Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Petrova out of U.S. Open

17th seed Nadia Petrova was defeated in the first round of the U.S. Open tonight by Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic is a streaky player whose fragile mentality often does her in, but she made it through a third set tiebreak in tonight's match. Petrova, who lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the New Haven final, called for the trainer several times during tonight's match.

The featured--and very late--night match on Tuesday was a pretty easy outing for top seed Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated wild card Chelsey Gullickson 6-1, 6-1. Gullickson, the 2010 NCAA singles champion,will probably make a decision soon about whether she will return to school (University of Georgia) or turn professional. (Darren Cahill's question, "Why would she return to college?" was more than I could take. Fortunately, Pam Shriver was as put off by it as I was.)


BS said...

It's so good to see Andrea Petkovic finally closing out a match of this kind. She's been so close so many times and I'm delighted that luck was on her side this time. It's a pity it had to be at Petrova's expense though.

Diane said...

I wonder if this is going to be a turning point for Petkovic; she has so much trouble closing matches.

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