Thursday, September 2, 2010

Clijsters stroms past Peers

When Australian Sally Peers was 10 years old, she successfully secured an autographed photo from a fast-rising tennis player named Kim Clijsters. When she returns home to Melbourne, she may want to hide that photo someplace out of sight, so Wednesday's second-round match between the two will stay out of mind.

Clijsters, a two-time US Open champion, made Peers' debut on Arthur Ashe Stadium a forgettable one by speeding to a 6-2, 6-1 win in 56 minutes. The now 19-year-old qualifier held just once in seven service games.

Peers can take solace in the fact that for five games, she and the No. 2 seed were on even terms. That's because Clijsters let leads of 2-0 and 3-1 slip away, breaking Peers only to be broken immediately thereafter.

But after belting a down-the-line backhand winner to break Peers in the sixth game, Clijsters never looked back.

In a third-round match Friday, Clijsters will play No. 27 seed Petra Kvitova, who defeated former world No. 1 Dinara Safina at last year's US Open.

"Hopefully when the opponents get tougher, I'll play better," said Clijsters.


Carlos said...

The bottom portion of the draw is killing me. :P "The Fist Pumping Imbecile" keeps winning. My dark horse (Azarenka)collapse in the sun. Here's me, now sending evil vibes to "T.F.P.I.". :P Dementieva is proving me wrong (so far) which is good. :)

Just to let you "Captain", when I'm critical of a player and that player proves me wrong, it is always good in my book. "T.F.P.I." is another story.

Sunny nine said...

I thought Peers got some good shots in during the match. As far as Clijsters, she seems to "check out" in matches every now and again. More so than last year. If she is to win, she needs better concentration or less streakiness in her play when she hits the upper seeded players.

Anonymous said...

hello i am one of emily's friends due to unfortunate circumstances she was unable to blog latly and i am unaware of when she will be able to again, she sends her best wishes to everyone!

Carlos said...

I hope everything is alright Captain Emily. Let me know when you get back.

Best wishes

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