Monday, October 17, 2011

Not over 'til it's over

After the U.S. Open, there tends to be a bit of a let-down among tennis fans. All the majors have been played, a lot of players are injured, and maybe we're a bit tired, too. But this post-U.S. Open season has had plenty of drama. The Kremlin Cup has only just begun, and we still have the WTA Championships to be played. But consider, in this final part of the season, what has already occurred:

Petra Kvitova delivered a shockingly bad performance in the Tokyo semifinals.

Agnieszka Radwanska won both Beijing and Tokyo--just like that--making her the hottest player of the  post-Flushing Meadows season.

Marion Bartoli, in a never-give-up attempt to get to Istanbul, won her second title of the year, in Osaka, and she beat Sam Stosur in the final to do it.

Petra Kvitova banished her clumsy doppelganger and won Linz "Kvitova-style."

Agnieszka  Radwanska did the Petco Dance!

We still have few weeks to go, and we still have a Fed Cup final to be played, not to mention the events in Istanbul and Bali. Who knows what drama remains?


Roi said...

Let me share a bit of whats going on at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara, Mexico:

Seeds: 1 Christina McHale (USA), 2 Irina Falconi (USA), 3 Mariana Duque Marino(COL), 4 Florencia Molinero (ARG), 5 Verónica Cepede Royg (PAR), 6 María Fernanda Álvarez Terán (BOL), 7 Mónica Piug (PUR) and 8 Catalina Castaño (COL).

Semifinals: McHale vs Puig / Molinero vs Falconi.

Doubles and mixed are still in first matches.

Diane said...

I haven't posted yet about the Games (just distracted by other things), so thanks much, Roi.