Or was it a matter of being let off the hook by Ana Ivanovic?
Regardless, the outcome's still the same: Clijsters won, Ivanovic loss. My only hope is that Ivanovic doesn't lose more than just that match, namely momentum. She's done a lot to put those recent "bad days" behind her and looks to be making her way back to top 10 territory. A loss like this one, though, can be kind of crushing, especially when you start thinking about how the draw had opened up.
I did like what I read in one of the post-match stories, how Ivanovic said she had a little bit of a cry and some racquet-smashing then was OK. I hope that's the case.
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.