Friday, June 25, 2010

Jankovic makes easy trip to Wimbledon round of 16

It took 4th seed Jelena Jankovic just fourteen minutes to win her first set against 28th seed Alona Bondarenko in today's Wimbledon third round play. It took her under an hour to win the whole thing, 6-0, 6-3. Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Marion Bartoli, and Venus Williams won their matches in straight sets, and Tsvetana Pironkova won her by retirement when Regina Kulikova's back once again went out on her.

Looking very good today was 21st seed Vera Zvonareva, who--despite double-faulting a few too many times--was simply stunning in the service department, posting a 94 first serve win percentage. She also looked very sharp at the net. Zvonareva was never broken by opponent Yanina Wickmayer, the 15th seed, and came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Finally, there was Jarmilla Groth, who has looked good in this tournament so far. She became careless in her second set against Angelique Kerber, and was broken the first time she served for the match. She had to wait a while to serve for it again, but she did so successfully. Groth defeated Kerber 6-3, 7-5, and--in the course of the match--hit some truly lovely winners.


tenaciouslytennis said...

I'm curious. Who do you see winning the match between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin?

I'm thinking Henin. In my opinion, she wants it much more.

Diane said...

It's practically impossible to call, but if someone told me I absolutely had to make a prediction, I'd say Clijsters.