Dear tennis nerds and other No-Life,
How did you live this tennis day? Big upsets? Awful surprises? Awesome news? Let’s check all that immediately.
What’s to keep in mind?
1 – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is in top form
And crashed Ashleigh Barty in Kuala Lumpur.
In spite of 6 double faults, the Russian didn’t lose her time in quarters. She was probably fearing the rain comeback, mind you.
She defeats Ashleigh 6-2 6-0
2 – Parallelism in Brasil
Monica Niculescu probably had some off-court appointment because it didn’t take her long to get the best of Kristina Mladenovic in the semis of Florianopolis.
Monica defeats the young French 6-0 6-2
3 – The tweener of the day
And… It goes to Bethanie Mattek-Sands who, in a Matrix style, went for a winner-tweener. Add 5 aces and you get it.
The American defeats Su-Wei Hsieh 7-5 6-2
4 – The Ace Award goes to…
Karolina Pliskova. Again.
11 aces for 1 double fault. Could be worse… Her opponent Patricia Mayr-Achleitner couldn’t do much against such a strong serve in Kuala Lumpur.
Karolina wins 7-5 6-1
5 – Alizé Cornet goes what-the-fuck
The French will probably remember her match against Lourde Dominguez-Lino for quite a while.
Acapulco hosted a Spain vs France marathon yesterday. Three sets, two tie-breaks and probably many Alizé moments: long talks to the wall, auto-insults and Nemo figures.
Alizé defeats Lourdes 3-6 7-6(10) 7-6(2)
Carla Suarez-Navarro makes it to the Acapulco final after defeating Silvia Soler-Espinosa in straight sets 6-2 6-1 and is that close to a Paris GDF Open remake if Sara Errani wins her semifinal against Alizé Cornet.
On the Caroline Wozniacki drama side, it seems like her unexpected loss in the first round of Kuala Lumpur got caused by a lack of focus. Oops.
Drama on the double front: Yaroslava Shvedova and Anabel Medina-Garrigues have just bagelled Anne Keothavong and Valeria Savinykh in the Florianopolis final. Tough.
Or as the British commie would say: O.U.C.H.