Sunday, January 20, 2008

Marta's back!

So far had Marta Domachowska tumbled down the rankings, I wasn't even sure she was still playing. Then, at the beginning of this season, her name started popping up again, and I was glad to see it. Apparently, some personal problems threw her off her game in a big way. She showed everyone she was back in the Australian Open round of 16 by giving Venus Williams a spirited fight. Domachowska competed with steady serving, great court sense and fine athleticism. Errors crept in , though, and Williams took the match, 6-4, 6-4. Domachowska was most impressive, however, and it was a pleasure to see her on such a big stage.

Bud Collins had never heard of her, which surprised me.

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