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French Open 2013: Jour 7

In Alize Cornet, Grigor Dimitrov, Janko Tipsarevic, Jerzy Janowicz, John Isner, Kei Nishikori, Maria Sharapova, Marion Bartoli, Mikhail Youzhny, Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Sam Stosur, Slaone Stephens, Stanislav Wawrinka, Tennis, Tommy Haas, Victoria Azarenka on June 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

Day 7 at the French Open saw the weather cooperating mightily with the French Tennis Federation as the weather was beautiful and so was the tennis. Well at least on the men’s side.

Let’s deal with the ladies: Francesco Schiavone did the world a favour by taking out Marion Bartoli (13) out of these championships. I was tired of seeing her. Usually I am not a big big hater of the Frenchwoman but as of late, she bugs me. I cannot deal with the messiness she brings on court. Schiabone was playing around as she recaptured her 2010/2011 French Open form and dispatched Fatoli 6-2 6-1. There were no heroics from her today and she just had to accept the 2 piece and breadstick with scathing humility.

Schiabone was laying into Bartoli like she was a Christmas ham

Schiabone was laying into Bartoli like she was a Christmas ham. Poor Fatoli could barely stand

Meanwhile, it was not a good day for the other Frenchwoman in the draw, Alize Cornet. Cornet came out strong against Vickie and for a while, she looked like she was about to do it. Ordinarily, Vickie’s serve is not her greatest strength but yesterday, it was providing to be her greatest weakness. She was double faulting like Elena Dementieva aka The Demented One. It was not a pretty sight. Cornet took the 1st set and for half a set it looked like she was really going to cause this upset. However, a cat will always be a cat even when trying to be a dog. You knew it was only a matter of time before she started to act like a French player. Choking, erratic shots, poor serving going for impossible shots and Vickie just jumped all over that one. Cornet was bounced before she knew it 4-6 6-3 6-1 Vickie.

Cornet lost her way half through the match and couldn't find a lifeline for nothing

Cornet lost her way half through the match and couldn’t find a lifeline for nothing

Maria Krazilenko and her compatriot Shriekapova were both tested in their matches but pulled through in the end in straight sets. Krazilenko beat Stephanie Voegele 7-6 7-5 and Shriekapova beat Jie Zheng 6-1 7-5. Krazilenko and Shriekapova will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands and fellow American Slaone Stephens in the Round of 16. Both Americans held it together beautifully to get through their 3rd round opponents. At one point it looked like they might choke it all away but they got their shit together. Mattek-Sands knocked out Paula Ormaechea 4-6 6-1 6-3 and Stephens beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4 6-7 6-3 Nice to see the American women stepping it up.

Kvitova is just having a rough time since winning 2011 Wimbledon

Kvitova is just having a rough time since winning 2011 Wimbledon and here comes the waterworks

And speaking of American ladies, Jaime Hampton had one of the biggest wins of her career when she knocked out GHW Kvitova in straight sets no less. I have pointed out that Kvitova is on the walkabout these days. Since her 2011 Wimbledon victory she has been to the moon and deep outer space of tennis badlands. This head witch hardly knows where her head is most matches as she can barely put together a decent match of tennis. Lately her serve is her greatest liability after her head. Hampton capitalised on it all to win 6-1 7-6

American Jaime Hampton

American Jaime Hampton

In other news of upset Sam D’Stove Stosur just got herself bounced from the French after showing such great form. She got dispatched by none other than Fivehead JungleWitch Jankovic. I mean Samantha what the hell? You’re killing Aussi fans with the bullshite. I can’t with you losing 6-3 3-6 4-6 to the likes of Fivehead JungleWitch Jankovic.

Just sucks to be me right now!!

Just sucks to be me right now!!

Fivehead JungleWitch Jankovic is finding herself back

Fivehead JungleWitch Jankovic is finding herself back

On the men’s side, Djoker Harlequeen came out hard against Dimitrov. Whatever notion the Bulgarian was harbouring of causing some kinda improbable win over the Serb as he did in Madrid was quickly dismissed when Djoker dropped that first two piece on his plate. Grigor knew then that Novak was not skylarking with him. This is the majors boo and we do not give out free match wins. No girl, the only thing that is going to be upset out here is your stomach. 6-2 6-2 6-3.

