American Men, Humble Vika Advance Wednesday at US Open
by Staff | August 29th, 2012, 11:32 pm
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Four Top 10 men’s seeds were up, and four Top 10 seeds advanced in first-round play on Wednesday at the US Open.


No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro advanced in straights, with Ferrer topping South African Kevin Anderson, and del Potro benefiting from the withdrawal by David Nalbandian (chest muscle), defeating lucky loser Florent Serra of France.

“He played really well,” said del Potro, who next meets American Ryan Harrison. “He served well in important moments, but I think I played much better in important moments than him — basically in the tiebreak, in the second set, and in the end of the match. Was a really close match, but I feel good.”

Needing to work harder were No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic who came from 1-2 sets down to beat Frenchman Guillaume Rufin 6-2 in the fifth, and No. 9 John Isner, fending off Xavier “X-Man” Malisse 7-6 in the fourth, winning both tiebreaks in the match.

“I’ve had a lot of practice, obviously,” Isner said with deadpan timing regarding the number of tiebreaks he plays. “Last week I won a tiebreaker at the end to win the tournament and it gave me a lot of confidence. I wish I could make it a little easier on myself. I tend to not to, as people know.”

Tipsarevic will next meet American comeback story Brian Baker, who was a straight-set winner Wednesday.

“I was probably a little more nervous today than I’d like to have been. But seven years [between US Opens] is a long time,” Baker said. “I haven’t really played [Tipsarevic]. I think I played him in junior Wimbledon when I was 15. When I get opportunities, I’m going to have to be aggressive and step up. I’m going to have to serve better than I did today.”

The lower seeds suffered upsets aplenty Wednesday as Latvian “The Importance of Being” Ernests Gulbis came from two sets down to beat No. 21 Tommy Haas, former Top 10er Tommy Robredo straight-setted No. 26 Andreas Seppi, the Luxembourg laser Gilles Muller served No. 28 Mikhail Youzhny off the court in five, and German Cedrik-Marcel “Don’t Call Me Carl-Uwe” Stebe toppled No. 29 Viktor Troicki in four.

It was the first time the 34-year-old Haas lost in the first round of the US Open since his debut in Flushing Meadows 17 years ago.

“I think I let it slip away a little bit in the third,” said Haas, up two sets to love and a break. “Just got a little bit tight, a little bit nervous trying to consolidate that break. Made a few bad errors that you can’t allow yourself to happen. Sort of gave him a chance to come back.”

Gulbis next meets NCAA champ Steve Johnson, who beat fellow American former collegiate Rajeev Ram 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3.

Other American winners on the day were Harrison in straight over Benjamin Becker, and former collegiate Bradley Klahn, who outlasted veteran Austrian Jurgen “Tuna” Melzer in five sets.

World No. 3 Andy Murray capped the night session by rolling Croat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.

Slim pickings to look for on Thursday in competitive second-round play include (23) Mardy Fish vs. former Top 10er Nikolay Davydenko, (24) Marcel Granollers vs. “Big Game” James Blake, U.S. youngster Jack Sock vs. Italian Flavio Cipolla, and French veteran Paul-Henri Mathieu vs. (15) Milos “The Missile” Raonic.

Top 10 seeds in action on the women’s side all drilled opponents in second-round play on Wednesday at the US Open, with two of the five players baking bagels, and none dropping a set. They were led by world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka who strolled past Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-2.

“The expectations are higher for sure,” said the world No. 1 and 2012 Australian Open champ and hoodie wearer on dealing with the pressure. “There is a lot more attention. People expect you to play better. For me, I always take it match by match, no matter where it is, what my ranking is. I have been doing it for pretty much my whole career. I try to stay humble and focused.”

Other Top 10 winners were No. 3 Maria Sharapova pounding Spaniard Lourdes Dom�nguez Lino 6-0, 6-1 in a less-than-thrilling featured night match, No. 5 Petra Kvitova handling Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in straights, No. 7 Sam Stosur bageling Romanian qualifier Edina Gallovits-Hall in the second set, and No. 9 Li Na turning back Aussie Casey Dellacqua 6-4, 6-4.

Upset-minded were French wildcard Kristina Mladenovic toppling No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2, Brit Laura Robson ousting No. 23 Kim Clijsters 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the former No. 1′s last US Open appearance, and Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier defeating No. 25 Yanina Wickmayer in straights.

