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French Open 2013: Le jour 4

In Agnes Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic, Andreas Seppi, Caroline Wozniacki, David Ferrer, French Open, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, Marcos Baghdatis, Nicolas Almagro, Petra Kvitova, Roger Federer, Serena Williams on May 30, 2013 at 5:38 am

Day 4 was an action packed day and I am happy to report that the French Open is back on schedule. There were a lot of matches on court and they all were completed without the advent of any rain delays. I know that this entry is going to come late (but I really had to sleep). Sometimes I forget how intensive all this blogging is and when one does not have a lot of time, it is even more difficult as life happens.

The Serenanator is all fired up for this championships.

The Serenanator is all fired up for this championships.

On the ladies draw: Both Vickie and the Serenanator looked impressive in their matches. Vickie was playing her 1st round match and will play her 2nd round tomorrow. The Serenanator had a 3 day layoff and now that she has withdrawn from the doubles, she has more time on her hand. I have to say that their asking for a wildcard and then withdrawing is not so cool to me. I know that Venus has back issues but their acceptance of the card and subsequent withdrawal, barred another team for getting the spot and consequently prize money. Many have felt that the Serenanator should not have attempted to play doubles because of how precarious her play can be at the French Open. Nonetheless, this is what happened. I only hope that she stays the course for her 2nd French Open title.

GHW Kvitova. I don't think Czech girls have eyebrows

GHW Kvitova. I don’t think Czech girls have eyebrows

Other winners include much of the usual suspects: Petra Kvitova who seemed her usual inconsistent self against Rezai; Petra won in 3 sets. However, her serve was all over the place, giving away vital points with double faults. It was almost guaranteed that she would double fault in every service game. Ivanovic the Terrible also won but it was a very comfortable match in straight sets. I do not even think she got broken, which is impressive by her usual batty standard. Bratzwanska won in straight sets as did Errani who is looking really serious about defending her points from last year. She has buzzed through the draw thus far. Carebear Kerber won as did Roberta Vinci, Maria Krazilenko (12), Sabine Losicki (32), Kuzi-Rex, Carlo Suarez-Navarro (20), Soriana Cirstea (26) and Virginie Razzano (Happy to see her get to the 3rd round of a major). Americans Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton are also through to the 3rd round with Hampton causing an upset over the 25th seed Lucie Safarova (former Ms. Berdych). Hampton won 9-7 in the 3rd.

See Safarova, also from Czech Republic not sporting any eyebrows

See Safarova, also from Czech Republic not sporting any eyebrows

Martina Hingis’ new charge Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (19) lost her match to Petra Cetkovska, which really should not come as a surprise as she has been struggling through this tournament. Truth be told, she started the year well getting to the final of Sydney I think (My stat fanz Chong just informed me that it was the final of Brisbane. Thanks!) losing to the Serenanator but since then, she has faded significantly and has yet to find herself again. The 23rd seed, Klara Zakopalova lost to Kaia Kanepi. If I am not mistaken, Kanepi made it through to the Round of 16 or quarters in last year French finals. So she has a lot of points to defend. Good of her to repeat her success.

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I am dejected!!! This cookie is crumbling

And while we are on the subject of upsets, one cannot forget to mention that the 10th seed, Danish Biscuit got crumbled by Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in straight sets 6-7 3-6. This has not been a good clay court season for the Dane; as a matter of fact, it has not been a good season at all. She is struggling to win matches and as a result, most tennis viewers are raining hateration on her. I for one am not a fan of Caroline but I am not a hater either. I know she does not possess a multi-dimensional/highly effective game. However, one has to respect what did several years ago, rising to Number one in the world. You have to give her credit for that. I know a lot of people decry the ranking system as Wozniacki finished the two consecutive years as Number 1 without winning a major. However, it is not her fault that the others could not find their game or themselves or be injury free in order to bolster their claim at the top. Wozniacki got to the top rank through hard work and winning matches. Anyway, I am glad Bojana got a quality win because I really think that she has massive potential. She is kinda Batty but in her 2nd round match, she was on it. Hopefully she keeps up this level of play.

