Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One Bondarenko out of Ponte Vedra Beach

The Bondarenko sisters, Alona and Kateryna, had to play each other today in Ponte Vedra Beach. The match went to three sets, with one second set game containing thirteen deuces, and with Alona emerging the winner. The winning Bondarenko said "We have different styles....I have to play the long points and she doesn't." They are now 3 and 3 against each other.

Edina Gallovits and Olga Govortsova lost their doubles match to Peng Shuai and Yan Zi, but the good news is that they are playing together again! I hope they will play in Charleston, where they were last year's finalists.

Nadia Petrova said that Madison Keys "took me by surprise." Petrova, the top seed, said she was trying to blow Keys off the court, and that wasn't working, so she adjusted her game. Keys was pleased with the quality of the match, though Petrova beat her, 6-3, 6-2.

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