Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jankovic crashes.

The top seed was beaten 7-5 6-2 in one hour 52 minutes in the evening second round encounter, her first appearance at the tournament following a first-round bye.

There were no such problems for second seed Samantha Stosur though, the Australian powering past American teenager Melanie Oudin 6-4 6-4.

"It was a pretty good match, same score as Eastbourne," Oudin commented. "Sam is a really tough opponent for me because of her serve, especially her kick serve. She plays with a lot of spin and was hitting the lines with it.

"I thought hardcourt would be my best surface to play her, or grass, but she's No.5 in the world and I'm still happy with my performance. I was still in there."

Another former No.1, Dinara Safina, wasn't able to make it to the quarterfinals either, losing to No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in 66 minutes, 6-1 6-3. Safina had won both their previous meetings in straight sets and looked like she was making a late surge, closing Radwanska's 6-1 5-1 lead to 6-1 5-3, and holding two points for 6-1 5-4; but in the end it was to no avail against the Pole.

"The match was closer than the score looked. I'm really happy with this win," Radwanska said afterwards. "This is my first time in San Diego. I heard it is a nice tournament and a great resort - I'm really enjoying it here."

In the first match of the day, No.7 seed Shahar Peer came back from a break down three times in the first set and one more time in the second to beat Kazakh rising star Yaroslava Shvedova in a tight two-setter, 7-5 6-4.


Anonymous said...

Hello, I'll follow your blog along with Marija Z's. I think JJ's injuries are slowing her down. So far she is in my good graces, but I've been critical of her in the past.

I'm focusing on E-Boks, Chakky looks to be coming along slowly, very slow. I think Caroline "The Big Stuffed Bunny" is going to choke, I have Li Na winning the whole thing. I also been critical of the Big Bunny in the past the same reasons that I've been critical of JJ.

Do I have to register to your blog? can I just write my name like Marija's?

WTA Tour Insight said...

Hello, Well thankyou for taking the time to read my blog :)

JJ really crashes and chokes when she is injurd, and I also have been critical of her.

I really hope Chak is getting back, I think she will take Caroline out in the Semis, Li to me looked the favourite from the start.

I do not believe you do have to register, in the comment as drop-down box you can just slecet Name/URL and simply write whatever name you wish.

I look forward to reading further comments from you in the future!

Carlos said...

You bet!

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