Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wimbledon: 1st round matches of interest

Here are some first round Wimbledon matches of particular interest:

Kirsten Flipkens vs. Peng Shuai (20)--Peng is having a great season, but is also showing some wear and tear. Flipkens should feel at home on grass, and could make it tough for the 20th seed.

Lucie Safarova (31) vs. Lucie Hradecka--In the battle of the Czech Lucies, Safarova will have to watch out for Hradecka's huge serve.

Simona Halep vs. Bojana Jovanovski--Two talented young players could give spectators a good match.

Francesca Schiavone (6) vs. Jelena Dokic--Dokic is 3-0 against Schiavone, but two of those matches occurred in 2000 and 2001.

Sara Errani vs. Kaia Kanepi:--Kanepi was a semifinalist last year, but her results haven't been good since then, and Errani is happy to stay on the court for hours.

Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Victoria Azarenka (4)--On paper, this should be a straight-set win for Azarenka, but Rybarikova isn't exactly a desired first-round opponent, and she could make things interesting.

Naomi Broady vs. Anne Keothavong--The luck of the Brits, that two of them have to play each other in the first round.

Jelena Jankovic (15) vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez--The entertainment value could be high as two (really good) styles clash.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yea Venus!