Thursday, 31 May 2012

Roland Garros: Day 5 wrap-up

Nothing too surprising from Day 5 as most seeds went through.

Singles - Second Round
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 61 63
(7) Li Na (CHN) d. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 60 62
(9) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 61 64
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 62
(14) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 26 63 61
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (16) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 64 36 63
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (19) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 76(4) 46 64
(22) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 46 63 63
(23) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61
(25) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Heather Watson (GBR) 63 64
(28) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 63
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 61 63
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (LL) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 46 64 61
Arantxa Rus (NED) d. Virginie Razzano (FRA) 63 76(3)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) d. (WC) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 36 63 75
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 61 60


Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (16) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 64 36 63

Talk about winning the important points. Klara Zakopalova won just one more point than Maria Kirilenko in the whole match but won the match. Winning just one more break point than her opponent, Klara edged out the 16th seed to take her place in the 3rd round. Klara Zakopalova has always been a clean striker of the ball but she's been lack down by her lack of desire. Even when winning easily, she is always sulking. If only she can show more passion, she can be a steady top 30 player. As for Kirilenko, she finishes her unimpressive clay season. Quite a let-down after some good showings in the earlier part of the year.

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (19) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 76(4) 46 64

Serving for the set at 5-2 and 6-5 and manages to lose the first set. Serving to stay in the match and manages to lose her serve. It seems like Jelena Jankovic has lost all her mental strength. If Svetlana is a has-been, Jelena will be a had-been. There must be something going on with her. Nobody plays this bad for no reason. Maybe she's lost the passion, maybe she has other priorities in her life now, we'll never know. I hope Jelena is prepared for her post-tennis life because I don't think she will bother to dwell in challengers to get her ranking back.

(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 61 60

What a thrashing. Yaroslava dishes out a breadstick and a bagel for Sofia Arvidsson. Shvedova was never broken in the set and is so dominant that Sofia didn't even have a break point in the second set. This is a far cry from what happened last year as Yaroslava was struggling with injuries and free-falling down the rankings. Shvedova is a competent clay-courter as evidenced by her quarter-final shwoing here 2 years ago until injuries derailed her. Now at a humble ranking of 142, she fought through qualifying and looks set to make an impact here. She will face a tougher test in Carla Suarez Navarro next round and hopefully she will continue her good form.

No comments:

Post a Comment