Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rome, if you want it

The day after the foot-in-the-mouth result felt around the world* at the Italian Open had some pretty good action going on with Dinara Safina and Venus Williams winning tough ones. This year's "It Girl," Victoria Azarenka won and so did last week's Stuttgart champ, Svetlana Kuznetsova.

I actually think this is one of the best quarterfinal lineups seen on tour this year on the WTA. Sure, there's a couple of interlopers, like Kaia Kanepi and Maria Jose Martinez, but they both took advantage of holes punched in the draw or made their own. The other two quarterfinalists, Jelena Jankovic and Agnieszka Radwanska, have made good runs—like they should be doing on a regular basis.

Me, I'm expecting a Safina-Azarenka final, but the way this lineup looks, almost anyone can come through. It should be fun to watch!

(Photo: Getty Images)

* I didn't mind Serena saying that she's the best player in the world, especially as I think she is. But I do have something to say about it, which I will in a later post!


hcfoo said...

Looking at how Safina had to struggle throughout this tournament, I don't think she'll make it to the final. Azarenka on the other hand is a good bet but somehow I don't think she's greater than Kuzy.

I have to admit that I had a good laugh about what had happened to Serena. But just like you I think she's the best among the other top girls. Clay is not her best surface so let's wait for her to prove it on grass and hard court later.

Anonymous said...

serena is the best by far screw the rankings