You heard me.

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From what I gather, Azarenka was double-faulting all over the shop, but this is great for JJ. If I’m not mistaken, it’s her first top ten win of the year. Great stuff.

Results

Singles – Third Round
(1) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. S Peng (CHN) 63 64
Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. (2) Serena Williams (USA) 75 64
(14) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (3) Venus Williams (USA) 76(2) 64
(4) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 64
(WC) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. (6) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 64 46 62
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (7) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 76(6) 06 76(5)
(8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 30 ret. (low back injury)
(5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (9) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 75 76(4)

Doubles – Second Round
(7) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Kirilenko/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) 64 62

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WTA Sunday Titlists: Forza Flavia, Schiavs Fails

Posted by gauloises1 on July 19, 2009

Flavia Pennetta d. Sara Errani 61 62

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Flavia cruised over fellow Italian and defending champion Sara Errani to win her first ever title on home soil. And looked gorgeous. That’s really all there is to say. Go girl.

Sybille Bammer d. Francesca Schiavone 76(4) 62

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Quite the day today in Prague. First of all, the two finalists had to see off their semi-final opponents in held-over matches from yesterday.

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Which Bammer did in fine style, taking out Benesova (the remaining Czech hope) 60 75. Schiavone had a tougher time with Bacsinzsky, eventually prevailing 62 46 75. Whether that had much of an impact on her final performance I’m not sure, but it was a straight-sets win for Bammer for her first WTA title since A.D. 47. And then she brought her little daughter on again. Bless.

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Oh, and the Bondarenko sisters won. So expect a celebratory blog update on their boyfriends and the health of their dogs some time in the next few hours.

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