Friday, August 21, 2009

Why does she keep beating me?

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour site is now featuring an entertaining piece, "The Case of the Pesky Nemesis," which analyzes some of the winning records that some players have over other players who are ranked very high. The Flavia Pennetta-Venus Williams rivalry is, of course, well known, but did you know that Alona Bondarenko has a 3-1 record against Svetlana Kuznetsova?

Here is a quotation from Pennetta that I like: "When I play a great player like Venus, I just go in the court and think I can beat them. Because most of the players get on the court and think, 'Oh, I would like to make a good match.' If you go on the court and just think you want to make a good result, not lose 6-, 6-0, you can never win against them."

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