Sunday, July 29, 2012

Radwanska upset in opening round of Olympic Games

Every once in a while, when she can keep her head together, Julia Goerges brings a scary game to the court. Today, in the first round of the Olympics, she hit 56 winners against 2nd seed Agnieszka Radwanska. When you consider that Radwanska made 21 errors--a whole lot, for her--and that Goerges whacked 20 aces, you can understand the 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 victory.

It rained most of the day today, so most scheduled matches were not played. 3rd seed Maria Sharapova advanced, however, with a win over Shahar Peer.

In other tennis news, Bojana Jovanovski won the Baku Cup, defeating Julia Cohen 6-3, 6-1 in the final. Irina Buryachok and Valeria Solovieva won the doubles title. None of the winners had ever before won WTA titles.

This is qualifying weekend for the Citi Open in Washington, DC. The top seed there is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The tournament made its debut last year, with the singles title going to Nadia Petrova.


Arsdorf said...

For a less dismissive commentary on Goerges' performance, see Ed McGrogan at Racquet Reaction:

Regrettably, for those of us in Asia there was no television coverage or computer feed.

Diane said...

Well, there was coverage for me, but not at the hour I wanted to get up; hence, there wasn't a lot I could say. McGrogan, no doubt, actually saw the match :)