My wednesday report
Virginie Razzano beats Alexandra Stevenson 6-3 6-2
Although Stevenson has some great talent, it was surpising enough Razzano who was leading when I entered: 5-1. Encouraged by her mom and Oracene Williams (I was about 4 seats away from them), Alex managed to get back to 5-3. But she made too many errors to trouble a steady Razzano. Stevenson kept on complaining about linecalls over and over, while we could all see the ball was clearly on the line most of the times. She needs to work on those unforced error.
Clijsters/Flipkens beat Gubacsi/Peribeynis 5-7 6-3 6-3
Great doubels match. Flipkens was good but Elke was extraordinary. She made some foolish errors too, but she's young and can still learn. Elke kept on encouraging her friend after each point and they both showed some great points. Deserved win, good match.
Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Zuzana Ondraskova 6-4 7-6
Never heard of the girl but she sure can play. Justine raced away to a 4-0 and 5-1 lead with steady tennis, but then let the czech girl into the match. Justine made some nasty errors troughout the match, especially at the net. Ondraskova really impressed me. She really kept on the same level of speed and power as Justine in the rallies. I see a great future for Ondraskova if she keeps on playing this way. Zuzana was leading 5-3 in the second I believe, but Justine worked herself into the match again, and finished it convincing in the tiebreak. Oh and she signed my big tennis ball afterwards
Roesch beats Magui Serna 6-7 6-1 6-1
Only saw the last point, took a picture of Roesch and Magui leaving the court
Patty Schnyder beats Denisa Chladkova 7-5 6-0
I've seen both players play before and I must say Denisa has improved a lot. Chladkova mixes hard balls with a loopy one now and a while. She kept running because Schnyder's balls were steered all over the court and each time Patty played a drop shot, it was a good one as Chladkova moves very slowly to the net. Great exciting first set, that ended in a marathon game at 6-5, where Patty needed at least 6 set points. (left after first set)
A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening ear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn.