Saturday, January 19, 2013


Quick update:


Azarenka v. Hampton - This was the match to end all matches and would have resulted in the upset of the tournament.  Azarenka was pushed to 3 sets but pulled out the win in the end.  The question that is asked by fans is this … what if Hampton was not injured?

Vesnina v. Vinci - Vinci had MPs and ended up losing the match.  Seems as if that Hobart win has pushed Vesnina to new heights

Wozniack v. Tsurenko - Wozniacki

Svetlana Kuznetsova v. Carla Suarez-Navarro - Svetlana fought long and hard for this match and even at the end you still had no idea who would win, but credit the 2 time Grand Slam champ for pulling out the win.

Williams v. Morita - Quick and efficient by Williams in the first set.  A bit complicated in the second but Williams as expected  pulled out the win. Lots to like with Morita’s game.  Very attacking game. 2 hands on both sides.  Moves very well.  Needs to serve better, but lots to like here.

Wickmayer v Kirilenko - As expected the quicker Kirilenko forced so many errors off the racquet of Wickmayer.  Good to see Wickmayer looking like she is playing better than she has done through last season.  Here’s hoping that she has turned the corner mentally and physically.

Date-Krumm v. Jovanovski - Battle of the difference in age with the younger playing coming out on top. 

Stephens v. Robson - Stephens

 Day 7 Picks 

Li v. Georges - Li 
Kerber v. Makarova - Kerber
Flipkens v. Sharapova - Sharapova
Ivanovic v. Radwanska - Radwanska