Saturday, July 18, 2009

Face Of The Day


Tathiana Garbin
of Italy returns the ball to Flavia Pennetta of Italy during their WTA Tournament semi-final match in Palermo on July 18, 2009.


Mercedes Cup

Singles - Semifinals
[4] V Hanescu (ROU) d F Fognini (ITA) 63 67(4) 62
J Chardy (FRA) d N Kiefer (GER) 63 75

Singles - Quarterfinals
J Chardy (FRA) d M Zverev (GER) 76(4) 61
N Kiefer (GER) d [Q] L Kubot (POL) 62 61

Doubles - Semifinals
V Hanescu (ROU) / H Tecau (ROU) d [1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 64 75
[4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Melo (BRA) 36 62 10-4


Catella Swedish Open

Singles - Semifinals
[2] R Soderling (SWE) d [WC] A Vinciguerra (SWE) 61 76(6)
J Monaco (ARG) d [3] T Robredo (ESP) 60 62


Internatzinali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo

Singles - Semifinals
(1) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Tathiana Garbin (ITA) 61 61
(5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 63 46 61

Doubles - Final
(2) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Koryttseva/Kustova (UKR/BLR) 61 62


Pamela said...

Wow! I've seen some wild, horrible and freaky looking action shots but that has to be top 2. No way I would have known who that was without a caption.

Karen said...

I wonder if anyone here has actually gone on YouTube or any of the other websites that have tennis matches featured and gone back and looked at the victories and/or defeats of their favourite players, or not so favourite. I took the time recently to watch the Venus semi match as well as the Serena semi match. I have watched the Serena match where she saved match point and then held at 6-5 and one of the things that struck me was the awe in which this young lady is held by commentators all over the world. You cannot understand what they are saying but the awe in which her name is called, and the fact that commentators are so excited by her play just leaves you speechless. As a result of this I can actually see why so many former legends of the game gave her a hard time when they felt that her game was going downhill and that she should have accomplished so much more in her career. She is very good when she is on and she is really a true champion. Someone posted elsewhere that even though they are not a fan of hers, if they had to find someone to play for their life, it would have to be Serena. The girl is just fierce.

MMT said...

Does anyone make better tennis clothes than Sergio Tachinni?

Craig Hickman said...

MMT, you're a fashion guru!