“This seems like the perfect place to retire, I just wish it wasn’t today,” said an emotional Clijsters after the match.

NCAA runner-up and wildcard Mallory Burdette was also a winner, easing past Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-2, 6-4.

Women’s matches to look for Thursday at Flushing Meadows are plenty in (4) Serena Williams vs. the crafty Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Venus Williams vs. (6) Angelique Kerber, U.S. comer Sloane Stephens vs. German Tatjana Malek, (2) Aggie Radwanska vs. the sweet backhand of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, (13) Dominika Cibulkova vs. Serbian tough out Bojana Jovanovski, and (20) Roberta Vinci in a tough one vs. Yaroslava Shvedova.

TENNIS-X NEWS, NOTES, QUOTES AND BARBS

BLAKE GETTING IT FROM ALL SIDES – Now one of the old men on tour at age 32, American James Blake is getting his share of ribbing for his age, in addition to getting pranked. I knew I was going to get [ribbed by fellow players], because when I was a kid starting out around here I dished them out. So I knew they would come back to haunt me. I remember I used to make fun of Todd Martin. Todd was one of my key guys I would get. I made fun of him for taking so long to warm up, for his grey hair, for all that kind of stuff, for just in general being old. He said, ‘Just wait, just wait. You will be, too.’ Now I’m getting it from everyone. I’m getting the old jokes, the grandpa jokes, and I’m okay with that.” He also gets and gives his share of pranks from neighbor John Isner. “Off the court, I’m goofy,” Isner tells Vogue. “I’ve played some pretty cool pranks on people before. James Blake knows how to get into my house when I’m gone, so he’ll go and fill up my DVR with Spanish shows. I let the air out of the tires of his golf cart, so when he’s driving down to the course, he only gets halfway there. Stuff like that.”

MISC
Andy Roddick
has committed to play Delray Beach in 2013, the tour goes on…According to Businessweek, men’s non-Slam tour-level events generally distribute anywhere from 20%-30% of their revenue to players. The revenue sharing at the four Slams is 12%-16%. Other sports see players getting closer to 50% of revenues…The Wall Street Journal hammering the ATP stat-keeping machine: “Professional tennis is the last great refuge of incomplete, inaccurate, indifferent stat-keeping in the sports world. Tennis’s record books are rife with errors, thanks to the hodgepodge of organizations that oversee the sport and its confusing, ever-shifting calendar. Take, for example, the 1975 Australian Open…it is hard to even find an accurate men’s-singles draw for the 1975 Australian Open, one of the four major tournaments on the calendar. The men’s tour, known as the ATP World Tour, has on its website a draw showing 32 players. The problem is that 64 men competed — meaning all 64 have incorrect stats for the tournament. An ATP spokesman said, “we are looking at ways to complete our results database in the Open Era.” Accuracy problems aren’t confined to the older records. The ATP’s website has faulty statistics for the 2003 tournament in Madrid, one of the biggest events on the calendar outside of the Grand Slams. Roger Federer, for instance, won 140% of his service points against Mardy Fish, according to the site. (It’s safe to assume he gave his 110% in the match.).”…American Jack Sock, whose weight of shot and shot selection are spectacularly poor, has been predicted as Top 10 by Brad GilbertFour Japanese men were in the US Open singles draw this year, an Open Era record…Actress Susan Sarandon, 65, showed up at the US Open getting all handsy with Jonathan Bricklin, 33. The two are investors/business partners/founders of the SPiN ping pong club in New York City…The 70-year-old USTA tennis referee that was scheduled to work the US Open but instead was taken into custody for possibly beating her 80-year-old husband to death with a (USTA?) coffee cup was scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday in Los Angeles, with her bail set at $1 million…Justin Gimelstob, in the replay check out the self-satisfied smug smirk on your face as you stare in the camera waiting to talk. It’s annoying…Sweet Tennis Channel shot of the Lindsay Davenport championship banner at the US Open, with Tennis Channel commentator Davenport noting they spelled her name wrong on the banner…Rhyne Williams’ forehand on Tuesday makes Andy Roddick’s look like a 16-under player’s…Rhyne Williams, nice baseball bike chain around the neck playing tennis…In early doubles action, American rookies Steve Johnson/Jack Sock toppled veterans Max “The Beast” Mirnyi/Daniel Nestor, and American brothers Christian/Ryan Harrison beat 2011 US Open finalists Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski…All snarkyness aside, Serena Williams is looking the fittest we’ve seen her in a long time, which is bad news for the rest of the field…David Nalbandian pulled from the US Open with a strained chest muscle on Wedneday.


