Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bartoli disaster


Singles - Second Round
(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Vania King (USA) 64 57 64
(4) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) 64 63
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 64 62
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 63 76(2)


Polona Hercog d. (2) Julia Goerges 7-6(4) 6-2

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Vania King (USA) 64 57 64

Marion Bartoli serves 18 double faults and still manages to win. No idea how this girl is still in the top 10 playing such horrendous tennis. Maybe's frustrated at being left out of Olympics and is trying to vent her anger by serving 2 first serves? Just puzzling from the girl who snapped Victoria's winning streak in the beginning of the year. Maybe she's been cursed. Anyway, if your opponent serves this badly, you should be able to win. But Vania manages to screw it up. She needs to learn how to close matches because she can always give fits to top players but is almost never able to close them out.

(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 63 76(2)

One step forward, 2 steps back for this British lass. She seemed to be content with reaching 2nd rounds throughout her career. Look at this amazing stat: 0 out of 7 break points saved. Just ridiculous from Heather as Chan is not known for her massive returns. Another walking bye in the Olympics I'm afraid.

Polona Hercog d. (2) Julia Goerges 7-6(4) 6-2

Dear Julia, do yourself a favour and stop playing these meaningless clay events! Playing them for cheap points is shameful enough, playing them and losing early is going to crush your already fragile confidence. Polona Hercog has been on a 5 match losing streak and only Goerges can manage to screw this up. And with the surface transition to grass in Olympics, she's going to lose early if she's not used to it. Just stupid and silly scheduling from the German.

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