Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oh, to be in Miami

Because there, I would probably have working plumbing. In the meantime, I've been relatively absent because of matters related to pipes and sludge. As I write this, Serena Williams has just beaten Yaroslava Shvedova in the Miami second round. Williams, who won 7-6, 6-2, had to fight off three set points in the first set tiebreak, and this after she broke Shvedova when she served for the set at 5-4.

In the meantime, Tsvetana Pironkova has already beaten Galina Voskoboeva and Sorana Cirstea. Next up for the Woman of Mystery is Angelique Kerber.

Coco Vandeweghe defeated Anastasia Pavluyuchenkova today. Did anyone see that coming? Qualifier Donna Vekic defeated former Miami champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Indian Wells champion Flavia Pennetta has advanced to the third round.

Wild card Oh-Nadia Petrova went out in the second round to Sabine Lisicki; Petrova beat Urszula Radwanska in the first round. The Russian just got a wild card into the Charleston main draw, which is very good news. Shelby Rogers has a wild card, too, and there are more to come.


Todd.Spiker said...

Shvedova's (not surprisingly) failed attempt to pull off the same sort of spinning 360-degree backhand volley off Serena's net cord shot in today's match that Aga accomplished last year vs. Flipkens just makes you appreciate Radwanska even more. Only she could have actually gotten a racket on a shot like that from that position AND hit a winner off it. :)

Todd.Spiker said...

Wow... just realized Huber and Raymond are playing doubles together in Miami.

Fences mended?

Doug said...

Petra beat Ormaechea... in straight sets.
Hopeful? Maybe.
She has won several matches straight sets victories this year. That is refreshing, isn't it.
Hold your breath...
Will the sleeping giant awaken in 2014?