Hey guys! This is my report:
Azarenka vs Watson
This was the first match I watched. To put it bluntly, Vika outclassed and outpowered Heather. There were a few good rallies and on a lot of them Heather would get a short ball and have the chance to finish the point. However, she wouldn't go for enough and let Vika back into these points, which usually ended in a Vika winner. All in all though, Heather has A LOT of talent and she WILL be a star in the future. Her first serve is good but her 2nd is very weak, she has great movement though, and very nice groundstrokes. It didn't help that she got really pissed off. But hey, it was quite entertaining.
Well done to Vika, she REALLY showed her class.
Stosur vs Hantuchova
I started watching this match at 4-3 Hantuchova in the 2nd set. At this point, Sam was shanking loads and Dani really took advantage of that. Hantuchova had chances to go up a break in the 3rd but Sam got her form back and served well. Sam certainly has a great forehand, and it adapted better then I had anticipated on grass. Shes definitly favourite going her match vs Baltacha.
Petrova vs Makarova
All I can really say is Petrova played shit and Makarova has an amazing grass court game. Everytime Nadia came into the net Ekaterina gave her a low volley and she also came up with some explicit passing shots. Talking of explicit, when Nadia walked off court I heard her say 'shit happens' which made me smile.
Kuznetsova vs Cirstea
I only watched the the end of set 1 and the 2nd set of this because i was pretty pissed that Sorana didn't finish it. Sorana is such a talented player; shes blessed with power and touch. If only she would be more consistent! Kuzzy was obviously not 100% fit and was making so many errors. I don't really know how she came through that set. Cirstea's reaction said it all. (I missed Clijsters match because she finished so quickly; it took her less time to win then it took Sveta and Sori to finish set 2)
Szavay vs Bartoli
After watching a few games of this match which included Bartoli winning set 2 and the first few games of the 3rd, I stopped watching. The quality was SHIT. Agnes really needs to shorten her swing on grass because she catches everything late. BTW Bartoli has definitly got into shape.
Baltacha vs Zheng
Match of the day for me!
I have never seen so many people packed around court 2 in my life.
First set, Bally was serving amazingly. Her serve is such a lovely shot to watch and it was working so well. In the 2nd i really don't know what happened...Bally lost all her form and was making so many errors of Zhengs 2nd serves it was a joke.
The final set was so much closer and tighter then the scoreline shows. Bally was fighting so hard and came up with some great passing shots; including a stunning shot on full stretch whilst still moving up the line which gave her match point. WD Bally and good luck in the QF vs Stosur.
Some Random shit
-Laura Robson, Tara Moore, Heather Watson and some other British girls were all training together in the afternoon.
-Mama Watson is just a legend.
-It was freezing in the West Stand of center court when the shadows crept over.
-Hantuchova was the complete opposite of what I expected her to be; rude and cocky.
-I saw Mel South and Jovanovic training together.
-It was great to see James Ward reach the QF; cant believe The All England Club didn't give him a MD WC into Wimbledon.
-MJMS is so nice and friendly.
-I couldn't get a seat on C1 for Kuzzy/Kimmy 's doubles match; it was full.
So thats when I left.
-Vika was lovely too.
I was actually expecting her to say no to signing my autograph ball.
-Dolgopalov was watching Watson vs Azarenka.....I don't know which one he was there for though.