A day after Andy Roddick's shocking loss to Yen-hsu Lu, the biggest surprise of them all comes with Venus Williams going out 6-2, 6-3 to Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarters. Williams didn't exactly play the cleanest match of her life with tons of errors and double-faults, but you'd still think she'd be able to get it done. After all, she is Venus Williams! Credit, though, to Pironkova for getting it done.
And how about Vera Zvonareva making it through to the semis? And doing it by rallying from behind, at that! I wouldn't mind seeing her make it to the finals against Serena. But perhaps I shouldn't be looking to far ahead: We might end up with a Pironkova-Petra Kvitova final the way things are going!
And about that Roddick loss: Man, that sucked. But credit to Lu for taking advantage of his opportunities. I hope A-Rod bounces back for the U.S. Open. Maria Sharapova, too.
Anyway, I guess we'll see what craziness tomorrow brings: Maybe the Lu train will keep rolling!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.