Hate. Work. Gotta leave in like 20 minutes but I will get this done!
Stanford – ReRe and Venus both killed it, hardly surprising. Match of the day was Sabine/JJ. Sabine was apparently tearing stuff up in the first set, getting JJ upset. They have completely contrasted styles of game obviously, and the knock against people who play JJ’s style of game (people like Caro, and even Muzz) is that they have no answer to seriously big hitters or servers. JJ started getting in control in the second set, and was able to pull off the win in 3. I didn’t see the match, but really too bad for ‘Bine, this would have been another big win for her. Guess she was having serving problems later on as well.
This does tell us that JJ is still having troubles with her game, and isn’t nearly close to the level she was around this time last year, but also that Sabine needs to work on her consistency, and at least from when I’ve seen her, when to take risks, and when not to. She’s got the big shots, but she can be a bit flailing at points and needs to know when to settle down.
The REAL news is that with Venus’s win, she’ll play Masha tonight in the quarters. TTV is showing 3 matches today, Stosur/ReRe, JJ/Mono, and then V/Masha, and I’ll likely be watching all three, and I think I’m just gonna make a new blog post after each match. Finally stuff I can talk about! These are some big matches in my opinion, and a real setup to the big tournies just around the corner. Going to be a huge test for Masha, who demolished Nads, we’ll get a great idea of just how far away she is from knocking top 5 players.
Americans Q-Man and Fishy will be hittin’ up the quarters (come on Q, srsly). The Dude also won, and Argie Mayer upset Igor K! Way to go dude. Haven’t caught any of this tourney, but if there’s streams later on, will definitely have to catch some semi action I think, pretty cool field left in this. Go Tree!