Little Olivia Rogowska went out in a close one to Kateryna Bondarenko 26 75 75. Didn’t watch the match, but you can read about it here – clickey.
The more sensational news was of course Jelena Dokic’s retirement against Dementieva. Does Dokic only reserve her best tennis for the slams these days? Because since the Australian Open, she’s been quite mediocre, struggling against lower ranked players, not doing a whole lot with the momentum she got during the Australian Open. But she certainly upped her game yesterday against Dementieva, taking the first set 62 in an eyeblink, very unfortunate that the back injury came in just when the second set was about to get interesting. And damn it, crying girls are so infectious. *runs off sobbing*
I hope this doesn’t affect her comeback in any serious way, frankly I don’t think the girl can take any more blows to her tennis career. No news yet on the precise nature of the injury, I believe Dokic is getting it checked out today.
“I went for a serve or a return and just went down and couldn’t come back up,” she said. “I don’t know what it is yet. But it’s very painful and I just hope it’s not too serious.”
In other news, two other Aussies – Jamila Groth and Sam Stosur – are through to the third round. Sam defeated Wickmayer 63 46 64 for an opportunity to finish off what Jelena Dokic had started – Elena Dementieva, while Jamila Groth is in her first ever R32 against Jelena Jankovic after taking down Mariana Duque Marino 62 76(9).
Uh-oh. All the best for the pair of them.