Friday, May 21, 2010

Pre-French Open miscellany

Vera Zvonareva, after training in Turkey, arrived in Paris, and when she went to the Roland Garros site to get her credentials, her wallet was stolen.

Caroline Wozniacki is wating to hear from her doctors whether she can play in Paris.

Victoria Azarenka has been practicing at Roland Garros with Dinara Safina.

Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova helped with draw today, but she didn't do herself any favors. She plays Sorana Cirstea in the first round, but then she has a good chance of meeting Andrea Petkovic (who plays Elena Vesnina in the first round) in the second round; Petkovic could give her trouble.

"I feel almost like a butterfly on the court again," Jelena Jankovic tells The Independent.


Todd Spiker said...

That Wozniacki finds herself in this situation has to rank as one of the stupidest self-inflicted problems in recent memory (at least back to when Clijsters injured her wrist in a match right before the start of her '06 U.S. Open title defense, went back out and played, fell again and injured it worse -- then ended up not playing in NYC again until 2010).

She had more than enough time to make sure she was healthy for one of the four biggest tournaments of the year, and seemingly did everything she could to tempt fate. It finally may have caught up with her.

Diane said...

I don't understand it at all. I figured her to be smarter than that.

Mike said...

I think that one of the reasons might be that Caroline wants to get more popular in Poland. Which doesn't make her decision any less stupid, though.

Diane said...

Good point.