Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Kremlin Cup is getting interesting

Sharapova is out, Mauresmo is out, Bartoli is out, Schnyder is out, Bammer is out. And we're still in the second round! The Sharapova and Mauresmo defeats were not unexpected, given their injury and illness status. There are still plenty of Russians left--defending champion Anna Chakvetadze, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Dushevina, Vera Zvonareva, Elena Vesnina, Dinara Safina, and Elena Dementieva.

I expect the upsets to keep coming--why stop now? Kuznetsova, Serena Williams and Chakvetadze are still around, but for how long? It was at this tournament last year that Chakvetadze made it clear that she was a top ten player. Will someone else make a big splash in Moscow this year? Victoria Azarenka has already dispensed with both Bammer and Sharapova; can she take out Dementieva, too?

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