Sunday, 1 May 2011

It's been a long while since my last post, so I apologise to my adoring fans but I've been a bit out of the loop since I started working this month!!!  And there's not been much tennis on my TV.  So I'll give you the headlines:

Dinara Safina moved back into the top 100 after time off with a back injury last year, got to a semi-final but had to pull out sick, but she's now 65 in the world and playing in the Barcelona tournament this week.  But she's up against Gorges the plucky German who beat Wozniaki in the Stuttgart final, although Wozniaki was clearly not at her best, Gorges played well and will be a test for Safina.
Gorges winning Stuttgart

Novak Djokovic continued his winning streak- now up to 27 since last November, by winning the Belgrade tournament.  Bit if cheat though as one of those wins was a walk over against Tipsaravic, but he beat Lopez in the final fair and square.

Juan Martin Del Potro- the crazy tall Argentinian who won the 2009 US Open then had to take nearly a year off with a bad wrist, his real ranking dropped to 484 in February but his protected ranking of 4 allowed him to compete in big tournaments- has won another tournament this year by beating Verdasco in Estoril, Portugal.

British player Naomi Cavaday, who's only 22, has retired from tennis (apparently she suffered from an eating disorder and depression during her career) and is planning to go into coaching.  Fellow Brit Heather Watson failed to qualify for Estoril, and Elena Baltacha lost in the first round of Barcelona.  And Laura Robson, teenage sensation, seems to have fallen off the face of the planet- or she's at school or something. 
Naomi Cavady

Jamie Murray's ranking has risen nicely into the top 50 since playing well with little bro, but seems to have been inactive the past few weeks and doubles barely gets a mention in the news so we'll have to wait an see what happens.  Andy Murray started playing better again, getting to the semi-final of Monte Carlo before losing to Nadal, he then pulled out of Barcelona because of a gross elbow injury, and will play Madrid this week.

And how was your week?

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