Friday, August 29, 2008

3rd round continues tomorrow

There will be eight more third round matches tomorrow:

Julie Coin's golden moment should come to an end when she plays countrywoman Amelie Mauresmo, but we will most likely see some really good serving from her.

Nadia Petrova and Flavia Pennetta are invisible to the press, but both are very good hard court players, and theirs could be in interesting match.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld of the recent comeback and the huge serve, will go against French phenom Alize Cornet. Cornet can usually handle big servers pretty well, but Groenefeld--if she is feeling confident--could give her some trouble.

Timea Bacsinszky's best chance to hang around and wait for Dinara Safina to mess up her serve. But even that isn't likely to win her the match.

Serena Williams will probably get all she can handle from the flat-hitting Ai Sugiyama, but chances are, Williams will indeed handle it.

Who knew that Severine Bremond and Tathiana Gardin would meet in the third round of the U.S. Open? One of them will be in the round of 16, but who?

The talented but streaky Alona Bondarenko needs to take every trick she has to the court tomorrow because Venus Williams will be on the other side of the net. Bondarenko's best bet is for Williams' forehand to go hinky.

And my pick for the match to see (though in all likelihood, I won't) is the one between Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova. This match should provide some really nice tennis. Radwanska is all about precision and toughness, and Cibulkova is up to the task. Neither player is likely to lose her nerve; however, Cibulkova is a bit vulnerable to leg injuries. Both players are good court thinkers and good shot-makers.

1 comment:

david said...

I think ALG will be feeling confident! Well at least I hope she is...I'm hoping she causes an upset, though I will still be happy with this tournament for her if she loses.