Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Zvonareva and Williams each 2-0 on the 2nd day of the Championships

Vera Zvonareva won her second match in Doha today, defeating Ana Ivanovic, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4. Toward the end of the second set, Ivanovic had to have a medical timeout, apparently because of the weakness that she had also experienced in her match the day before. Ivanovic said she drank plenty of liquids so that she would be sufficiently hydrated, but something was still wrong.

Following the medical treatment, however, Ivanovic went on to serve for the second set, but Zvonareva saved some set points and forced a tiebreak, which Ivanovic won. Zvonareva broke early in the final set, and served for the match at 5-3. Ivanovic broke her, but Zvonareva broke right back.

In the second match of the day, Venus Williams defeated Elena Dementieva 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. And in her first match, Serena Williams defeated Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-1.


Herzblut said...

I'm not usually bothered one way or another by outfits(except colour - I do like colour!) but didn't care for the design of the dress Ivanovic wore: any thoughts, Diane? I actually found it distracting - just so unbalanced looking.....

and speaking of colour....she looked as though she was wearing camouflage - same colour as the sides of the court, and similar shade to the court itself!

all together(sings "Ana Ana Ana Ana chameleon....." showing my age with that song I think ;)

Diane said...

Since you asked, I can't stand the dress. But it did kind of suit Ivanovic's persona during that match.