Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What it is about Nadia Petrova?

Last year, when many expected her to win the French Open, she injured herself in practice and got taken out in the first round (and it is amazing how many people fail to mention the injury part). Today, she injured her back and went out in the first round again, sending Kveta Peschke into round two.

Also gone today is the talented Aravane Rezai, who retired in the final in Istambul because of tendonitis. It was a good idea, since she didn't want to risk not being able to play at the French Open. But she was defeated by her countrywoman Marion Bartoli. And though Bartoli, when she puts her mind to it, can be a formidable opponent, I can't help but think Rezai wasn't totally healed from Istambul.

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