Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sweeping the court

Sloane Stephens had to go three sets against Ajla Tomlijanovic, but did advance to the third round. Also advancing were Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Yvonne Meusburger, and Kurumi Nara. 

Here she is: a six-year-old Pironkova!

The Donald meets The Marion.

During her only Australian Open singles match, Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore a flashy, Bartoli-designed wristband.

"There should be a 10-minute break for the men after 3rd set," tweets Darren Cahill, which is quite a contrast to his annual Australian Open "complaining about the heat is for sissies" speech.

"If ______ wins this match, I'll eat my racket!"


Anonymous said...

Ajla Tomljonavic should be doing better. She's moves well and is more powerful off the ground and serve than Sloane. Her first deliveries were consistently between 110mph and 115mph. It was evident last night. She served for the match. A little more consistency mentally would take her into the top 10. She is major talent. It has gone virtually unnoticed, as far as I can tell.

Diane said...

She's certainly on the "watch" list. She needs to smooth out the rough edges, but we could be looking at a breakthrough.

Bobby Skipsey said...

Ajla Tomljonavic hit a few serves at 122mph Impressive.