Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Face Of The Day

Venus Williams of the U.S. serves to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine during their second round match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 18, 2009.
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Venus Williams of the U.S. serves to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine during their second round match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 18, 2009.

Singles - Second Round
(Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. (3) Venus Williams (USA) 16 75 64

Singles - First Round
(9) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 63 63
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (Q) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 26 63 62
(12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (Q) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 63 63
(16) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 64 62
Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 67(3) 60 62
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 62
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 64
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (Q) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 46 76(4)
(Q) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 64 76(3)
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 76(1) 76(4)
(Q) Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. (Q) Julie Coin (FRA) 26 61 76(6)
(WC) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. (Q) Elena Baltacha (GBR) 63 64

Doubles - First Round
(6) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. King/Niculescu (USA/ROU) 61 75
Dushevina/Rodionova (RUS/RUS) d. (7) Groenefeld/Schnyder (GER/SUI) 36 76(1) 108
Kleybanova/Makarova (RUS/RUS) d. (8) Mattek-Sands/Petrova (USA/RUS) 62 62
A.Radwanska/Wozniacki (POL/DEN) d. Yan/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 64 46 107
Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. (WC) Fichman/Wozniak (CAN/CAN) 16 76(5) 10

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Western & Southern Financial Group Masters

Singles - Second Round
[9] G Simon (FRA) d I Andreev (RUS) 76(5) 67(6) 61
D Ferrer (ESP) d [14] M Cilic (CRO) 76(4) 62

Singles - First Round
T Berdych (CZE) d [10] F Gonzalez (CHI) 64 ret. (knee)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [11] F Verdasco (ESP) 76(4) 76(4)
L Hewitt (AUS) d [12] R Soderling (SWE) 36 76(8) 63 - saved 2 M.P.
[Q] M Youzhny (RUS) d V Hanescu (ROU) 75 62
J Melzer (AUT) d F Lopez (ESP) 57 76(4) 76(7)
A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] J Hernych (CZE) 36 64 61
[Q] C Guccione (AUS) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 75 26 63
I Kunitsyn (RUS) d J Blake (USA) 76(5) 67(5) 64
P Petzschner (GER) d [Q] S Bolelli (ITA) 76(6) 63
[WC] J Isner (USA) d T Haas (GER) 76(5) 57 76(3)

Doubles - Second Round
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d R Lindstedt (SWE) / M Melo (BRA) 64 64

Doubles - First Round
M Llodra (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) d J Melzer (AUT) / R Stepanek (CZE) 76(2) 64

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5 comments:

kgjerstad said...

Quick question : how can Clijters be invited to this level if she isn't ranked or even seeded after two years of leave?

Karen said...

Hello. I think she was invited to this level because she is a former champion of this particular event, the organisers apparently have been impressed with her play, and gave her a wild card.
On another note, did you see that running forehand sliding shot that Serena did last night to break serve at 5-2 in the second. Just awesome tennis from her last night.
Sorry about Andy's loss last night Craig. He seems to be in a bit of a funk right now. Heres hoping it is not anything serious.

Pamela said...

Karen, that was a highlight reel moment. I loved it. That should be Craig's face of the day photo:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Wcl_lWbgvDQ/Soyqm3keH0I/AAAAAAAAEhE/WxpooSFgATo/s1600/rogerscup2ndround.jpg

Karen said...

OMG, Pamela that was an awesome shot. I was jumping out of my seat last night while watching the match. I dont think I have ever seen her hit a shot like that and then the finish - she was split wide open once she had hit the shot down the line and boy I tell you - just awesome

Dapxin said...

that's awesome....and was the forehand right on the money folks?