First justine keeping her streak alive and showing why she's #1 in the tiebreak keeping it together mentally.
Then maria showing why she's a champion and can win even when she's rusty and not playing that well.
Then a blockbuster of a match between ana and sveta. Ana playing godlike tennis for a set and a half and then a titanic battle with great rally's and a deserving finish.(except for that last game )
What a great start of the YEC it was today! Lets all hope all other days are just as good as this one. It would be great if justine,maria, ana and (serena/jelena) make the semi's. What a great atmosphere that would give.
Here's to day1 of the YEC!
All-Time-Great Justine Henin
Elena, thank you for all the joy you gave me, you will always remain in my mind.
Intelligence Officer of the SS Dementieva
I didn't think today was anything special.
The first two matches were won by the overwhelming favorite, in straight sets no less.
The third match could've went either way - and the score showed that to be true.
All in all, a hohum day with expected results.
I wouldn't say it was an "amazing" day, but it was entertaining. The second set of the Henin-Chakvetadze match was great, as was the entire Ivanovic-Kuznetsova showdown. However, the Hantuchova-Sharapova match was embarassing.
All three matches were strong. No one was moping with no one.
From these six who played I think Henin and Maria has the best shot to the semis. I can't see Masha not winning one more match. I hope the shoulder will keep up, though. She owns CBETA and Ana is too slow minded IMO.