Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vesnina reaches semifinals of Portugal Open

Elena Vesnina, seeded 8th at the Portugal Open, defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 today. This victory puts the Russian into the semifinals, in which she'll face countrywoman Svetlana Kuznetsova. Kuznetsova defeated Genie Bouchard in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

A Russian vs. Russian match is generally uncomfortable for both players. This is a match I really wish I could watch, but I cannot.

Also advancing to the semifinals was Carla Suarez Navarro, who defeated Polona Hercog in straight sets. In the second round, Suarez Navarro got into the bagel trend and beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0, 6-0! She will play qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu, who defeated qualifier Timea Bacsinszky.

Suarez Navarro has yet to win a WTA title.


Anonymous said...

Good news. Petra has broken with Radek.

Diane said...

I hadn't heard that. Interesting.

Todd.Spiker said...

Hope he doesn't have his eye on one of the Pliskovas next!

(Or Koukalova-and-no-longer-Zakopalova... hmmm, hope that timing was just coincidental.) :D

Diane said...

I guess we're all going through the list of Czech players and wondering "Who's next?" Oh, dear--I hadn't even thought about the possible Koukalova divorce implication. Nothing will surprise me, at this point.

Bobby Skipsey said...

As someone here once observed, Stepanek is the Black Widow(er) of Tennis

Diane said...

Martina Hingis was also known as the BWOT. This is an implication of epic proportions!