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From Charleston with Love 04/16/2010 - 11:07 AM

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[Bobby is on the ground in Charleston, this is the first in her series of reports. I tried to do something a little different over at ESPN today, contemplating Rafael Nadal's progress in Monte Carlo. I'll be posting Bobby's dispatches over the weekend.  Enjoy the tennis and have a good weekend - PB]

by Bobby Chintapalli, TW Contributing Editor

Maybe the Charleston sunshine got to me or maybe it was the mosquitoes that attacked me over on cosy Althea Gibson court as I watched Elena Vesnina provide commentary on her own match, loudly and often. I don’t know what it was, but by the end of the day when I looked back at the fourth-round match between Caroline Wozniacki and Patty Schnyder at the Family Circle Cup, I thought less about dropshots, spin and lefty serves than about time, love and respect. Hear me out.

16 Years = A Long Time

Top-seed Wozniacki is 19, turned pro four years ago, reached her highest ranking (Number 2) last month and is ranked that now. Bottom-seed Schnyder is 31, turned pro 16 years ago, reached her highest ranking (Number 7) five years ago and last year finished outside the Top 40 for the first in nine years. Their careers are going in different directions, but it seems to me that’s primarily a factor of time.

Asked how much longer she planned to play pro tennis Schnyder wasn't so sure: “I'm pretty much done… so many years… I really feel a bit tired.” Wozniacki, when asked if she could imagine playing in Charleston 14 years, as has Schnyder, considered that for a second then started her answer with this: “Wow, that’s a lot of years.” Schnyder can attest to that.

Patty Schnyder + Charleston = Much Love

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It’s hard to say whether Schnyder loves Charleston more or Charleston loves Schnyder more, but there’s no question about the love part. If fans screamed out Wozniacki’s name 10 times during the match, they screamed out Schnyder’s 100 times. At one point, after the crowd got especially loud in support of Schnyder, Wozniacki’s father yelled out loudly in Polish, compelled perhaps to encourage his daughter in the midst of that sea of Schnyder love.

Perhaps you could attribute some of Schnyder’s support to fans rooting for the underdog or for a longer match. Most of it though owes to fan familiarity with a player who thoroughly enjoys this tournament. Schnyder is one of two players who’s played every year for the 10 years since the tournament moved from Hilton Head to Charleston (Jill Craybas is the other).

Schnyder has been runner-up twice and has notched up wins over Jennifer Capriati, Amelie Mauresmo, Elena Dementieva, Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce, Justine Henin and Serena Williams at this event. Schnyder has a reason to love the place, and she shows it. One fan explained that Schnyder’s “nice to everyone” and signs lots of autographs. Schnyder said sometimes she even practices more because of the crowd support. “When I come here I just get so excited… it just makes me go and hit half an hour more.”

Caroline Wozniacki = Growing Respect

Wozniacki, for her part, was impressively composed during the match, especially for a teenager playing an opponent getting most of the crowd support. Perhaps she has practice playing crowd favorites – she did play Jelena Dokic at the Australian Open and Melanie Oudin at the US Open (In that match she went beyond staying calm, actually apologizing to the crowd for beating Oudin.) Wozniacki seems to do a good job of not getting too high or low emotionally during matches. Yes, you see her swing her racquet in disgust sometimes and, in this match, after winning a long game to go up 5-4 in the third set, she yelled a very audible “come on”. But these aren’t typical reactions for her.

What seems more typical is her response to a journalist who, at a post-match interview on Wednesday, asked if she practices “her racquet-throwing technique”. Whether because she didn’t hear it or couldn’t believe it, Wozniacki asked him to repeat the question. She didn’t seem thrilled about the question but did manage a quick but calm “no”.

My growing respect for Wozniacki owes mostly to the rest of what she does on court – play good tennis. She’s hitting harder and certainly serving faster; her first serves were consistently faster than others who played in the stadium yesterday (with the notable exception of Sam Stosur). A match isn’t “on her racquet” the way it would be if her name were Serena Williams, but these days it’s on her racquet a lot more often than I once thought it was.

