Saturday, January 3, 2009

This and that...

According to Chris Pike, both Marat and Dinara Safina (and especially Dinara) are feeling really desperate. The next match is between Russia and Italy, so the crowd will get to see the desperate siblings play together for the first time.

Speaking of Hopman Cup, Alize Cornet topped off her win against Hsieh Su-Wei with a mixed doubles win (with partner Gilles Simon) over Hsieh and Lu Yen-Hsu, 6-4, 7-6.

The season is about to officially start, but you still have time to answer 100 intriguing questions.

Jelena Dokic's first round opponent at the Brisbane International tournament is Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo has a 2-1 record over Dokic.

And first on the court--which means first ever on the court for the new Brisbane Intenational tournament--will be Sam Stosur, who will play Maria Kirilenko.


David said...

Dokic was hitting with stosur for a while yesterday (i was there) while mauresmo and azarenka were next to them, and at the end all 4 played some games with eachother...dokic was blasting winners straight by i think she might be a little worried
Jelena was hitting extremely well

Todd Spiker said...

Wow, it's been almost six years since Dokic and Mauresmo played (and this will be their first hard court meeting).

Diane said...

Thanks for the update, David. It doesn't make me that happy (despite being pleased for Dokic), but I'm prepared.

I didn't realize this was going to be their first hard court match--wow.

David said...

Well obviously match play is different to practice, and mauresmo was hitting her serve quite well in that practice session, so i would bet on amelie but i except it to be competitive