Bojana Jovanovski

Bojana Jovanovski

Gilles Simon.. in Swan Clay... showing off his flexibility in this nice arabesque position

Gilles Simon.. in Swan Clay… showing off his flexibility in this nice arabesque position

On the men’s side of the draw, the Frenchmen continue to made good of the home court advantage as Baby Ali Tsonga (6), Beetlejuice Monfils (wild card), Beautiful Benoit Paire (24), Benneteau (30), Gilles Simon (15) et Jeremy Chardy (25) all advanced and for the most part, quite comfortable too. Mr. Federer had little resistance in his match as he dished out a two-piece and 2 breadsticks to his opponent 6-2 6-1 6-1. Fiery Ferrer looked at ease in his match as he took out his opponent in straight sets. His journeyman of a countryman Tommy Robredo (32) is really trying to get his tennis life back together. Seeming down for the count, Robredo overcame a 0-2 sets deficit to win his match in 5. Both he and Ferrer will join FeFe Lopez and 11th seed Almagro in the next round.

No need for caption!

No need for caption!

20th seed Andreas Seppi of Italy won his match in 5 sets and will be in the next round with his 5 set victory. Seppi is looking to recapture some of the good form he had last year. American Sam Querry aka The Grinch, the 18th seed, is in the 2nd round. Marin Chin Cilic moved on as did Victor Troicki and 23rd seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Hopefully this good weather keeps up and play does not get back up at the French.

 REALZ PICTURE SHOW

Almagro. Not outstandingly beautiful but he just sorta grows on you

Almagro. Not outstandingly beautiful but he just sorta grows on you

Ernest Gulbis, a tall Latvian drink of water

Ernest Gulbis, a tall Latvian drink of water

Yes, it Ivanovic The Terrible. She is an attractive girl nonetheless

Yes, it Ivanovic The Terrible. She is an attractive girl nonetheless

Andreas Seppi of Italy. Oh how I would love to be sipping on this all day

Andreas Seppi of Italy. Oh how I would love to be sipping on this all day

I mean he is a little heavyhanded on the spray tan but that can wash off. Nonetheless, he is all hotness

I mean he is a little heavyhanded on the spray tan but that can wash off. Nonetheless, he is all hotness

Chin Cilic. We gotta work on the eyebrows but he's HOT

Chin Cilic. We gotta work on the eyebrows but he’s HOT

My Baby Ali surely knows how to use his tongue

My Baby Ali surely knows how to use his tongue

Fiery Ferrer is definitely on that list of who can get it!!

Fiery Ferrer is definitely on that list of who can get it!!

Crucify me how I am beautiful!!!

Crucify me how I am beautiful!!!

Wickmayer gurl, I don't even know where to begin between the dress and your stance, you most definitely a nottie

Wickmayer gurl, I don’t even know where to begin between the dress and your stance, you most definitely a nottie

I mean seriously, this is well past ugly! This is bugly!!

I mean seriously, this is well past ugly! This is bugly!!

So I am wondering how Bratzwanska made this dumb move to be blond before she actually became a blond?? #dontbelieveinstereotypes

So I am wondering how Bratzwanska made this dumb move to be blond before she actually became a blond?? #dontbelieveinstereotypes

I'm telling you, French kissing is only real if it is done by a Frenchman. Works the same way like champagne!!!

I’m telling you, French kissing is only real if it is done by a Frenchman. Works the same way like champagne!!!

You are so beautiful to me....Can't you see??

You are so beautiful to me….Can’t you see??

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  1. glad to see a more diverse group of hotties this post. oh Ana ❤

    • You know the menz are far more stylish than the ladies. And why you asking for diversity it is not like you are really checking for the ladies

      • doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate their beauty (and booty)

  2. Glad you are back in action. Your coverage and camp are thorough. Maybe Chin Cilic can donate extra eyebrows to the Czech chics. 😉

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