While she’s made a conscious effort to play more aggressively, Wozniacki continues to do the old stuff rather nicely. She’s still moving well, still moving her opponent expertly, and still getting one more ball back. That last bit seems like a small thing, but is it really? Whether you’re a rec player at park district courts or Roger Federer at Wimbledon, you can’t win a point unless you get back one more ball than your opponent. That’s a fact of tennis that nothing – not even time – can change.

*****

For regular tweets from Charleston, you can follow me at http://twitter.com/bobbychin.


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Posted by Neveah 04/16/2010 at 11:21 AM

Nice post Bobby,thanks!

Posted by Neveah 04/16/2010 at 11:22 AM

Oh and First!lol

Posted by tennisesq. 04/16/2010 at 11:25 AM

Bobby,
Great thoughts and thanks for the interesting info on Patty's career and history at Charleston. I never really warmed to Patty. Always thought she was a space cadet, if you know what I mean. But now that she's approaching the finish line, I hope she does well and goes out with a big bang.

Posted by tennisesq. 04/16/2010 at 11:33 AM

Oh, I love Caro's Ray Bans. Girlfriend has great taste in shades.

Posted by Codge 04/16/2010 at 11:39 AM

The Schnydermania in SC is endearing. She's had some big moments, if this is her last year I wish her well.

"I never really warmed to Patty. Always thought she was a space cadet, if you know what I mean." Yes I do!

Posted by Codge 04/16/2010 at 11:40 AM

Always look fwd to your updates B. :D

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 11:51 AM

Bobby,
Good report to start off Charleston.

ESPN2 will broadcast Caroline vs Nadia. Tennistv.com will broadcast that match and Shuai vs Elena V afterwards.

Posted by gr 04/16/2010 at 12:01 PM

"and Shuai vs Elena V"

Shuai vs Samantha

Posted by tennisesq. 04/16/2010 at 12:03 PM

Master Ace,
It seems Caroline has been a media darling since IW. Many of her matches were/are televised and scheduled as the featured night or day match. I see that is continuing in Charleston.

Posted by woznowuss 04/16/2010 at 12:10 PM

Bobby,
I watched the match on tv, and I've never seen so many 30-40-something women in a sports crowd before. They seemed to make up like 90%! And they sure love Patty.

Posted by Mr. and Mrs. D. 04/16/2010 at 12:30 PM

Thanks for this Bobby. I enjoy watching Patty play....wished 'lefty plus variety' had brought her more success. Power players seem to have their way with her:( Have not seen either match against Caro this season...would have thought she'd be more of a challenge.

Posted by skip1515 04/16/2010 at 12:49 PM

Great report, especially the part about getting one more ball in play than the other gal, which is so often forgotten. Thanks.

Posted by tina 04/16/2010 at 12:50 PM

I'm glad Patty gets some love down there. It's too bad her career seemed to be thrown off track by her nutty "guru" (ex-)husband and then the psycho "water bottle guy".

Posted by lurker 04/16/2010 at 12:53 PM

Wozniacki becomes cheerleader for Kessler

http://www.carolinewozniacki.dk/viewNews.php?article=181

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 01:25 PM

Gr,
Thanks. I must have been thinking about their match yesterday.

Posted by karin1492 04/16/2010 at 01:27 PM

Was it here or in Hilton Head that Schnyder and Conchita Martinez had their infamous run in at the beginning of the 2000s?

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 01:36 PM

ESPN2 has flubbed again as their live connection went out while Jelena was serving to stay in the match. Now, they are showing Caroline and Patty from yesterday.

In live action, Daniela Hantuchova defeated Jelena Jankovic 1-6,6-3,6-3. Daniela rallied from 0-2 to win with her BH DTL working consistenly after Jelena missed an open court winner at 2-all(30-all) on Daniela's serve. That would have given Jelena a BP chance.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 01:49 PM

Cliff Drysdale and Pam Shriver doing the commentary for Caroline Wozniacki and Nadia Petrova on ESPN2

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 01:58 PM

Caroline served for the match starting the match with Nadia and she holds at 15.

