Friday, September 19, 2008

Pin ends Rus's run in Guangzhu

Camille Pin is one of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's enigmas. She is a really good player who can give almost anyone a bad time, but she cannot serve. At all. I sometimes wonder how Pin would have done on the tour if she had even a passable serve. She can be a tough player.

She did well enough today to defeat Arantxa Rus, who has plenty to be proud of, getting to the quarterfinal round of a tour event. Tamira Paszek is out, too, defeated--not surprisingly--by Zheng Jie. Top seed Vera Zvonareva ran over Karin Knapp, and Peng Shuai defeated Jill Craybas.

Pin def. Rus, 6-3, 6-3
Zheng def. Paszek, 6-2, 6-1
Zvonareva def. Knapp, 6-1, 6-0
Peng def. Craybas, 6-4, 6-1

The Zvonareva-Zheng semifinal has the makings of a very fine match.

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