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Mardy Fish’s countrywoman, Sloane Stephens, has been defeated by Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second round of the AEGON International Tennis Tournament which is going on in Eastbourne at the moment. It was an easy win for Wozniacki. She took only about an hour to crush her opponent who was comparatively very young and inexperienced. The Danish woman won both the sets by the same margin of 6-3.
The two players came into the match with different sort of attitude. While, Wozniacki was looking calm, composed and relaxed, Stephens seemed to be trying too hard. She was trying to win points quickly and was over aggressive in order to do so. That resulted in her committing a number of unforced errors in both the sets and she ended up handing the match to Wozniacki.
With this win, Wozniacki remained undefeated against Stephens. She has now played 5 matches against the American youngster in total and has won all of them.
In the opening set, both the players held their serve in the first 3 games and the scores were 2-1. In the 4th game, the first breakthrough for Wozniacki came and after that, she made sure that she didn’t let Stephens break her back. She won her next three service games and sealed the set.
Having had the first set in her bag, Wozniacki looked much more confident in the second set and with the help of a serve break pretty early, she got ahead by 2-0. With consecutive serve holds after that, the Danish player extended her lead to 5-3 and then, she broke Stephens again in the 9th game to get the match done and dusted.
It’s been the first time in the last couple of months that Wozniacki has got two wins successively. Her form before this tournament was pathetic.
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Sending Federer right back to home from the French Open, Ernests Gulbis bagged the match. This might have been the worst defeat Roger Federer faced at the French Open in almost a decade. Novak Djkovic however stayed quiet calm on the track to the Rolland Garros title.
Gulbis is much in news of late and defeated Federer, the 4th seed and 2009 champion with a score of 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 4-6 6-3. Since 2004 Federer faced his first defeat in Paris as he was almost crushed by Gustavo Kuerten during the third round. If he would have at all bagged the game, Federer would have made a record of making into forty two quarter finals of Grand Slam and 10 consecutive ones in Paris. However, the twenty five year old Ernests Gulbis made sure that he bagged the game steadily.
Talking about how he performed in the game, Federer sounded quite displeased with his performance and commented that he was completely all over the place and is quite unhappy that he could not win the game and its sure a regret. Nevertheless Gulbis did a fantastic job on the court and made a great comeback. Seeing his game, Federer almost knew what was coming ahead. Gulbis knows his game and plays it well too. He really hoped that he would have play a tad bit better. Gulbis took a time out during the fourth set for medical reasons, seemed ecstatic about his win.
Talking about his great performance against Federer he commented that he is extremely sorry since most were expecting that Federer would take home the match nonetheless he is delighted to have won against such a fantastic player. He further added that the match was definitely tough to bag, but he did it anyways.
Svetlana Kuznetsova couldn’t make it to the semi final round of the ongoing French Open. She lost to Simona Halep of Romania in the straight sets in the round of 8 yesterday. Halep won the match by 6-2, 6-2.
It was anticipated to be a very exciting and close encounter as both the players were in great form, but, at the end, it turned out to be one of those matches in which one player crushes the other. The match got over in just about an hour with Kuznetsova winning just 4 games in the whole match.
Kuznetsova had actually come into the match with an injury which kept getting worsened as the match progressed and that was one of the main reasons why she got demolished by her opponent.
The Russian player, however, should be praised for her desire to fight and win. A lot of players would have left the match in the middle with so much pain, but, Kuznetsova didn’t do that. She showed character and battled till the very last moment.
On the other hand, for Halep, not a single thing went wrong during the match and the happiness on her face to have won in the straight sets was clearly visible.
The Romanian said, “I played really well. Winning in two sets against somebody like Svetlana who is a fantastic player is very satisfactory.”
This is the first time that Halep has reached the round of 4 in the singles competition of a Grand Slam. Before this, her best performance had come in the Australian Open of this year. She had managed to enter the quarter final round in that tournament.
The 22 years old would want to keep her rhythm going and lift her first Slam trophy in 4 days’ time.