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106 Comments for American Men, Humble Vika Advance Wednesday at US Open

Humble Rafa Says:

Strained chest muscle? Did the Rubber Tummy get breast implants?


Colin Says:

One item in that piece had me muttering “Pots and kettles!” The journalistic world is as rife with errors as the ATP or, indeed, anyone.
It’s that “coffee mug murder” story. Can the journos please make their minds up what the woman was – a referee (who wouldn’t even be on the court), a line judge, or an umpire?


the DA Says:

All these players killing themselves with 5 setters in hot conditions. What’s up with that? The top guys are probably smiling to themselves.


jane Says:

Tsonga is in trouble…he’ll have to come through in 5 sets if he wants to win this match against Klizan. Jo’s about to get bageled in the third set unless he can hold serve.


jane Says:

I am not watching; is anyone? Is it his knee? I think I’ll try to find a stream. But that certainly opens things up here if Tsonga goes out. He held serve so it looks like a breadstick. Strange match.

Also Fish is down a set too.


Maso Says:

What the bloody hell is wrong with Tsonga today?!


huh Says:

hot men and women are making the courts even hotter for fans to watch!

for example, temperature must be soaring up whenever sharapova or vika go to play. B-)

and my darling laura robson must be creating desert storm or something likewise in her matches, she’s so hot that she just blows you away!


huh Says:

i guess the temperature at this USO must be in control at least in part with spanish god hot property rafa out! he just heats things up wherever he plays. women just sweat at his matches! ;)

i know many of our classmate gals who rooted for rafa just coz of his hotness(to them), lol ;)


Maso Says:

Why are my comments under moderation? I had one that went under moderation yesterday as well when I talked about Sharapova and I can’t see anything that was even remotely indecent about it.


huh Says:

i hope tsonga goes out to make life easier for muzza.


jane Says:

Tsonga was broken to start set 4, and was just about to go down a double break. Also, F-lo is down a break in set 5. F-lo would be a mini upset in Andy’s section, but Tsonga would be a big one. If by chance he does go out, Muzza’s quarter-finalist might be be Kei or perhaps Cilic. Actually, Andy’s draw would look pretty good until the semis, other than a possible match up with Milos, but I have a feeling Milos won’t even make it that far; he’s not really proven himself at the slams imo.


jane Says:

Yes, Tsonga goes down a mini break. He’s not moving that well; maybe it’s related to the fire hydrant accident??


jane Says:

oops I meant double break not mini break.


jane Says:

Well, he gets one back but I can’t tell what’s going on with him. He’s quite up and down and all over the map.

Meanwhile, checking the scores, Davydenko has just gone 2 sets to love up on Fish.


racquet Says:

While I’d be happier if Andy doesn’t have to meet Tsonga in the QF (if he makes it that far), I don’t enjoy seeing Jo Willly struggling like this. The crowd actually booed him for not trying on one shot. I’m usually always in his corner.

Meanwhile, Daveydenko is up 2 sets against Fish. Freaky day.

Jane, I hope you’re right about Raonic. I so don’t want to watch that 4th rnd match if it happens.


TennisFan Says:

Fish’s game is definitely not today’s catch … if you know what I mean :)


racquet Says:

I’ve just seen that Andujar is up a break on Feliciano Lopez in the fifth. WT….? Last time I checked, F-Lo was up 2 sets to 0.


racquet Says:

Tsonga out! Credit to Klizan, he played very well.


jane Says:

racquet, I like Milos, he’s Canadian after all, but I do think he’s been hyped up a lot, and I think he still has a fair amount of work to do on his game. He’s got a great serve obviously; he can volley well; his demeanour is very good; and he can hit a forehand well. But he has a tendency to play too far back, his movement isn’t that great; and his backhand is obviously a weaker side. I think Andy’s loss to him in Barcelona isn’t that revealing. Remember we all though Milos would meet Rafa at the FO, and then Monaco took him out. Same at Wimbledon; he went out earlier than expected. So until I see him prove himself at a slam, I certainly don’t see him taking out Andy.

