Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kim Possible

Okay, what has Kim Clijsters been doing while she's been away?
This is incredible. This is beyond a comeback now - this is sheer brilliance. First she beat Bartoli. Then Schnyder. And now -Kuznetsova?
These are all serious quality players - like serious quality. And Clijsters is eating them for breakfast.
Well, 'eating for breakfast' might be a little bit of an exaggeration. It did go to three against Kuznetsova - but then it was 6-2 in the third. Kim is sailing, my friends, sailing!
And I don't want to put the hoodoo on it... but what if she won the tournament?
There. I said it.
Both Williams sisters are out, and so the competition is now, I think, significantly lessened. I think Kim has a good a chance at winning this as anyone. What I really hope is that this is not beginner's luck - some major fluke at the start of her comeback which raises everyone's expectations before it's back down to first and second round losses.
But if Kim keeps playing at this level, well...
Oh yeah - that other comeback. Rafa's doing well. More on him soon.
Today's Results
Rogers Cup (Montreal)
Roger Federer def. Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-3 7-6 (7-5)
Rafael Nadal def. Philipp Petzschner, 6-3 6-2
Andy Murray def. Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-1 6-3
Novak Djokovic def. Mikhail Youzhny, 6-3 6-4
Andy Roddick def. Fernando Verdasco, 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 7-6 (7-5)
Juan Martin Del Potro def. Victor Hanescu, 3-6 6-3 6-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Gilles Simon, 6-3 6-3
Nikolay Davydenko def. Fernando Gonzalez, 7-6 (7-2) 7-5
Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open (Cincinatti)
Sybille Bammer def. Serena Williams, 7-5 6-4
Flavia Pennetta def. Venus Williams, 7-6 (7-2) 6-4
Elena Dementieva def. Sorana Cirstea, 6-4 6-4
Kim Clijsters def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4 4-6 6-2
Daniela Hantuchova def. Vera Zvonareva, 7-6 (8-6) 0-6 7-6 (7-5)
Caroline Wozniacki def. Melinda Czink, 3-0 retired

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