Saturday, 22 January 2011

The Weekend at the Aussie Open

And Finally some big name seeds are out:
Aussie hope, and fifth seed, Sam Stosur lost to Petra Kivitova.  Kivitova once was a lumbering dinosaur style tennis player, she's clearly done a ton of gym work, lost  loads of weight, but still has the strength to whack the ball around the court.  She got to the semis of Wimbledon, and now shes in the fourth round of Oz. 
And Justine Henin who beat British Elena Baltacha, lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova (who won the US Open then disappeared, then won the French Open a few years ago and then dropped out of the top 20).

And just kidding, he went through beating the last Australian left in the draw- the 18 yr old, German born, Bernard Tomic who's already 6ft 4" tall.  Apparently press about him has been rather critical, his style is unorthodox and he lacks strength.  Needs some more time in the gym, get a bit wider, although how he can even walk at 6ft 4" I don't know. Anyway, he showed off his chops somewhat, by getting to 4-0 in the second set, but still lost in straight sets.  One for the future I say.

In other news Roddick, Federer, Djokovic, Soderling, and Murray all went through, and Wawrinka beat Monfils, Meltzer beat Bagdhatis, and Cilic beat Isner. So now Wawrinka plays Roddick, Cilic plays Nadal, and Meltzer plays Murray.  On the womens side Sharapova, Clijsters, Wozniaki, and Zvonerava won their matches.   But alas Jamie Murray lost his second round match :( 

My next post looks at what everyones wearing...

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