The Tennis Thread #2
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interesting semifinals yesterday,if not rather anticlimactic. i was surprised by that vika vs sharapova result. vika just having beaten maria a couple weeks ago pretty handily and overall having a pretty solid record this season against her. she looked rather drained yesterday mentally and physically. and aga,those two matches took a lot out of her.
and the doubles! i was completely surprised to see errani and vinci taken out especially after taking that first set in their typically emphatic form. i guess that's what happens when you play a team that's dangerous but also sort of up and down like petrova and kirilenko have been. so both no.1's in singles and doubles were bounced yesterday. and huber and raymond....not a huge shock given their season but i wonder if this is the last of their partnership? will huber end up dumping raymond and then blame raymond for all their struggles like she did to cara black?
but kirilenko and petrova seemed to have caught a nice wind here at this event as they just took down the czech team for the championship. they played great today. maybe this will do for them as it did for others who have won this as their first big event before going on to major success. like it did for mauresmo. they only had the one final at RG this year. i guess it will depend if they can stay focused and committed throughout the season and play as consistently as the italians and the czechs have.
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