Friday, January 18, 2008

More seeds gone

With half of the third round played, joining the seeds who had already fallen are Amelie Mauresmo, Francesca Schiavone, Shahar Peer, Virginie Razzano, and Victoria Azarenka. Though Mauresmo's upset is the biggest one on paper, her recent troubles, compounded by her 2007 troubles, make it, unforunately, not that much of a surprise. What did surprise me was Peer's failure to win more than two games in her match against Elena Dementieva.

As always, it was a pleasure to watch Schiavone play Justine Henin. One of the few players who gives Henin a real battle, she nevertheless cannot defeat her.


Anonymous said...

maybe...just maybe this is the year for Dementieva to win a slam?

ok I better stop before I jinx year!


Anonymous said...

Elena - I spoke too early...

ahhh...maybe next time.