Sunday, September 25, 2011

The week that was - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N

the time has come, we begin the final dash to the YEC's with the big Asian swing beginning with Tokyo today. And is may come as a surpirse to some, me being one, that yes tennis has been played since the US Open. So what have I missed you say? Well that's what I am here for, to tell you just that.
And that's about it for now. Thank you and goodnight. 


Anonymous said...

Oudin splits with coach, working with Gullikson

Melanie Oudin has split with her longtime private coach Brian DeVilliers and is now being coached by the USTA's Tom Gullikson, has learned. Oudin is said to be calling the situation a try-out.

Dokic training with formerly estranged father

Jelena Dokic has begun training with her formerly estranged father Damir in Serbia, the Courier-Mail reports. The newspaper ran photos of the 28-year-old and her father on court Monday.

Kirilenko ousts Stosur in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP)—Maria Kirilenko defeated U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Tuesday at the Pan Pacific Open.

Chakvetadze seeks Russian political seat

Former Top 5-player Anna Chakvetadze has been named as candidate for Russia’s Right Cause party in the upcoming elections for the country's Duma.

Lucinda Perry said...

Thanks for that added info Caps :) Wow, huge news on Chakvetadze! Guess this is hinting she is tired with tennis :( And in the past year and half she was slowly working her way back. A real shame.

Anonymous said...

Tokyo: Second-seeded Maria Sharapova earned a hard-fought 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Wednesday to advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals.

Sharapova came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first set and then rallied from 5-3 down in the second.

"It was a tough match," Sharapova said. "Two sets go to tiebreak, I was pleased that although I really didn't play my best in the match I stepped it up in the tiebreaks and that was the difference."

Sharapova will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic on Thursday in a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final. Kvitova beat Vania King of the United States 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Sounds to me like Julia choked big time.

Kanepi won the first set 7-5 against Bunny. Lost the second 1-6 and tied in the third 4-4.

Aggie vs JJ up next.

Anonymous said...

Kanepi was down 0-3 in the third and won 6-4! DOWN WITH THE BUNNY! So funny, Bunny just stormed off the court in disgust.

Princess won against Ana Ivanovic (SRB), 6-3, 6-1

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Very impressed with Kaia today, had not seen much of her at all, but played very well. Would have won in straight sets if she was able to sustain her level of intensity! Bunny is losing her edge against lower ranked players.

Princess destroyed Ana, I expected it to be very close. Maria has been very impressive since the USO, looks like she is finally living up to herself, don't want to speak to soon however.

I totally understand Sharapova winning the first set, but Julia totally should have taken into three, no excuses. Needs to close leads out to try and imporve and aim for solid top 20 - top 10.

I am tipping Aggie in three, should be quite interesting. JJ has found her self in a bit of form lately.

The biggest shock of the day for me was Bartoli's result with Peng, I completely tipped Peng to win that.

Anonymous said...

Aggie wins it 2-6, 6-4, 6-0!

Anonymous said...

4:00am Eastern Kvitova - Sharapova

5:30am Eastern Kanepi - Radwanska

Looks like I'll catch most of the Aggie match but will probably be sleeping when Ostrich spanks Diva. Too bad its on soooooooooo early.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

I like the Asain swing...I can eat dinner and watch Ostrich destroy Diva :D

Anonymous said...

Stop the press, I'm awake!

Its tied up 3-3 in the first set.

Anonymous said...

Emily, just got back by the computer and saw the end of a replay with Diva falling on the ground. Ah, I figured Ostrich changed direction on Diva and she hurt her ankle. But, now I see it was on her own serve.

Ostrich looks very fit! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Guess this means Aggie will be starting sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Aggie WINS 6-2, 7-6!

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