Nadia to serve 0-1

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:02 PM

15-40 for Caroline as Nadia FH sails wide after Caroline hit BH DTL
30-40 Caroline BH return long
Caroline breaks as Nadia DF

Caroline to serve 2-0

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:05 PM

30-40 for Nadia as she hit BH DTL for winner - Caro served at 113 mph to the body that Nadia defended well
Nadia breaks as she hit FH winner on the sideline

Nadia to serve 1-2

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:12 PM

Caroline stops the bleeding after Nadia won 8 consecutive points. Nadia to serve 2-3

Posted by Codge 04/16/2010 at 02:12 PM

Oh, didn't realise ESPN had coverage. Will check out ESPN360 or whatever they're calling it nowadays.
Thanks MA!

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:14 PM

Piotr was on the court during the changeover taking to Caroline.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:15 PM

Codge,
Yes, ESPN3 (formerly ESPN360) is showing this match also.

Posted by BrooklynNY 04/16/2010 at 02:16 PM

" you can’t win a point unless you get back one more ball than your opponent. "

Or you can dominate play and force them to scramble to get balls back.

If you hit the ball off the court for a winner, you can win a point. Roger Federer doesn't win by getting balls back, he wins by hitting winners and going for his chances, and then executing when he does.
Usually when he is 'getting balls back' he is losing, or barely squeeking by an opponent with have limited game.

**sigh** defensive tennis...

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:19 PM

15-40 for Caroline as Nadia BH sails wide
30-40 Nadia FH winner DTL set up by wide serve
40-40 Nadia smash winner started by serve wide
Nadia 4/4 at net
40-A Nadia DF(2) at the T
Caroline breaks as Nadia DF

Caroline to serve 4-2 as ESPN will have an interview with Daniela in 9 minutes

Posted by woznowuss 04/16/2010 at 02:21 PM

I have mixed feelings about this match. On the one hand, I wish Caroline goes all the way and wins the tournament; on the other, I also think it migth be better for her to loose today and get a decent rest before the European red clay season starts. Isn't this her 18th match in a month?

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:24 PM

Nadia coach was on court during changeover as Nadia serves to stay in set 2-5

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:30 PM

Caroline serving for the set at 5-3 after Nadia holds as she hit drop shot for winner

0-15 Nadia return winner
0-30 Caroline BH wide - confirmed by chair umpire
15-30 Nadia BH return long
15-40 Nadia FH winner DTL
30-40 Nadia nets FH return as Caroline served wide
ESPN2 to do interview with Daniela
40-40 Nadia nets BH - Caroline did moonball during point
A-40 Nadia nets FH return as Caroline served wide
Caroline takes the set 6-3 as Nadia BH sails wide

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:31 PM

Woznowuss,
Yes, this is Caroline's 18th match since IW started.

Posted by PapaQ 04/16/2010 at 02:31 PM

Nice to see someone defending Caro's game for once. Everyone keeps saying she's a pusher and moonballer, that she doesn't have any real weapons. But how is a clever defensive game not a weapon? Caro seems to annoy most players just because of that.

Yes, it's probably not as spectacular as some would like, but it sure is smart and it works. And after all, she's still a teenager. Having a solid defense seems like a good place to start (it got her to world #2 and that ain't bad..), she's bound to improve the other aspects of her game in time.


Master Ace,
Piotr always goes on court after the first five games of a set, no matter what the score is.

Posted by Samantha Elin 04/16/2010 at 02:38 PM

Bobby, great write up on this talented teen. Thanks.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:39 PM

30-40 for Caroline as Nadia FH sails long
40-40 Nadia Ace wide
A-40 Nadia FH winner as it hit the sideline
40-40 Nadia FH long
A-40 Caroline BH wide
Nadia holds as she comes in on moonball and hit FH that was too hot for Caroline

Caroline to serve 6-3,0-1

Posted by Samantha Elin 04/16/2010 at 02:40 PM

Tennisesq, the media loves this girl.

Posted by carnap - Andy, we hardly saw ye. 04/16/2010 at 02:47 PM

PapaQ: While the others are criticizing Caroline's "pushing and moonballing," guess who's at number 2 and smiling? Let them eat sour grapes.

Posted by carnap - Andy, we hardly saw ye. 04/16/2010 at 02:49 PM

IMO Caroline Wozniacki is a breath of fresh air to the sport. She's always cheerful, polite, gracious, generous, classy, competitive, committed. We should have more like her.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:50 PM

Caroline 6 winners and 6 UFEs leading 6-3,2-all

Posted by PapaQ 04/16/2010 at 02:52 PM

Carnap, I couldn't agree more!

