Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Luxembourg Lurgy

So here is a weird result. Luxembourg. Anne Kremer defeated Caroline Wozniacki, 5-7 0-5 retired.

Dude, Caro, you only had to win one more game! What's with that?

From what I can tell, it was pretty sudden. There was no fall down on the court in agony, no moment of obvious injury occurring... just, yep, bang wow, I'm ahead by about a lightyear, retire, BAM. And the world watches on, completely mystified.

I guess it's kind of commendable in a way. Presumably if she's that injured, even if she'd been able to grind out the required game to win the match, she wouldn't have gone on court for her next round match, which gives Kremer the chance to play a match which otherwise would have been a walkover. But it's just... weird. I assume it has happened before, but I've never seen it. To retire a set and 5-0 up? ...weirdness.

Second seed Kim Clijsters won her match, though, which is nice - first one back from the US Open and all, so that was nice. She made quick work of American veteran Meghan Shaughnessy. And another interesting result, I thought, was the Cornet/Rezai match - in that Cornet won it. Convincingly. And she's been queen of the headcases this year.

But I just can't get over that Wozniacki result. That is a bizarre-o bolt from the blue, that is for sure.

Today's Results

Kremlin Cup (Moscow)

Men's Draw

Wayne Odesnik def. Victor Hanescu, 5-7 7-5 6-4
Robby Ginepri def. Igor Andreev, 6-3 6-7 (9-11) 7-6 (7-1)
Janko Tipsarevic def. Daniel Koellerer, 6-4 6-3
Fabrice Santoro def. Andrey Kuznetsov, 4-6 6-2 6-2
Andrey Golubev def. Martin Vassallo Arguello, 7-5 6-3
Sergiy Stakhovsky def. Mikhail Biryukov, 6-0 6-2
Mikhail Kukushkin def. Fabio Fognini, 6-4 5-7 6-4
Christophe Rochus def. Marc Gicquel, 7-5 retired
Marcel Granollers def. Nicolas Kiefer, 6-4 1-0 retired

Women's Draw

Vera Zvonareva def. Ioana Raluca Olaru, 6-2 6-2
Jelena Jankovic def. Yaroslava Shvedova, 6-4 5-7 6-1
Alisa Kleybanova def. Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-1 6-2
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Sara Errani, 6-1 retired
Vera Dushevina def. Galina Voskoboeva, 3-6 6-2 6-1
Monica Niculescu def. Sorana Cirstea, 3-0 retired
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3 2-6 6-4

If Stockholm Open (Stockholm)

Arnaud Clement def. Andreas Beck, 6-4 6-2
Michael Berrer def. Henri Kontinen, 7-5 7-6 (9-7)
Thomaz Bellucci def. Frederik Nielsen, 7-6 (8-6) 6-3
Olivier Rochus def. Andreas Vinciguerra, 6-3 6-2
Robert Kendrick def. Oscar Hernandez, 6-3 6-4
Jarkko Nieminen def. Grigor Dimitrov, 6-0 6-2
Andreas Seppi def. Victor Crivoi, 6-4 6-1

BGL Luxembourg Open (Luxembourg)

Anne Kremer def. Caroline Wozniacki, 5-7 -5 retired
Kim Clijsters def. Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-2 6-2
Roberta Vinci def. Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-0 6-2
Shahar Peer def. Barbora Zahlavova Styrcova, 6-1 6-3
Alize Cornet def. Aravane Rezai, 6-0 6-2
Patty Schnyder def. Petra Kvitova, 6-4 6-1
Timea Bacsinszky def. Julie Coin, 6-4 6-3
Katarine Srebotnik def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 7-5 6-3
Kirsten Flipkens def. Urszula Radwanska, 6-4 603
Polona Hercog def. Maria Elena Camerin, 3-6 7-5 7-5

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