3rd round of a Slam, Am I right here?
What an amazing event for some journeywomen and youngsters. Seven of the 32 players are in the 3rd round of a Slam for the first time. 12 have been to the 3rd round three or less times.
Some nice paycheques going around.
Burdette: 1st time
Hlavackova: 1st time
Puchkova: 1st time
Tatishvili: 1st time
Parmentier: 1st time
Mladenovic: 1st time
Robson: 1st time
Soler-Espinosa: 2nd time
Minella: 2nd time
Govortsova: 3rd time (1st time off clay)
Pironkova: 3rd time (1st time off grass)
Lepchenko: 3rd time (all this year)
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
You made the list: NEW President Bouchard, Cibulkova, Mladenovic, Wozniacki, Kerber, Cornet, Watson, Broady.
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