Friday, March 28, 2008

Szavay, Radwanska, Bondarenko, Kirilenko,and Bartoli say goodbye

In addition to Michelle Larcher de Brito's upset of Agnieszka Radwanska at the Sony Ericsson Open today, there were some other notable upsets. Elena Vesnina defeated Agnes Szavay, the always dangerous Kaia Kanepi defeated Alona Bondarenko, Sara Errani defeated Maria Kirilenko, and Caroline Wozniacki beat Marion Bartoli.

Vesnina def. Szavay, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Kanepi def. Bondarenko, 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
Errani def. Kirilenko, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Wozniacki def. Bartoli, 6-3, 6-1


Rob said...

So, was 2007 just a fairytale for Agnes and Marion?

Diane said...

I'm sorry to say I think it was probably Marion's greatest moment. It pains me to say that because I really enjoy watching Marion, and I very much like her persona.

As for Agnes, I don't know. She's really inconsistent, but she's still young and may just need to build some mental toughness.

Anonymous said...

Diane, I just wanted to ask you whether you lost hope in Bartoli, but I can see the answer to my question in the comment above. You know I was also writing in Bartoli's favor when everyone attacked her that she reached the Wimbledon final just by chance, but unfortunately, I feel just as you now. As for Agnes, yes, she too has been losing too early this year; I still believe in her though.

Diane said...

Even if Marion never wins another tournament, no one can take Wimbledon from her. She has the talent--there are just too many other things wrong. Sad.

Unknown said...

I agree, she absolutely deserved that Wimbledon final. Pity she didn't continue that trend.