Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Australian Open Quarterfinals

Tennis is back! This time it's at the Australian Open. Tomorrow is the start of the womens semi-finals. Unfortunately my personal favorite tennis player and number 1 pick to win the tournament, Justine Henin, was defeated in her quarterfinal match Tuesday against Maria Sharapova. From the beginning you could tell she just wasn't playing her best. Sharapova put up a really great fight and it made for a very interesting game. The match ended at a sad score of 6-4, 6-0. The other quarter final game I got to watch a portion of on Tuesday was between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic. It was also a pretty good game. As the defending champ of 2007, Serena was supposed to be the pick to win the match but Jankovic beat her 6-3, 6-4. Today, the last two matches of the quarterfinals were played. The two semi-finalist games will be a match up between Jelena Jankovic vs. Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic vs. Daniela Hantuchova. Now that Henin is out my new pick to win is probably Sharapova. She kicked some major butt on Tuesday. No one even thought she had a chance to win against Henin, who is currently number 1 in the world, but she not only beat her, she totally dominated. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens over the next couple of days...


  1. I cleaned the garage yesterday and found my un-opened brand new tennis balls I bought after our one and only tennis day at the park....so sad. We need to get that going again after I get this baby out. :)