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:52 PM

15-40 for Caroline as her BH lob forced Nadia to smash wide as Nadia came to net
Caroline breaks as Nadia FH sails wide

Caroline to serve 6-3,3-2

Posted by jewell - Make tea, not war. 04/16/2010 at 02:52 PM

Very nice report, Bobby! I especially liked your take on Caroline's game.

Posted by Ruth 04/16/2010 at 02:56 PM

I knew that I was a hopeless Schnyder fan when she had that "infamous run-in" with Martinez that karin1492 mentioned, and I decided that the pretend/"psych!" handshake at the net was cute and funny instead of rude and unprofessional. :-) If anyone but Patty, one of my favorite headcases, did that, I would probably not smile or laugh every time I remember that incident.

It's nice to hear from Bobby that the Charleston fans have taken her into their hearts; I did not realize that she had such a long continuous record of playing there.

Go, Caro! This is your tournament to win.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 02:57 PM

40-40 Nadia smash winner coming to net behind FH hit with depth
Caroline led 40-0
A-40 Nadia nets BH
Caroline consolidates as Nadia nets FH return

Nadia to serve 3-6,2-4

Posted by Tfactor 04/16/2010 at 03:04 PM

Nice read Bobby. I always enjoy your posts.
I have mixed feeling about Caroline's game but I agree with Carnap, she seems to be a very nice person.
I don't watch the WTA enough to have noticed the improvements in her game but it does sound promising, especially if she can be emotional steady when things don't go her way.


Posted by Tfactor 04/16/2010 at 03:06 PM

*emotionally*

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:06 PM

Caroline holds at 15 as Nadia FH return sails long. Nadia serving to stay in the match 3-6,3-5

Posted by carnap - Andy, we hardly saw ye. 04/16/2010 at 03:06 PM

Nadia needs to teach the other players how to beat Serena, then in return, they can teach Nadia how to beat everyone else.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:12 PM

15-40 for Caroline as Nadia FH sails wide
Caroline has played a good tactical match as her UFEs is under 10
30-40 Caroline BH wide after Nadia low BH slice gets over net very low
Mr. X return serve shot showed
40-40 Nadia FH too hot for Caroline
A-40 Nadia Ace at the T
Nadia holds as Caroline BH sails long

Caroline will serve for the match at 6-3,5-4

Posted by PapaQ 04/16/2010 at 03:16 PM

Caroline cruises into to the semis.

Kom så, Caro!

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:16 PM

0-15 Caroline nets BH
Nadia played well saving 2 match points in the process during the last game
15-15 Nadia FH return long
30-15 Nadia nets FH
Pam is questioning Nadia strategy on going for a big return at 0-15
40-15 Caroline CC FH winner set up by BH close to the sideline
Caroline wins the match as Nadia nets BH

Caroline Wozniacki defeated Nadia Petrova 6-3,6-4

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:18 PM

Samantha Elin,
Pam gave Caroline praise saying that she worked the match workladylike and will be around for a long time

Posted by carnap - Andy, we hardly saw ye. 04/16/2010 at 03:20 PM

Congrats to Caroline!! Pretty good going...win Ponte Vedra and make at least the semis of Charleston. Not bad for a "pusher/moonballer."

Posted by PapaQ 04/16/2010 at 03:20 PM

Well, she probably won't be around as long as Patty has been. She's said on more than more occasion to Danish media, that she wants to have children before she's 30.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:29 PM

Kader Nouni will be the chair umpire for Shuai Peng and Samantha Stosur

Samantha won the toss and elects to serve to begin the match

Posted by Bobby 04/16/2010 at 03:36 PM

Hi, Guys. It's always nice to read the comments... so thanks. I'm reading here and there while at the tournament. More soon!

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:43 PM

3 holds to begin the match with the last 2 were at love. Shuai to serve 1-2

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 03:45 PM

Bobby,
Hope you catch another Caroline interview as she was very efficient today.

Pam Shriver said that Caroline was nervous in her last service game especially she lost 2 match points(or Nadia played them too well) and hit her BH into the net but as illustrated in the thread, she got calm and closed the match out.

