Stanford Mosaics: erm hello Tennis Gods, we need JJ back.
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (Q) Angela Haynes (USA) 63 61
I might’ve been angry at her performance and comments towards Melanie Oudin at Wimbledon, but who am I kidding? I love watching JJ play, I love her pre-pubescent whining. I love her body glitter and happy splits.
After a vacation in Dubai post-Wimbly, JJ’s back with a solid win – 5 aces, didn’t face a single breakpoint. Given her results so far this year, I’ll withhold my judgment until her next match.
Speaking of which: JJ v Lisicki next round.
JJ beat Licky earlier this year in Stuttgart 75 57 63, and Licky certainly hasn’t forgotten about it.
Since their last meeting, Licky’s been rising and JJ slumping, so yes Sabine, you might just get your “revange”
Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (6) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 64 63
It’s a sign of how far she’s come in the last few months that I kinda expected Sam Stosur to beat Domi. But expectations aside, yeehaw!
I don’t just like her because she’s Australian. Gimme a WTA player with a great kick serve, powerful forehand, and sound volleys, and chances are – me gonna likey.
Slightly off topic: bad news for Sveta fans – she’s out of LA next week with a foot injury. That still leaves 10 of the top 15 women in the world entering the tournament. Sheesh, the USO Series is going strong isn’t it?