NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Dementieva rolls into semifinals
Carla Suarez Navarro is pleasant to watch and has a lovely backhand, but none of her skills was very useful in her Australian Open quarterfinal match against Elena Dementieva, who defeated her 6-2, 6-2. Suarez Navarro had chances--ten break chances, to be exact--but failed to capitalize on any of them. Dementieva had a first serve percentage of 79, but she also double-faulted ten times.