Monday, April 27, 2009

Faces Of The Day

Alexa Glatch, Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. (L-R) celebrate after defeating the Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova and Kveta Peschke during their Fed Cup semi-final tennis match in Brno April 26, 2009.
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Alexa Glatch, Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrate after defeating the Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova and Kveta Peschke during their Fed Cup semifinal tennis match in Brno April 26, 2009.

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They fought off a match point in the doubles. Which wouldn't have even mattered if Alexa Glatch didn't win both of her singles rubbers. I was impressed. She claims clay is her favorite surface -- yes, this is an American player -- but with her big serve and slow skidding slices off both wings, she could find success on grass. Nice to see Mattek-Sands redeem her terrible singles play in the last half of the doubles. And Liezel Huber is scary.

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3 comments:

Pamela said...

No one cares about Fed Cup?

Alexa Glatch really came through for the Americans. I don't really care that much for doubles, but I absolutely love watching Huber's reactions. She's got that goofy like an uncoordinated kid jump that makes you happy for her.

Marissa said...

Great job by the ladies. Huber seems like a nice individual. I'm still trying to figure out how in the world Benesova made the QF in Miami this year when she lost so easily to Glatch.....with the home crowd on her side no less? Interesting.

Lance Zambezi said...

Glatch looked good, hard serve and nice slice. She's already a top 30 player it looks like.