Posted by Mr.X (Live, from Minionland!) 04/16/2010 at 04:03 PM

I see you are liking the best camera shot in the sport these days, Master Ace:)
Congrats to Caro and her fans, specially Samantha. She's having quite the season since IW, IMO. Has anyone had such consistent results?

Also, nice article, Bobby. If Patty has been a fixture for the tournament, and has had good results, i'm not surprised that she's very appreciated now as a veteran. As for the Hott Woz, that's the way to go when you beat a fan favourite. Act like you are very sorry. It's the best way to make sure you wont have any problem with the crowd. Also, it's good to hear that she's adding some things to her game. Her defense is already very solid.

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 04/16/2010 at 04:08 PM

Congrats to Caro. I just got Serena's new book and I can't put it down. She's so frank and candid, pulling no punches. Very candid description of what went on at IW, what she was called, how Kim received cheering ovations from the American crowd, and her feelings on Austin. Also, her frank opinions of her rivals. The best book since Venus Envy which I loved. I would strongly recommend it to all tennis fans.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:08 PM

30-40 for Samantha as Shuai BH sails wide
Samantha takes the set 6-4 as Shuai nets BH set up by good return

Posted by Bobby 04/16/2010 at 04:08 PM

Master Ace, I was at the Caro presser. Asked two or three questions, including one on why she thinks she's had good results again recently. OK more later.

Q. Your play tapered off just a little bit, it sounded like your winning percentage went down a little bit after the US Open, but then the last three tournaments you're doing really well, your winning percentage has gone higher. Do you feel like you're doing something differently, consciously?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: After the US Open I played Tokyo and Beijing. I was sick in Tokyo, I had to retire in my match, and in Beijing I wasn't 100 percent. And I also think that the US Open really took a lot of energy out of me.

And I played Luxembourg. I just played one match there as well, and I played the Year End Championships, which I mean it's a great championship, and I made it to the semi finals. And I've only been playing big tournaments, so I feel like I've actually been doing good results this year. I'm really happy about the way I'm playing, the way I've been progressing and I feel like, yeah, I'm on the right track.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:10 PM

Shuai 7-7 Samantha 13-7 W-UFEs Samantha only 42% 1st serve

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 04/16/2010 at 04:14 PM

Bobby, again thank for this positive and great write up on this beautiful, talented and gracious, Scandinavian girl. She keeps proving her critics wrong and renew the faith of her supporters. I believe in this girl and her game and will continue to do so. Like Caro, "I don't listen to it anymore." She's talking about the people who don't give her a chance.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:17 PM

15-40 for Samantha as Shuai nets FH
30-40 Samantha nets BH after getting to Shuai drop shot
40-40 Samantha FH return wide
40-A Samantha rips FH return for winner
Samantha breaks as she rips FH return for winner

Samantha to serve 6-4,2-0

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 04/16/2010 at 04:18 PM

Du er den bedste, Scandinavia's#1, World's#2. Take the title Caro!

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:20 PM

Samantha consolidates at love as she hit her 15th FH winner. Since being down a break at 4-3, Samantha has picked up her game despite the low first serve percentage.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:26 PM

30-40 for Samantha as she hit FH winner
40-40 Samantha nets BH return on wide serve
A-40 Samantha nets BH return
40-40 Shuai nets FH as Samantha return hit the net and bounced over
40-A Samantha BH drop shot winner
Samantha breaks as Shuai BH sails wide

Samantha to serve 6-4,4-0

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 04/16/2010 at 04:27 PM

The Williamses haven't played for the American Fed cup in a long time. Read Serena's book and you might understand why.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:30 PM

Samantha consolidates at 30 as Shuai BH sails wide. Shuai serving to stay in match 4-6,0-5

Aussiemarg would be pleased seeing the last 8 games as Samantha is ripping winners especially on FH side.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:34 PM

30-40 for Samantha as her BH DTL was effective as Shuai had no reply
40-40 Shuai FH winner on short return
A-40 Samantha nets BH after Shuai made her scramble driving BH DTL
Shuai holds as Samantha nets return

Samantha serving for the match 6-4,5-1


Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:36 PM

15-0 Samantha Ace wide as new balls are being played
30-0 Shuai FH return long on big serve
40-0 Samantha Ace
Samantha wins the match as Shuai BH return long

Samantha Stosur defeated Shuai Peng 6-4,6-1

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 04:39 PM

By the way, Chris Bradham and Sam Smith did the commentary on EuroSport on Samantha and Shuai

Posted by Bobby 04/16/2010 at 04:58 PM

Samantha Elin, among other things I think Wozniacki is hitting harder than she used to. I'm glad you liked this one. Figured you would. :)

Posted by lurkee magee 04/16/2010 at 05:07 PM

samantha: i would be interested in the resons behind Venus and Serena not doing Fed Cup duty more. i can understand not wanting to play more to avoid injuries but u seem to hint there is another reason behind it.

