Monday, January 26, 2009
It's time to talk about doubles
Let's begin with the announcement that Cara Black has now spent 100 weeks as the number 1 in the world!
I have a question: Does anyone know why Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta gave Casey Dellacqua and Francesca Schiavone a walkover in the third round? I haven't seen a reason for that. Too bad. What a terrible Australian Open for Pennetta.
Also, I was really disappointed when I realized that Black and Huber would not be playing Azarenka and Zvonareva. That could have been a good one. However, they will play Hantuchova and Sugiyama, and that should stir some excitement.
How far will Hsieh and Peng get when they play the Williams sisters?
Of the eight teams left, two--Dechy/Santangelo and Groenefeld/Schnyder--are unseeded. The seeded teams remaining are numbers 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 16.