Did Leif Shiras think of that himself, or did he borrow it? I don't know, but it's the best tennis player nickname to come about in a long time. And--hot player that she is--Halepeno is into the final of the Kremlin Cup. Simona Halep easily (6-2, 6-1) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinals. Also, Sam Stosur beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4.
Stosur is now on a 9-match win streak. Halep is 4-0 in finals this year.
Kuznetsova and Stosur will play again in the doubles final, this time as teammates. Their opponents will be Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova.
There were some disappointments today in Luxembourg. Stefanie Voegele's run came to an end when she had to retire against Annika Beck. Beck's opponent in the final will be Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-4.
The team of Polona Hercog and Lisa Raymond had to retire in one of the Luxembourg semifinals today. Hercog experiened some type of rib injury. That retirement sent Stephanie Vogt and Yanina Wickmayer to the final. Also competing in the doubles final will be Kristina Barrois and Laura Thorpe, who upset the top seeds yesterday.