- Give Me a Break
- Zvonareva was serving at 0-6, 0-3, 15-30 when she hit her third double fault of the match. In danger of losing ten consecutive games, the Russian let go of her frustrations by smashing her racquet three times. However, that was not the end of it.
About the injuries on tour Zvonareva said, "You know, to me it feels definitely like more injuries are happening. Maybe because the game is a little bit more physical right now. Maybe scheduling, the schedule is very tough for players. You don't have many choices where there are a lot of mandatory events and you have to play certain weeks, and no matter how you feel, you gotta be out there and compete. Before, you could make a little bit better choices, and you know if your body is feeling tired, you can skip that week and go play another week... Sometimes you're forced to play a lot of events when you're tired, and that's when most of the injuries are coming, when your body is not fresh."
Just Another Day at the Office
Caroline Wozniacki, who won at Ponte Vedra Beach last week, continued her 2010 domination of the green clay with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nadia Petrova this afternoon. Wozniacki was very consistent and took advantage of Petrova’s many errors off the ground. Petrova saved two match points serving at 3-5, 15-40, but Wozniacki held in the next game to win 6-3, 6-4.
And in the quickest match of the day, Samantha Stosur easily overpowered China’s Peng Shuai with her serve and won 6-4, 6-1 in just over an hour.
Things were not so simple for second seed Jelena Jankovic. After easily winning the first set 6-1, Jankovic looked poised for an easy win over Daniela Hantuchova. Jankovic used her incredible defense to force Hantuchova to make errors and set up winners with her aggressive backhand. However, in the second set, Jankovic started playing more passively, which gave Hantuchova time to settle down, and the Slovak finally started painting her forehands on the lines.