Tuesday, May 13, 2014

cibulkova falls in Rome, is she run out of magic.

World number 10 Dominika Cibulkova lost to Camilla Giorgi of Italy in first round of the premier 5 event.

Cibulkova also lost early in Madrid, she usually has strong clay court campaign. Then, should we ask, is she lost the magic that bring her into top ten and final of Oz open. She drop 0-2 on clay this season.

Earlier this year some observer said that her surge merely becasuse of changing in racquet, her new racquet seem to. Give her advantage, but it not proved.

Nevertheless her clay slump might be because of fatigue she already play too many match this year. Losing to stosur still acceptable, but to lose to Giorgi is something unacceptable given her credibility. Anyway, there still Roland Garros laying ahead she can proved that I'm wrong in eclvaluating her performance on clay..

good bye madrid hello rome

Madrid open already wrapped up with Nadal and Sharapova crowned as king and Queen of Madrid combine events. Yet another huge clay combines events get underway. But it is inappropriate not to congratulate both ATP and WTA rising star, despite ended in second place but looking at their run in Madrid it is predictable that they would be household name in near future.

With both Sharapova and Williams it hard to pick another player that could challenge these ladies, especially it is clay, although Sharapova in on losing streak against Williams but like Sharapova always say every match is a new match everything start from the scratch is still possible for her to beat Serena, they could meet at semis

In men draw clay king Nadal should be the fav. But with Djokovic back in action he could poised serious tjret to Nadal. Oh Federer also back in action to. As Toni Nadal lamented after his nephew won Madrid Nadal still in search of his best form. This should be an open interesting scenario any clay specialist should grab thos oportunity. QUESTTION mark on Nishikori is he still make a trip to Foro Italico aftering retiring against nadal to hand the Madrid champion crown the aaniard.

In doubles action Errani/vinci takes the favorites spot, although they're only sedeed sevond behind co No 1 SHieh and peng. However dont cpunt out the third seed yet, defending RG queens Vrsnina/Malaroca always ready to steal the lime lights.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sharapova dominate Radwanska in Madrid sf

Maria Sharapova dominate her opponent to move into Madrid final for second year. Radwanska seem clueless in dealing with Sharapova serve and games. Sharapova steal the first set 61, in 30 minutes. It look like to be a straight forward victory for the Russian as she racing for 30 lead in the second set.

However, the gritty Polish don't give in yet, with Sharapova games crumble she take full advantage of it, eventually leading 43. Everybody aware that both players are rival on and off court, radwanska vocally criticize sharapova for grunting, but saying it is acceptable for Azarenka to do the same(simply because they're friend).But Sharapova not ready to let Radwanska bring the match to the decider. Saving her best  for the last, reeling three straight games to seal the match 61,64 in 68 minutes to book a date with Simona Halep. Sharapova lead Halep  2-0 , she also looking to win her second title this season and extent her winning streak to 11 match.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

sharapova into quaters in Madrid

Maria Sharapova notch a victory over Sam stosur, to make into last 8 for third year in a row. Both player show strong service games play. No break point opportunity until tenth games, Sharapova won the only break point to seal the first set 64. Second set also repeat the same script at the beginning, but Sharapova push hard to brake stosur serve, but a games later she broke back to even the games. Shapova won another break point to lead 43, stosur failed to brwleak back as her Russian opponent display stronger service games, winning 71% point on first serve(Sharapova had 80% first serve in). Although stosur firing 82 percent of first serve she had poor percentage in winning points, she unable to keep up with Sharapova,broken again in the ninth game to surrender the set 63 and the match. Stosur lost to Sharapova for the 13th times in 15 meeting. Li Na awaits in the next round.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


In the women draw top seed Serena ease past shuai 62,63. Simona halep continue good run by beating Lara aruabarrena. Caroline wozniacki bounced out by Roberta Vinci 63,63, while Caroline Garcia advance when Maria Kirilenko retired at 00. Suarez Navarro also advance in expensed of Alison Risked.

in men event Nasal continue clay recovery with easy win over Juan Monaco, 62,60, lucky loser Kubot beat Simon to adcance . also advancing Gulbis,Berdych and isner.

in doubles event peng shuai shook off single loss to advance to qf with partner Hsieh Su Wei, also advancing Nlack /Mirza and Kop Jones/Spears.

Federer withdraw but Simon still losing.

Roger Federer withdraw from Madrid to celebrate his second set of twin. His scheduled opponent Giles Simon was happy with the Swiss decision, he even expressed his confidences to advance to the next round in a tweet.

however he's not writing his own fate, facing lucky loser Lukas Kubot he surrendered the match in 3 sets. The Polish who lost in the qualies took full advantage of the opportunity. France's Simon win the pair first meeting in 2012, although firing 12 aces to 6 from Kubot

Simon is a strong critic to equal prize money, in fact he still maintain a sour relationship with some top female players

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MADRID MASTERS: Gulbis advance,Fognini falls.

13th seed Fabio Fognini falls at first hurdles in the Masters event. Falling in 3 set to Alexander Dolgopolov. The loss ruined the italian hope to dig further in the ranking during clay swing.

meanwhile Latvian Ernest Gulbis defeat Pole jerzy Janowic to advance, the match also go to 3 set distance.