Dear tennis nerds and other No-Life,
no more earthquake for Indian Wells – how depressing, right? Thank God we have Ana Ivanovic’s tears in a golf cart and a couple of more or less good results. So…
What’s to keep in mind?
1 – Mona Barthel loves the desert
It must be the proximity with Las Vegas Eiffel Tower that reminds her of Paris because the girl is on fire (except a desert like second set but who is not used to it in the WTA?).
And who had to suffer from this form? Ana Ivanovic who couldn’t do much against the German and left on a golf cart, crying her heart out à la Vera Zvonareva (her head under a towel).
Mona defeats her 6-1 3-6 6-0
2 – The Double Fault Award goes to…
Maria Sharapova who hit 7 of them during her match against the Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino.
Don’t we all
love know how the Russian can literally throw herself in a DF festival from time to time… Well, she did it one more time.
She nonetheless defeats her opponent 7-5 6-0
3 – Urszula Radwanska strikes again
What is her Indian Wells magic potion? After Sloane Stephens, the Polish girl got the best/worst of Jamie Hampton.
Looks like she is on her way to destroy all the American girls around. Watch out.
Urszula defeats Jamie 6-1 7-6(4)
4 – Caroline Wozniacki loves shakin’ it
As much as she tweeted about it, the earthquake didn’t trouble her much in the end since she easily defeated Elena Vesnina. Some golf results later and the former #1 is enjoying her walk through the desert.
Caroline defeats Elena 6-2 6-1
5 – Vera Zvonareva is alive
And at the gym. Yes, she is.
Her shoulder is free of tapes and your favorite racquet smasher is on her way to smash it soon on court again.
On the doubles front – yes, the doubles front – haven’t I forgotten to tell you that Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci had lost? Little earthquake in itself, let’s face it. Ousted by Peng and Hsieh; yes, things happen.
Quietly enough, Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina-Garrigues are strolling through the draw as well after having defeated Anastasia Rodionova and Cara Black.
What to think about Lisa Raymond and Sam Stosur? Former #1 a little while ago when social networks were little Internet babies, the pairing is back but not on top yet. They lost to Casey Dellacqua and Kimiko Date-Krumm, a pairing that seem to hit it off pretty well.
On a more literary – or not – point of view, I hope you are all enjoying Sorana Cirstea’s WTA blog because it is worth the read. If only for… Oh well, it is worth it. Really.