Tsonga was “off” today. Somethings not right. He was definitely struggling, and we know he had that injury in Canada. But yeah, I hate when a crowd boos a player who is clearly having a tough time already – it’s like kicking someone when he’s down.

Klizan did play well, though. He deserved the win. Young Slovakian I guess – Skorocel, if you’re reading, aren’t you from that neck of the woods? Or have I got that wrong?

F-Lo has come back on serve in the 5th.


jane Says:

Looks like Fish has found a way into Davy’s service game finally.


racquet Says:

jane, I agree with that assessment. I would add that when Milos’ serve isn’t on the rest of his game suffers. He admitted as much after the 1st rnd scare. He said he was so reliant on the serve setting him up for the putaway that when it wasn’t clicking it threw him off completely. Interesting.

F-Lo blew his serve and they’re now 5-5. tsk


racquet Says:

After countless match points, F-Lo finally wins. Think he’ll be hitting the ice bath after that 4.5 hour match ;)


jane Says:

racquet, yeah I read that; and I guess he hit a bunch of double faults. I didn’t see the match so can’t comment on Milos’ form but if he barely scraped by Giraldo, he has no chance versus Andy. I realize “day form” comes into it, and Milos’ serve is hellish to face, like Isner’s, but I feel confident about Andy’s chances in that match.

F-Lo just won.

Deliciano and Pablo Honey = easy watching. ;)


Kimberly Says:

some great matches. And we should have a decent night match with Venus/Kerber but who knows.

Radwanksa struggling, Fish finding his way back and what on earth was up with Tsonga?


racquet Says:

Kimberly, it was similar to his match against Nishikori at the AO this year. Just baffling.


Kimberly Says:

i mean, some days are better than others but you would think with his explosive serve he would be able to hold serve on a medium-fast hard court a lot more than he did


Kimberly Says:

Fish is rolling now, not willing to be the catch of the day


jane Says:

So far, Raonic seems to be playing better today, but his first serve percentage is still not that high, he’s hit 4 double faults, and he’s winning only 56% of his second serve points – and that’s against Mathieu. I’d imagine that would be worse versus a top returner.


Kimmi Says:

Raonic Winning 56% on 2nd serve is very good. If he was winning that on first then I would say bad. Hopeful he finish this in 3.
I don’t believe civic finished in 5 again, he was 2 sets to none for gods sake. Now two 5 setter in a row, I don’t care who you are, he will be tired by now.


Kimmi Says:

Meant cilic.


jane Says:

Yeah, you’re right 100% Kimmi. I don’t know why I thought that was low, must’ve been thinking firsts??? He’s actually up to 59% on seconds and 91% on firsts.


Wog boy Says:

Čilić likes five setters:)


steve-o Says:

Yes, Cilic has a tendency to get embroiled in these marathon five-setters. Last time maybe he was rusty and needed two sets to get into the match. But this time he had the two-set lead and then let his mind wander.

I don’t know if he will ever be able to figure out how to get it done quickly and conserve his energy for the later rounds. It’s an important part of being a top player.

He’s a player who has a tendency to make life way too complicated for himself. If he can just simplify things just a little bit, he can avoid spending so much energy on the early rounds.


Kimmi Says:

I agree about your comment re: raonic Jane. Since that break through at oz open he hasnt done good in slams again. Maybe players have figured him out. I hope he does well here. Fast hardcourts are his favorite surface i believe.


the DA Says:

What a yawn this Raonic match is. I can go to practice courts if I want to watch serves all day.


racquet Says:

Roddick just announced that this will be his last tournament.


jane Says:

Kimmi, yeah, the jury is still out on Milos for me.

Roddick’s press conference is on live – he’s retiring – wow! I thought I read he’d committed to Del Ray in 2013, so I am surprised. Well hopefully he’ll stay involved in tennis in some capacity.


Wog boy Says:

I still remember his match vs Roddick at AO2010, I was there, he was two sets up and stiil went to five before he won. I have to say though that Roddick used every trick in the book to disrupt Marin’s game and he almost succeeded.


jane Says:

It’s also Roddick’s birthday today; his 30th. So it’s an interesting time to announce his retirement. I like when asked what he’d miss the most he said “all of you.” LOL.


Kimmi Says:

Roddick retiring? Hmmm, I kind knew that was coming. Is this his last tourney or is he going to finish the season?

