I can not believe it is 2010 already, I still think its 2000, but that may be more my problem.
Already the first decade of the 21st Century is over, and (more importatly) already two days into the first Grand Slam of the Year. (Australian Open remember).
Oh yes we have two British playrs through to the third round- a Baltacha and a Murray.
Alas the O'brien lost to Jelena Jankovic- she has been number one in the world. She also has been the nice tall smiley woman who won Wimbledon mixed doubles with nice tall smiley Jamie Murray. (still upset at that picture of him with a girl). Now of course JJ is winning less, smiling less, and just generally a lot less fun.
But she did beat Katie Obrien 6-2 6-2 which is pretty conclusive.
Cheer up though, it is the first time since 1992 French Open that two women have reached the 2nd round of a Grand Slam outside Wimbledon. Well two British women obviously, otherwise some strange and short womens tournaments...actually...now I think about it...
Scottish Elena Baltacha 'shocked' (again again) world 32 Bonderenko 6-2 7-5.
She'll play Safina next. We all know I love Dinara but if Elena wins we night actually hear about someone other than Murray, A. My money's on big D though, its not a fnal so she shouold play great.
Wozniacki bt Wozniak
Kuznetsova bt Parlyuchenkova
Azarenka bt Cohen Alaro
Zvonerava bt Kucova
Na bt Erankovic
Kirilenko bt Meusburger (Kirilenko bt Sharapova round one)
Clijsters bt Tanasugarn
Safina bt Strycova
Henin bt Dentieva a match that laster 2sets 7-5 7-6 but an hour longer than the Andy Murray match, so why did they concentrate on him when that match must have been frigging awesome?
(BTW I've only heard of half those players, and could recognise about 6)
Onto the boys- Murray won in straight sets against Marc Gicquel, who;s french so Im sure Im pronouncing his name wrong even when I'm writing it. Other than that Ive no idea who he is, and he lost 6-1 6-4 6-3, which is as convincing as mens matches get.
Lukas Lacko- a 22 yr old Slovak, number 75 in the world, who like cars and sushi, and has a funny name, took on Rafa- whos also impossibly young and has won a few titles including last years Aussie Open.
BIG SHOCK- ha ha not really, Nadal wins 6-2 6-2 6-2- makes Murray look like his was wasting time in his match.
Roddick won against Bellucci 6-3 6-4 6-4
Irish star Louk Sorenson- I say star because hes the only ROI man to win a round at a Grand Slam, not because you should have heard of him. Took on crazy tall American John Isner who beat Andy Roddick last year at US Open, when Andy was coming off his Wimbledon awesomeness. Isner won 6-3 7-6 7-5.
Del Potro (winner of said US Open, ah you thought it was Federer, no no no) also rather tall, and quite softly spoken in interviews, but firely Argentinian on court...actually probably Argentinian everywhere. Against James Blake who last time I checked was top ten in the world (hmmm 3rd or 4th at Olympics...) but he must have dropped a few places to play JDP so early in the tournament.
6-4 6-7 5-7 6-3 10-8 to Del Potro, sounds like a cracker though (so why did they concentrate on stupid Murray face?)
until tomorrow, or yesterday...time difference