Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chakvetadze and Mauresmo both upset in 2nd round

I was sad, but not surprised, to see my very favorite player, Amelie Mauresmo, make a second round exit today at the French Open.

I was also not surprised to see Anna Chakvetadze suffer defeat in the second round. Inconsistent at her best times, not really a clay player, and now just plain not right since the trauma she suffered in December, the talented Chakvetadze is having trouble finding her way back.

Other seeds defeated today were fomer top-ten player Ai Sugiyama and Maria Kirilenko.

Suarez Navarro def. Amelie Mauresmo (seeded no. 22), 6-3, 6-4
Kaia Kanepi def. Anna Chakvetadze (seeded no. 6) , 6-4, 7-6
Olga Govortsova def. Ai Sugiyama (seeded no. 31), 6-0, 7-5
Zheng Jie def. Maria Kirilenko (seeded no. 21), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

4 comments:

nath said...

Carlos Rodriguez (ex-coach of Justine Henin) is going to train Anna Chakvetadze.

We don't know if he will go on tournament with her but he will give her some advices.

He had already train her 1 week before French Open. They are going to pursue this experience.

(Hope you understand my english !!!)

Diane said...

Interesting. I hadn't heard that. She needs someone right now, that's for sure.

Thanks for dropping by, Nath. Your English is fine!

nath said...

Apparently Carlos Rodriguez contradicts information.
Anna Chakvetadze said he was going to coach her but Rodriguez said that they are going to meet next week and then decide if they work together.
But, Rodriguez said he will not go with her on tournament.

If you understand french :

http://www.lalibre.be/sports/tennis/article/424695/carlos-rodriguez-n-entrainera-pas-chakvetadze.html

Sorry for the previous information

I really like your website ! Thank you ! It's really more interesting that tennis website in french !

Diane said...

I just heard that they worked together a bit this week and will then decide what to do.

Thanks for your kind words, Nath.