Yeah thanks for coming but I think you need lay off the Sugarpova before you can beat me again

Yeah thanks for coming but I think you need lay off the Sugarpova before you can beat me again

Kohlschreiber was similarly brutal in his match against Hanescu. Bagel and breadstick were toasting in the oven. It was all Hanescu could do in the 2nd set to force a tiebreaker. 6-0 7-6 6-1 Kohlschreiber. Richard Gasquet and Wawrinka both had relatively easy time in their respective encounters. Gasquet took out veteran Davydenko in straight sets 6-4 6-4 6-3 and Wawrinka dismissed up and coming Janowicz in 4 sets 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-3.

BFG Big Friendly Giant was trying to squeak out a 2nd consecutive 5 setter

BFG Big Friendly Giant was trying to squeak out a 2nd consecutive 5 setter. Don’t make that face again

Tommy Haas is having himself a wonderful year this year as he finds himself in the Round of 16 of another major. It has been a while since we have seen Haas in form and seeing as he is 33/34, might not see him on tour for much longer. He took on the hard hitting American BFG. It was a highly competitive match. Haas won the 1st 2 sets followed by Isner winning the next 2. They went all the way in the 5th set. Haas came out on top 7-5 7-6 4-6 6-7 10-8. This was the 2nd 5-setter Isner played and though he does not have the greatest record in these matches, he played valiantly. You have earned Realz Respect, which in these parts means a lot.

Youzhny is a head case. Can he keep it together in the next round vs Haas??

Youzhny is a head case. Can he keep it together in the next round vs Haas??

The Douche got placed in the outhouse!!

The Douche got placed in the outhouse!!

Haas will face Mikhail Youzhny who can be such an inconsistent player (most Russians are) but today he is definitely consistent. He took out Doucharevic in straight sets. I have to say that I am very surprised that Douchie got this far because his form coming into this tournament was very suspect. However, he managed to squeak out two wins in the first two rounds and found himself outplayed by the Russian. Youzhny 6-4 6-4 6-3.

Kei Nishikori. This picture is posted special for fanz who is all about getting on this Kei Fish

Kei Nishikori. This picture is posted special for fanz who is all about getting on this Kei Fish

Kei Nishikori played the Beautiful Benoit who has been playing relatively well these few days. However, Nishikori was all over him throughout the match and though Benoit won the 2nd set, tiebreaker, he played miserably for much of the match particularly in the last two sets. It was though he was erratic on purpose. It is just as well because had he won the match, he would have been facing Divadal. Nishikori 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-1.

Benoit looking like he about to take a dump was most definitely playing shite out on court for much of the match

Benoit looking like he about to take a dump was most definitely playing shite out on court for much of the match

Divadal has looked particularly vulnerable throughout these championships. His serve is breakable, his shots missing and hardly imposing as has been the case through his 7 French Open titles. It might just be that he is at his A- level. However, he is somewhat struggling against mediocre players. He won his match over Fognini in straight sets 7-6 6-4 6-4 but it was hardly a convincing victory. I mean it hard to bet against Divadal at the French; the  man played here for 8 consecutive years and lost only 1 match during the 8 years: IMPRESSIVE. However, never have I seen him look so vulnerable as he has this year. I am not sure what he is going through but if he continues to look this way, someone else might just pull off the upset.

She is pumped and charged to claim her 8th French Open title in 9 years

She is pumped and charged to claim her 8th French Open title in 9 years

A diva is never complete without the proper attire and the right accessories! #divagear

A diva is never complete without the proper attire and the right accessories! #divagear

Oh Fognini what do we have here? How do I see the rest of it?

Oh Fognini what do we have here? How do I see the rest of it?

WTF? Why the hell are you trying to grab my ass? I do not know you like that!

WTF? Why the hell are you trying to grab my ass? I do not know you like that!

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  1. I knew you would be loving Kei

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