French Open 2012: Le 6 Day

In Agnes Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray, Dominika Cibulkova, French Open, Juan Martin Del Potro, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Sam Stosur, Sara Errani, Slaone Stephens, Stanislav Wawrinka, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Tennis, Tomas Berdych, Victoria Azarenka on June 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Well I got up early on Friday morning to watch tennis as per the norm and I was very richly rewarded for my effort. First up was Sloane Stephens who had equaled her best major effort by getting to the 3rd round. She faced France’s Mathilde Johansson and Stephens was all over the ball and hitting the lines. Her point-construction was very impressive in its precision and clarity. Stephens, despite the crowd rooting for their home girl, kept it together and won 6-3 6-2! She failed to win the sets on her serve so she needs to be mindful not to get tight near the finish line.

I’m always a sucker for dimples

Next up was the world number 3, Bratzwanska vs Ruzi-Rex. Interestingly enough, Kuzi-Rex though ranked near the 30’s, the former Roland Garros champ (2009), has a very good record against the Pole. The Russian won their last 5 encounters. And boy could you see why. There was utter disdain from Kuzi-Rex as she just dispatched Bratzwanska as if the rankings were reversed. Bratzwanska had nothing to hurt Boynetsova. It was quick and precise 6-1 6-2. It was the most impressive I have seen Boynetsova play in a very very long time. I did not think she had this sorta form in her anymore. Would be interesting to see how she plays the rest of the tournament. She is in the Round of 16 of the French yet again.

I thought dinosaurs were extinct. It’s my party and I cry if I want to. I cry if I want to (By the way you may too much money to be buying hair dye from the pharmacy. Go to a professional)

The other match I watch before I hurried off to work was the Sara Errani vs Ana the Terrible match. Ana has been playing very well thus far in the tournament and for a set and a half, she looked to be heading to another Round of 16 at Roland Garros. The 2008 champ was up 6-1 4-2! Homegurl has a deadly forehand, it is the envy of every single woman on tour. However, what they do not envy is her bird brains. Ana just started gifting Errani point after point. It was almost a joke. I would not have believed if I was not watching the match. I mean easy points that my dead grandmother (RIP) would win, Ana found a way to lose spectacularly. For her fanz and countrymen, it was a sad day. She lost the match 6-1 5-7 3-6 and Errani moves into the Round of 16.

The enigma that is Ana the Terrible!

Shriekapova who was not able to play her 2nd round match because of the Mathieu-Isner marathon match, made light work of Ayumi Morita of Japan. She allowed her opponent 1 winner as she romped her 6-1 6-1! Maria is looking the sharpest of all the ladies. However, she has not faced a quality opponent BUT she is not allowing these “nobodies” any belief that an upset is even probable much more even possible. She is absolutely the best at this. She rarely loses to players outside of her league. Nothing but your pristine best will beat her. It is one of the things I admire mostly about the Russian. I gave her a lot of flak but I have to give credit where it is due. Maria competes like a champion!

I come to bury my opponents! (The best I have seen Maria in ages)

Anyway in other news, Vickie again was struggling in her match against the Canadian Wozniak but she pulled through. She will face Cibulkova is can be a tough cookie for her. Petra Martic followed up her upset of Bartoli with an easy win over Medina-Garrigues. Other winners who can dangerous are D’Stove and Carebear Kerber. I know I had originally said that the establishment was going to impose itself on the game but it seems that the other ladies have something else to say about this matter.

Kuzi-Rex kills the pain!

On the men’s draw, Baby Ali kept his cool and took out Fabio Fognini in straight sets. He remains France’s only real chance of winning a major of any kind as of late. The 5th seed has come into this tournament relatively quiet but can be a threat as he is in D’Joker’s side of the draw. However, though he has a winning record against the Serb, he has yet to beat him in a major tournament if I am not mistaken. Meanwhile, Mr. Federer continues to send in his doppelganger on court. I do not think I have ever seen a more lackluster, unfocused Mr. Federer in a tournament. It is almost like he has no desire to win or even play anymore. I mean it is disheartening watch. He totally just gave Mahut a set and making the whole effort look like work. If he gets to the semifinal and/or the final, Lord knows it would be a massacre. He does not capable of winning anything right about now. I hope this some sort of secret plan of his but unfortunately, the only thing I am seeing is a plan of failure! Anyway, Mr. Federer can still get by on a C effort, so I should not panic just yet.

What’s going on in the head of Mr. Federer? The envy of Divadal!

D’Joker had a much more easy time but he too looked off. I have been speaking about his lack of attack on court and seemingly like to make his life more complicated. However, he is another top player who can come on court with a C game and still get the job done. Beast Boy came through a somewhat tough match against Marin Chin Cilic who is a very talented player but yet finds difficulty sustaining high level of play. Lurch also had a tough match and had to go into a 5th set against the South African Kevin Anderson. Lurch came through in the end and will play Beast Boy in the 4th round. There were 3 other 5 set matches on court including the completion of a 2nd round match. Crunchy Granola of Spain put an end to Tunisian Malek Jaziri’s dream run taking him out 7-5 in the 5th set.  And speaking of dream runs, Lucky Loser David Goffin aka The Hobbit is through to the 4th round of a major. He is a lucky winner indeed but faces Mr. Federer for a spot in the quarterfinals. This might be the end of his dream. Anyway, in the other matches, Andreas Seppi is finding great form this year as he moves into the round of 16 with a 5 set win over Tabasco Verdasco (I think it is time Verdasco stop doing whatever extracurricular activities he has been up to and stay focus on tennis. He is much too talented to be circling the drains of below 20 ranking.) Anywho, Seppi moves on and will face D’Juggernaut. All in all in the first 6 days, it has been a good tournament. There has been a lot shite tennis from top players but from the other end, we are seeing spectacular high quality tennis all around.

So London is really the place to be this summer isn’t it? Can I have three to go?


Fognini is steaming up the room

Double take!

Can I have a sip of this Seppi?

Pint-sized prettiness Cilbukova!

Dominika Cibulkova


Definitely not a diet! Wozniak Cookie Monster’s lil sister

Kuzi-Rex in coochie-cutters showing off her camel toe and the girlish clips in her hair giving me Fem-butch realness! Love it!

Chances of getting picked up hanging with these two trolls! Never!

We don’t do pink out here on the ATP

Intimate moments on tour!

I am in room number 234. Knock twice and then whistle.

WTF? We’re DL not out here on court!! Not in front of the beard Jelena!

Sneaking a peep at Lochness Monster’s tail!


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