Glad Milos finished match with no drama


racquet Says:

Roddick was never my favorite player but I always liked to watch him. I’ll especially miss his witty and articulate press conferences.


jane Says:

Last tourney he said Kimmi.


dari Says:

Tennis, why so rough on us these days?!

Nice style for him to call it quits on 30th bday. I was surprisingly surprised.

Wish you all the best, Mr Decker!


dari Says:

I hope this uso does not stay so sad :(

Wog boy- you think another Australian will end another career tomorrow ? ;)


jane Says:

I loved Roddick when he first became a force on the tour, like in 2001 or something; he was bursting with hyper energy and it was very fun to watch. His work ethic was first-rate, and he’s always been fabulous in press conferences.

Aww, Mary Jo is tearing up. That’s sweet.


dari Says:

mary jo made me lose it!

Does everyone feel like their own generation’s players are the most unforgettable? or is it really true about the players who are playing (and retiring) right now? it’s also maybe a little more emotional when andy and kim are in the group of players that i watched as a kid, “grew up on” in many ways. Ah, tennis and life- hand and hand


Huh Says:

just too sad…

why is roddick retiring??? he was my second fave player after fed. i’d not mind his retirement so much if he had that wimbledon dream fulfilled. poor rod, he didn’t get his wimbledon. he’ll perhaps be forgotten at wimby despite of being the best grass courter of fed’s generation apart from fed n rafa. rod shoulda won one wimby, he wanted it so much! cruel sports… :(

he goes out with his dream remaining unfulfilled…

sad day for his fans, sad day for american tennis…

moreover, american tennis just lost its last great male player.


Huh Says:

can’t believe it still! i’m shocked and sad and disappointed.

roddick’s definitely not a failure, but a success and a tennis player worth remembering for the rest of my life. the way he handled that soul-crushing 2009 wimbledon loss remains etched in memory to bring agony… :(


Huh Says:

it’s not a sad day for just american tennis, but even for the whole tennis world. i sure hope players speak about his retirement and give him their fitting tribute. roddick deserves it…


dari Says:

i thought people were reading too much into his lingering wave at Wimbledon after losing 3R to ferrer, but i guess not.


jane Says:

That Wimbledon loss came to my mind too. It was sooooooo close and it was like seeing his dream just slip through his grasp.


Wog boy Says:

dari,

Which one Tomic or Hewitt? ;)

Good question, the way Tomic is playing this year he should star thinking about that :)

Just joking, I don’t think Hewitt is going to retire, it is more likely to wait for AO and do it infront of his crowd.

I don’t have any news on Jelena, not yet. I will keep you informed if something comes up on forums that you cannot read due to language barrier.


dari Says:

wog boy, I meant about how Laura (native australian, as you educated me) beat kim in her last match and now tomic has a shot to be the last to play and beat andy.

now roger is on with his ugly white socks…


jane Says:

White socks? You’re picky dari. :) At least his name isn’t Jack Sock.


dari Says:

jane, i don’t know why it is irritating me so. sophisticated, dark, lovely outfit, and then the socks just take it down a notch for me. Anyhow, hope for some entertainment tonight on ashe, probably won’t come from this first match, but venus and kerber hopefully


jane Says:

Yep, the second one could be good.

J-Mac is so funny right now, talking about how grey hair makes the losses tougher to take, and how he’s advocated for shorter shorts. I prefer J-Mac with Fowler, as opposed to when he commentates with his bro.

He seems to be concerned that Roddick’s decision is “rash.” I have to say that I was surprised, because it was this week that I read Roddick had confirmed participation in Del Ray next week. Wow.


jane Says:

* I mean Del Ray next *year (not week).


Wog boy Says:

dari,

Sorry, I misread your post:(


jane Says:

Yay James Blake!! I have always liked him.


dari Says:

I did not make it easy to understand, WB


dari Says:

he does look so happy with the win, jane. good for him


Wog boy Says:

dari,

BTW, I didn’t know myself about Laura Robson but having Aussie commentators, on my TV coverage, they were quite happy to point that out, that she is Aussie born girl.


Kimmi Says:

venus needs to start well and that is not what she wants.


Wog boy Says:

Five games….five brakes !


Kimmi Says:

seriously!!


Wog boy Says:

Kimmi,

Aren’t you watching?


