USO Day 2: Oh we got that disco. D-I-S-C-O.
All Masha Fierce needed was a pair of silver heels to boogey to her heart’s content. Not a fan of the randomness of this dress, nor do I like the silver bandana. But you can’t go too wrong with black.
You can go wrong however, with vomit coloured outfits.
I hate Stella. She’s the definition of bland fug.
But the result is the same – Maria and CWoz both scored convincing wins in their first round matches. Maria’s serve looked much better in this match then it did a few weeks ago. A girl can hope, can’t she?
A day of convincing wins for most of the big names in women’s tennis. Even JJ looked close to her 2008 form, burning up the tennis court and our retinas in a scarlet frock. I am starting to get good vibes for JJ again. Good stuff.
No one, least of all Ana Ivanovic herself, is getting any good vibes for her. For the first time in her career, Ana Ivanovic lost in the first round of a slam. Just when you think she couldn’t possibly do any worse than last year, Ana sinks to new lows, losing to K.Bond 2-6 6-3 7-6(7).
Something needs to be done or the girl is headed for the quagmire of confusion known as Vaidisova-Land. Just don’t ask what Ana wants t do about it:
Q. So you’re going to take a long vacation or are you just going to work, work, work again?
ANA IVANOVIC: I honestly don’t know. I really don’t know. I have to think about some things first on my own and then with the team and discuss and see what’s going to be the best.
Obviously I’m very, you know, motivated to get back in the top, but it just feels like I was saying it just feels like Catch‑22, because I constantly playing and trying to play at the level that I feel I’m not at. It’s disappointing and it’s frustrating, so I just want to get a time and work hard on like all the match, off competition.
I’m so over this.
You know who else I am also over? Dinara Safina, who was true to her Safin roots today in her match against my teenage compatriot Olivia Rogowska, defeating Olivia 6-7 6-2 6-4. Olivia did well to keep up with Safina, but most of the match was just Safina battling with her self and her insecurities.
Good news for those with some lingering faith in Australian tennis – Rogowska may not have star quality, but she looked top 30 today. Five facts for the Aussie teen:
1. The biggest name she’s managed to beat this year on the WTA tour is Maria Kirilenko, at the French Open.
2. She was born and raised in Melbourne.
3. Her Polish father used to coach her, until she beat him when she was 13, and he wisely moved on.
4. She claims she grew up on clay. Err … I don’t know how that happened.
5. She is currently at a career high ranking of 167.
On the men’s side of things, the Concubine gave away a two set lead to Lapentti, surrendering 46 36 76 76 63. A plunge down the rankings await the Swiss.
Meanwhile, Navarro scored an impressive win over Ivo “spank that ace” Karlovic.
So … what were we saying about Murray’s draw again?
Just goes to show how completely useless and irrelevant draw analysis is.