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Old 05-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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Roland Garros 2011

Maria Sharapova, Rome 2011 Winner


Maria Sharapova Ready For Roland Garros 2011 Fairways And Forehands

Maria Sharapova talks about Roland Garros. She should come in feeling very good about where her game is. Masha was a semifinalist at Indian Wells, a finalist in Miami and won in Rome. She has won the US Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open, needing only Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam.

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Still undefeated in 2011, Novak Djokovic


Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray Speak Before 2011 Roland Garros; Nadal and Ana Ivanovic At Draw Ceremony Fairways And Forehands

Lots of questions for all of these players. Can Novak Djokovic keep the streak going? Can Rafa win another Roland Garros title? Can Roger Federer reassert that he is still in a league with Rafa and Novak? Can Andy Murray break through and win the big one? Can Kim Clijsters come into France directly off an injury and still be a factor?

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Samantha Stosur Ready For Another Run At Roland Garros Fairways And Forehands

Samantha Stosur was a big favorite going into the 2010 Roland Garros final, but Francesca Schiavone played brilliant tennis to upset Samantha for the French title. Samantha hasn’t been playing as well as she was last year going into Paris, but her power game is always a threat.

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Vera Zvonareva, CNN Interview Fairways And Forehands

Vera Zvonareva is one of the smartest and most passionate players on tour. She had a superb year in 2010, reaching the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open. She also reached the semifinal of the 2011 Australian Open. I don’t know if she will make a deep run at Roland Garros, but win or lose, expect Vera to give it everything she has.

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more pics and videos: Samantha Stosur, Jelena Jankovic Roll In First Round Of Roland Garros 2011 Fairways And Forehands

2010 Roland Garros runner-up Samantha Stosur of Australia started her 2011 campaign in impressive fashion, defeating Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-3. Looking to win her first Major singles title, Stosur was broken by Benesova in the first game of the match, but it was all Stosur after that. Samantha fired 7 aces and no double faults while winning 74% of first serve points. She had 29 total winners to 19 unforced errors. Stosur made the semifinals in 2009 and the final in 2010. Can she make the final step up and win in 2011?





Former #1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia won her opening match against Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko 6-3 6-1. While Jelena won in impressive fashion, particularly winning 93% of 1st serve points, she will need to improve her winner to unforced error ratio, which at 17 winners to 24 unforced errors will not spell success when she plays better competition. But for now, she has won and moves on.

Singles – First Round
(8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 62 63
(10) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 63 61
(13) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 62 63
(14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 75 63
(17) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 61 64
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (18) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 26 63
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. (19) Shahar Peer (ISR) 76(4) 61
(32) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (WC) Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 75 63
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 26 76(5) 63
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 61 61
Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (WC) Irina Falconi (USA) 63 64
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (WC) Olivia Sanchez (FRA) 60 61
Rebecca Marino (CAN) d. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 63 63
Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. Jelena Dokic (AUS) 46 63 62
Simona Halep (ROU) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 61
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Renata Voracova (CZE) 64 62
(Q) Mona Barthel (GER) d. Sybille Bammer (AUT) 61 75
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Samantha Stosur Tennis Channel interview following first round match...

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Caroline Wozniacki


Caroline Wozniacki made her first statement in her latest quest to win her first Major, easily defeating veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0 6-2 at Roland Garros 2011. Caroline was her usually steady self, forcing her opponents into mistakes. Kimiko obliged with 28 unforced errors, an astonishingly high number when one considers that only 14 games were played in this brief match.

Francesca Schiavone


2010 Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone similarly opened the defense of her title in impressive fashion, ousting Melanie Oudin 6-2 6-0. Unlike Wozniacki, Francesca played a more aggressive game, ripping 25 winners to 16 unforced errors.

“I pretty much got a clay-court lesson. Practising this past week, I haven’t played anyone that hits the ball that heavy. She is serving well, she’s moving well, she pretty much doesn’t have a weakness on the clay. I can see how she won the French Open last year. She’s so confident here. You could see the shots she was going for and making them. I thought she played really, really well. There really wasn’t much I could do.”-Melanie Oudin

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Singles - First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 60 62
(3) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 63 63
(5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 60
(9) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Greta Arn (HUN) 62 61
(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 16 62 61
(12) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 61 62
(16) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 75 61
(25) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 76(5) 62
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d. (26) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 67(5) 63 64
(28) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 63 63
(29) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 63 62
(30) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 63 36 63
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (31) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 75 61
Sara Errani (ITA) d. Christina McHale (USA) 67(4) 62 97
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 63 46 62
Sania Mirza (IND) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 63 63
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) 64 63
Vesna Dolonts (RUS) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 36 76(5) 64
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Aravane Rezai (FRA) 63 63
Jill Craybas (USA) d. (Q) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 63
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 26 63 61
(Q) Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) d. (LL) Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) 63 60
(Q) Heather Watson (GBR) d. (WC) Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 76(6) 61
(Q) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 60 64
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 64 46 64
(Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Junri Namigata (JPN) 61 61
(WC) Iryna Brémond (FRA) d. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 63 46 86
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I am not BKB, but.... Nadal almost lost in one of the biggest upsets ever. Ana Ivanovic is out (sob). Will wait for the datails from BKB.
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Good lord,Ana,45 unforced errors. WTF !!!!

It's one step forward,two steps back for her.

Bobby,what's all that strapping on Caroline Wozniacki's thigh ? Something that could hinder her as she goes further into the tournament against tougher opponents ?...

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Good lord,Ana,45 unforced errors. WTF !!!!

It's one step forward,two steps back for her.

Bobby,what's all that strapping on Caroline Wozniacki's thigh ? Something that could hinder her as she goes further into the tournament against tougher opponents ?...

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I would never write this on my blog but I will write it here...Bob's conspiracy theory...ok, the thigh is sore from her last event in Brussels, which she won but was taken to three sets in the final by Peng Shuai...however, here's my conspiracy theory...the knock on Caroline is that despite her #1 ranking, she has never won a Major...her only final has been the 2009 US Open (losing to Kim Clijsters)...no Major finals in 2010...combined with the fact that the current #2 Kim Clijsters has won the last two Majors (and the year end championship)...make some people question if Caroline is really #1...

...my conspiracy theory is that the wrap gives her built in sympathy/excuse if she doesn't win...Kim Clijsters is coming in off an injury...Justine Henin is retired...Serena and Venus are injured...more than ever before, the stars are aligned for her to win a Major (no disrespect to Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka, all playing well right now)...if Caroline doesn't win this time, some eyebrows will be raised...so I guess I'm wondering if the thigh wrap is milking it for effect...she sure looked fine in round 1...
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