Friday, 20 July 2012

Jankovic wins a match!?!


Singles - Second Round
(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 64
(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 26 64 64
(5) Christina McHale (USA) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 46 64 64
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (LL) Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 61


Singles - Quarterfinals
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 60
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (6) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 20 ret. (viral illness)
(7) Mona Barthel (GER) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 64
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 36 75 64

Singles - Second Round
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (3) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 64 64
(6) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (Q) Mariana Duque-MariƱo (COL) 60 61
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 64 75
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 62 36 62


(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 26 64 64

Ouch... Melinda Czink should be slapping herself for losing this match. Out of 24 break points, she only won 4. FOUR. That is a conversion rate of 16.7%. And given Jankovic's fragile mental state, that is piss poor. Jankovic finally breaks her losing streak here after losing her last 3 tournaments in the first round. Will she make another random run? Seems unlikely... She was totally lucky to escape a loss.

Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (3) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 64 64

Wow... What an unexpected loss from Anabel Medina. Sure, Johanna is playing at home but I expected a tougher fight from the Spaniard. She seemed to specialise in winning these smaller clay events. But it seems like she's struggling to win matches here as well. She's nearing the twilight of her career and I wonder if this loss will put the final nail in the coffin for her at the end of the year.

Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 60

Pavlyuchenkova is taking the right step here by entering weaker tournaments to regain her opponents. But this collapse is worrying. Mathilde is infamous for her weak delivery but not breaking her in the 2nd set is totally unacceptable. If this continues, Pavlyuchenkova will be out of the top 50 in no time. To think that last year she reached the quarter-finals of French Open and US Open. 

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