Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wimbledon day 2--Srebotnik the only seed eliminated

Yesterday, five seeded players fell; today, it was only one, and she fell in a dramatic way. The talented Katarina Srebotnik, whose volleying--theoretically--should take her deep into the Wimbledon draw, was defeated in the first round by Julia Goerges of Germany. Goerges, who is ranked number 102 in the world, defeated Srebotnik 4-6, 7-6, 16-14. (In case you are not familiar, there is no tiebreak in a Wimbledon third set.)

They two played for two hours and sixteen minutes, none of which I was able to watch. They broke each other eight times apiece, though Srebotnik had twice as many break chances against Goerges than vice versa. The remaining stats for both players are remarkably similar except for the unforced error count: Goerges had twice as many unforced errors as Srebotnik.

I am probably going to watch at least some of this later.

Goerges will play Marina Erakovic in the next round.


Anonymous said...

Two hours? It was actually closer to four!

Diane said...

I'm just going by the time posted on the Wimbledon website. Thanks for the correction.