Posted by Coby 04/16/2010 at 05:20 PM

Bobby,

Great report; enjoying the twitter posts also! ;)

Always wonder how Patty's career might have gone if she had not had those "lost" years, in the prime of her career, with that wacky guru. (Although, her husband seems a bit wacky at times as well.)

Caro definitely has earned, and deserves great respect. So many positive attributes, especially the mental toughness. Can't be anything but a good thing for the WTA tour.

Good girl Sammy!! 9 of the last 10 games after a bit of a slow start. Need to get rid of those pesky 40% serving sets though.

Posted by aussiemarg [Madame President in Comma Rehab for 2009] 04/16/2010 at 05:52 PM

Master Thanks for the shout out I wanted to see Sam's match but because of Verdasco's Brain cramp in his match I didnt get to bed till 3am this morning.

Congrats Sam.

Hi Coby.Agree 40% pesky serving sets lol!

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 04/16/2010 at 05:54 PM

Bobby, agree about Caro, you have to become a power hitter in today's modern game, counter punchers rarely become GS winners. Lurkee, again I would recommend reading Serena's book which I can't put down. The Williamses haven't always received the warmest reception by some American fans and Serena is very frank about it. It was shocking to me some of the things they went through, but a fascinating read.

Posted by Kombo 04/16/2010 at 07:37 PM

I'm not gonna read Serena's book, could you just tell us why they don't play Fed Cup, please? I'd thought it was coz of simple 'self-preservation' reasons; is there more to it than that?

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 08:02 PM

Vera serving for the set 6-5

0-15 Melanie drop shot winner
15-15 Vera FH winner
30-15 Melanie shot hit the tape and sails wide
40-15 Vera unreturnable serve that Melanie could not handle with BH
40-30 Vera BH missed
Vera takes the set 7-5 as her BH DTL forces Melanie FH wide

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 08:15 PM

15-40 for Vera as Melanie misses FH
Crowd cheering for Melanie
Vera breaks as Melanie misses BH

Vera to serve 7-5,3-0

Posted by tommy 04/16/2010 at 08:25 PM

If its Wozniacki-Zvonareva tomoorow at 1, that's a pretty good match.

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 08:37 PM

Saturday Order of Play

Monte Carlo at 7:30 AM live on Tennis Channel
Ferrer vs Nadal followed by Djokovic vs Verdasco

Barcelona at 8:50 AM
Francesca Schiavone vs Roberta Vinci

Charleston at 1 PM
Wozniacki vs Zvonareva - Live on ESPN2 followed by Stosur vs Hantuchova

Posted by Master Ace 04/16/2010 at 08:38 PM

Tommy,
1 PM it is for Caroline vs Vera - Doha RR rematch

Posted by tommy 04/16/2010 at 09:04 PM

I remember that match. Wozniacki had an injury and was crying and lay down on the court.

Posted by Coby 04/16/2010 at 11:00 PM

Patty and (Shelby?) Rogers def Ekaterina Makarova & Marie-Eve Pelletier 8-4 in Charleston's "Hit For Haiti".

Posted by mick1303 04/17/2010 at 12:54 AM

Wozniacki can have all the success in the world by playing her 'smart defensive tennis'. To me it will always be about as exciting as a boa suffocating it's prey.

Posted by tommy 04/17/2010 at 10:19 AM

ESPN2 does not think Wozniacki is boring This is the 3rd straight day she has the 1 PM
tv spot. And when something happened to yesterday's broadcast, they started showing the tape of her Thursday match

Posted by Master Ace 04/17/2010 at 05:17 PM

Tommy,
They had a power outage for a few minutes yesterday

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