Kimmi Says:

I am watching, and venus cant serve..she is like 1-11 on her secend serve


Kimmi Says:

she needs to hold now. venus i mean. she hasnt hold her serve in this match yet.

there is another break


Kimmi Says:

great defense from kerber.


jane Says:

Kimmi, does Kerber remind you of Rafa a little bit? I mean her style? She’s certainly tenacious.


Tennis Fan Says:

Raonic played a good match today .. and his game improved as the match went on.

Blake played as well as I have seen him play in a long time so maybe he will put up some resistance to Raonic … but I take Raonic in the next to set up a face to face with the Muz…


Wog boy Says:

The crowd is doing its best to lift her spirit, fighting spirit…… Is it going to work, doesn’t look like it.


Kimmi Says:

she is! commentators are saying she is as fierce as sharapova.


Kimmi Says:

ok, she needs to hold now. maybe it will give her the confidence


Kimmi Says:

wow! she cant even hit a smash! kerber is good but venus is so bad at the moment


Kimmi Says:

It is sad to watch venus like this. maybe she should retire too :)


Kimmi Says:

FINALLY! she holds! but what a battle


Wog boy Says:

Is it only me or Kerber reminds me on Davy, the way she is always low and picking up the ball early?


Kimmi Says:

break! maybe we have the match.


Wog boy Says:

Kimmi,

Even if Venus winns second set, do you think she will have enough juice left for the third one.


Kimmi Says:

yap wogboy, the way it is going now i dont think so. this is a very high demanding match. kerber will just not give up


Kimmi Says:

done and dusted! kerber serving for the match.


Wog boy Says:

Not yet!


Kimmi Says:

what a set! some great tennis, venus got rewarded this time. BUT, can she keep it up??


Wog boy Says:

Venus is winning third set !


Kimmi Says:

she should stop hitting too many DF, she might win.


Tennisfan Says:

To be really honest womens tennis today is pretty bad. Used to be that some of the women could hold their serves. Now for most women the serve is just a liability. If you hold serve thats like getting a break … and getting a break is just a normal game. Miss the days of Henin and others where there was some consistency on tour. The match tonight is just really sloppy tennis … but I guess some people like the drama. I prefer tennis.


jane Says:

In the Kim vs. Laura match each woman was broken only twice and both sets went the distance to a tiebreak; it was a very high quality match – one of the better woman’s matches I’d seen in a long time.


jane Says:

I have to agree that this match has been too error strewn and there’s been 13 breaks of serves and 16 double faults between the two of them. I wish Kerber would’ve just served it out, frankly.


Kimmi Says:

they are holding their own now. it is becoming a very good match imo.


Kimmi Says:

venus is the one with too many error. she probably at 50 ue right now.

ok, pmac just said 48


Kimmi Says:

13 DFs, venus


Kimberly Says:

Great match IMO


Gannu Says:

super match…watching in office…both of them are playing very well


jane Says:

In terms of drama, they’ve both been very tenacious in this third set, but it’s certainly not a clean match: both players have hit more errors than winners and are now up to 15 breaks of serve and 20 double faults. It would be nice if they could end it in a tiebreak anyhow. I think Venus will win.


Kimmi Says:

if venus wins this match, then she would win after 2 straight loses to kerber. it will be incredible for her.

I picked kerber but hope venus wins this time.


Kimmi Says:

venus is not very stable. she needs to concentrate here

uh! bottom of the net!

BREAK! Kerber wins again. bad game from venus.


Kimberly Says:

Too bad, but a great entertaining match, if Venus can get a little luck on some draws she could get seeded in the future


Kimmi Says:

WOW! kerber is good with those down the line shots.


Kimmi Says:

kerbers wins. three straight wins against venus now.

oh well, no luck for venus. great match though.

venus is not match tough, so she loses these close matches. DFs and bad errors on big points.

She is still in doubled, so not all is lost..


jane Says:

I feel like Kerber should have won this match in two sets when she was serving for it, but at least she pulled it out in the end.


Kimberly Says:

Very disappointed. But hopefully Venus can keep increasing her level and start to compete, at least for another year or two


Kimberly Says:

Finally, a decent night match on Arthur Ashe


Kimmi Says:

it lived up to expectations kimberly. Hope we get a good one tomorrow night. The only full match i can watch live during the week is the second match at night.

I cant wait for the weekend.

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