martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

Stosur win's over halep into french open 2016.

Stosur returns to the quarterfinals
For the first time since 2012, Stosur is back into the quarterfinals of a major. The 32-year-old, who made the final here in 2010, backed up her big third round win over safarova with another self-assured performance to beat Halep for her first Top 10 win since 2014.

"I don't typically like the heavy, wet, damp conditions, but today I was able to use them I think a lot better, I think, than she was," Stosur said. "I didn't necessarily think about hitting with heavy spin, but more higher over the net I guess to get the same kind of result.

"Having a slice backhand I can then hit it a bit shorter, keep it low over the net. The court is dead and wet. If you keep it low it doesn't bounce that much. I think that really kept her off-balance when I was hitting my slice, whether I was going deep or short. Yeah, when it's harder to move, that makes it just that a little bit harder. Like I said, then with my forehand, just that little bit of extra height to push her back was working well for me."

Tsvetana pironkova advances into french open 2016! Radwanska out

PARIS, France 
Tsvetana pironkova produced a spectacular comeback to knock out No.2 seed  radwanska and book a place in the quarterfinals of the french open.

When the match was originally stopped on Sunday evening, Radwanska stood in a commanding position, leading 6-2, 3-0. However, an inspired opponent and heavy conditions proved her undoing when they resumed nearly 48 hours later.

Pironkova reeled off 10 straight games to turn the match on its head, and despite a late wobble she completed the turnaround when Radwanska netted a tired forehand. Her 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory sees her become the first Bulgarian in a decade to reach the last eight in Paris.

"Yes, it was a set and 0-3, but actually it was a tight match," Pironkova said afterwards. "I had game ball in each of the first few games. Today I tried to leave the fact that it was raining out of my mind and just focus on each and every point. Obviously that worked. If the court is not fit for play, like if it's slippery, they would cancel the match right away. But today the court was okay, we could have played, and so we did."

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016

Rain has cancelled all play on Monday at Roland Garros. 30 may 2016

Not so much the French Open as the French closed.

For the first time in 16 years, unrelenting rain Monday washed out a full day of play at the only Grand Slam tennis venue without a retractable roof over its show court, clogging the schedule with unfinished and postponed matches and prompting the frustrated tournament director to plead — again — for a roof as soon as possible.

“Our roof is a necessity,” Guy Forget said, as players were sent back to their hotels and thousands of would-be spectators told to apply for refunds for their unused tickets.

“I’m a bit annoyed today, to say the least.”

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

Serena Williams win's over Kristina Mladenovic into french open 2016

PARIS, France
Serena Williams outlasted an inspired Kristina Mladenovic and weathered a two and a half hour rain delay to advance to the second week of french open 6-4, 7-6(10).

Timea Bacsinszky advances into french open 2016. Pauline parmentier out.

Ana Ivanovic out into french open 2016. Elina Svitolina win!

PARIS, France 
Elina Svitolina returned to the fourth round of the French open with a straight set win over former champion Ana Ivanovic.

In seven previous meetings, including two french open,  Svitolina had taken just one set from Ivanovic, but she turned the tables in impressive fashion on Saturday to triumph, 6-4, 6-4.

Svitolina could not disguise her delight when the Serb's forehand found the net on match point, treating the Court 1 crowd to a 360-degree pirouette and fist pump.

"I think it was better mentality than other matches before, the other seven matches," Svitolina said. "And the game, I was really confident today. I don't know. Just everything was right. Today I was doing right things. Even missing bad shots, I was trying to stay positive and to play my tennis.

"I think it was working really well today, and I was really happy that I could stay in such a high level against her, and still having in my mind that I'm 0-7 down. And it was tough, but I'm really happy that I could finish the match two sets."

viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016

Sugarpova blog. The original pic

Simona halep win's over Osaka into french open 2016

PARIS, France
Simona halep  was forced to dig deep to defeat Naomi Osaka and keep her dreams of a maiden french open title alive.

Facing an opponent eager to showcase her not inconsiderable talents on the biggest stage, Halep fought back to complete a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Despite opening up an early lead, Halep was unable to subdue her livewire opponent in the first set. The Japanese teenager reeled off the final three game amid a flurry of winners that had the Suzanne Lenglen crowd roaring its approval.

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016

Serena Williams into 3 round of the French open 2016

PARIS, France
Serena Williams needed little more than an hour and dropped just three games on her way to a near-flawless victory over Teliana pereira to move into the third round of french open 6-2, 6-1.

Timea Bacsinszky win's over eugenie Bouchard into french open 2016

PARIS, France
Timea Bacsinszky produced a stunning turnaround to defeat eugenie Bouchard  6-4, 6-4, and book her place in the third round of the French open.

Trailing Bouchard 4-1 in the opening set, an upset looked on the cards. However, a run of 10 straight games from the No.8 seed turned the match on its head, before a late wobble gave the scoreline a more respectable sheen.

The only other time Bacsinszky faced Bouchard came earlier this year in Indian Wells, where she was taken to three sets. And on Philippe Chatrier, Bouchard provided a reminder of the talent that saw her ranked No.5 not so long ago, barely making a mistake in the opening five games.