CATALINA CASTANO'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2006 CHEERING THREAD!
Catalina has never passed the first round in Melbourne, however she has only competed once and that was last year, where she fell to American Mashona Washington 6-2 6-3. But in the past 12 months, Catalina has seen herself in the Quarterfinals of Bogota, Acapulco and Stockholm. She has also reached the Semifinals in Canberra and Seoul and the Final in Budapest, as well as victories over Suarez, Schnyder and Dulko. Also, as a qualifier, Catalina reached the 4th round in Miami, falling to Venus Williams 6-4 2-6 6-1. She also qualified for Rome and reached the third round, before falling to Vera Zvonareva in 3 sets. Now Catalina is back in Melbourne and ready to roll! Good luck Catalina!
Tough ask for Catalina, she faces Vera Dushevina who made the final 16 last year. Having said that, Dushevina struggled in her first round match against Craybas last year in the first round, and maybe she will feel some pressure. Catalina has nothing to defend and nothing to lose, vamos!! If Cata wins, she will play either Schiavone or Serra Zanetti....don't like her chances of reaching the third round. But best of luck Catalina!!
Rossana beat Vera Dushevina 57 63 61!! oh my god i can't believe it, Dushevina is a top 40 player and made the final 16 last year. Vamos Cata!!! brilliant!
I wish it was Rossana Ben, but I'm pritty sure it was Catalina . Well done to her, this is a great win and she is colsing in on the top 30!! She is so cool, I hope we get to see her on a show court soon. She has Fran next, but she can so win that game!! Shes on fire!! (Would you say she is on fore this week Ben?)
Well done babe, and good luck against Fran...not that you are going to need it!!