Thursday, November 6, 2008

Venus does a Doha sweep

Today, Venus Williams defeated a lackluster and careless Serena Williams, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0, which gave her a perfect, 3-0 record in the first part of round-robin play at the Sony Ericsson Championships. In the semifinals, she will play the loser of the Jankovic-Zvonareva match in the white group and the winner of that match will go to the final.

Meanwhile, Elena Dementieva defeated Dinara Safina 6-2, 6-4, which leaves Safina with a 0-3 record for the Championships. These things happen when players are tired and burned out. Last year, Jankovic had a 0-3 record. I saw this coming with Safina, and part of me wishes she had withdrawn from Doha and begun her off-season rest. Here's hoping the 0-3 result will not have a bad psychological effect on one of the season's hottest players. I want to see more Safina wins!

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