If you don't count the rain, that is. It rained and it rained and it rained. Tamira Paszek and Francesca Schiavone are still engaged in a match that involved multiple rain delays. Schiavone was down 1-5 in the first set, but won a series of games and forced a tiebreak, which Paszek won. Schiavone won the second set, 6-1, and the final rain delay stopped the match in the third set, at 1-all. Schiavone, you will remember, took Paszek out of the first round at Wimbledon.
Paszek's current season has not been great like 2007 was. Last year, she reached the round of 16 at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, This year, she has made a lot of first round exits, but--in fairness--she has had some really tough draws. The Paszek highlight this year, of course, was her first round against Jelena Jankovic at the Australian Open, which lasted three hours and consisted of numerous breaks of serve and breaks of body.
In other news, Michelle Larcher de Brito won her first round match against Vania King, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.