Unfortunately, it was an altogether sadder state of affairs for No.3 seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Katarina Srebotnik who were forced to give 14th seeds Leander Paes and Cara Black a walkover. Srebotnik made the decision to withdraw after injuring her back.
I'm not the one to judge really, but isn't it hypocritical how doubles players always complain about the lack of coverage and interest in their matches and how they should be treated with more respect - yet they go and mindlessly pull out of mixed doubles, obviously believing it's not worth breaking a sweat when they have W/M doubles still to play. They're discrediting themselves with such actions and I kinda hope Kata and Zimonjic end up losing their SFs - and learn that they need to be consistent with their believes...
OK, my wishes didn't come true, haha - they're through to the final Kata/Peschke/Vesnina defeated Mirza 6-3 6-1. Sadly Vesnina, even though she was a great addition to the team, wont be there in the final
Vesnina literally couldn't hit a ball over the net. Like, no ball at all!
Lighten up Boreas! Kata's been doing great all year, and now she has a chance to reach the top of the doubles ranking. After having had to give up singles, she's definitely making the most of it.
I can still tell what bothers me. And that yesterday was a fine case of hypocrisy from Kata.
Also -she purposely decided to give her singles career up, she didn't have to. She said it herself - I know I could get back inside the top 70, but that doesn't interest me when I've already been in the top 20 before.
Not criticizing her - we just have to make things straight here.
I'm happy for her, she deserves a slam in women's doubles as well.