Monday, February 4, 2008
The Ukrainian Upset Special
We all (sports media excluded) had to sit up and take notice when the Bondarenko sisters, Alona and Katyrina, won the Australian Open. Now, another Ukrainian, Yuliana Fedak and her partner, American Julie Ditty, have defeated the top seeds in the first round of the Open Gaz de France. Fedak and Ditty beat Cara Black and Leizel Huber, 6-4, 0-6, 10-5, and will move on to the second round.
I do not think that Fedak and Ditty have ever played together before. Black and Huber are numbers 1 and 2 in the world, respectively.