After a first-round bye at the Sony Ericsson Open, the 2009 US Open champion Kim Clijsters defeated Petra Kvitova 6-1 6-1 in the second round, Shahar Peer 6-0 6-1 in the third round, and now fourth seed and last year’s champion Victoria Azarenka with almost equally impressive scoreline 6-4 -6-0.
Belgian No.14 seed Clijsters will next play ninth seed Samantha Stosur, who ended Jelena Jankovic’s eight-match winning streak by defeating the Serb 6-1 7-6 (9) in their fourth career encounter. Remember, world No.8 Jankovic defeated Stosur 6-2 6-4 in the Indian Wells semifinals last week, on her way to the title.
The winner of both career clashes between Clijsters and Stosur was the Belgian, in straight sets. Their last meeting was three years ago, at this very tournament, the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. (photo: Esther Lim)
I did say that JJ was done and I did not see her winning a major title. She proved me wrong by winning Indian Wells and damn glad that she did both. I did not expect JJ to win this tournament is too hard to go back to back (IW and Miami) a good run though, round of 16 not bad, although I had her losing in the QF. I had Wozniacki losing in the round of 16, but I think Henin will end Sunshine’s run, QF not bad for her either.
LuLinQa sorry to say but Azarenka’s performance was flat. I seen her play better.
I was surprised that Victoria got bagelled. Hmm, I expected more fight from her, but Kim is probably too strong of a match. I think she will defeat Stosur as well, she is stronger than Victoria but I don’t think it will help against Clijsters too much. Henin will for sure defeat Wozniacki as her game is very aggressive and Caro is soooo defensive player. So I think we’re in for a Belgian semis, woo hoo. Go Justine!
Vika is a psycho i love it! haha. i like her outfit too.
anyway, it was Samantha’s birthday yesterday, so hopefully she’ll get a late birthday present by beating kim. Kim is great, but i gotta go for my fellow aussie!
and by the way, i asked her a question on wta.com and she wrote back, its on the site;
(i’m down the bottom) hope everyone is well x
I dont see the belgans winning Miami,they will lose somewhere somehow..
Heaven´s Mass, it´s true, she didn´t play her best. She did some unnecessary faults. But as jacob said, she is psycho and I love her 😀 her outfit is nice but I prefered pinky one on her.
jacob, u r aussie? have u ever been to watch AO?
Yeah, i went in 2008. I watched the Serena vs Jelena game and the Maria vs Davenport game. I’m from sydney though, so i go to the medibank international. i’ve been 5 times in a row now 😀
Jacob, youre one lucky guy! Your question was the last one Sam answered to. I will be watching her tonight, it will be an interesting match up as both ladies are quite strong. I missed Justine as I had to work, ahh, so I hope this will make up for it ;-P
jacob, I´m sooo jealous 😛 AO is my favourite tournament but it´s far away from my country 🙁
Where are you from LulinQa? I like the Australian open and roland garros the most. Clay courts are so rare in Australia.
and Marine, what did you think of the game?
I am from Slovakia, like Cibulková. I´m thinking of going to RG once. Lol I have enough of clay cuz I am still practicing only on clay. I want some hardcourts. 🙂
Lol. I wanna play on clay. Yes i’m going to Roland Garros next year, COME!
Hope u will have some opportunity :). Maybe we will meet there 🙂 But I have to talk to my parents 😛
Wow Kim. She’s playing so well, but I think Justine will have the edge this time though. Hopefully not!
LuLinQa, do you play much tennis?
Bróna, just 2-3 times a week 🙂 I am not really good but I am enjozing it a lot 🙂 And u ?
I don’t play at all, I did when I was younger but I wasn’t very good 🙁 🙂
How old are you LuLinQa? And Brona? I’m 17.
Jacob, like you I’m 17.
I am the youngest?? Lol 😀 I am 14,5 😀 Bróna where are u from?
Yes, you are the youngest :)I am from Ireland.
For sure, also the shortest 🙂 Oh, another lucky person. You ca go to Wimby. 🙂 Which school do u go to? I mean what u want to be in the future ? 🙂
BTW, sorry for my mistakes, I don´t know all the phrases, so I translate it the way I say it in my language 🙂
Hehe, yes I am lucky. I’ve been to Wimbledon twice 🙂 I’m still in school, I’m almost finished my second last year and when I finish next year I hope to go to college, but I don’t know what I want to do yet! What about you? I can understand you just fine 🙂
Lol I have never seen a grasscourt 😛
2 days ago, I just passed the tests for high school, so from september I will be going to high school where u learn everything in spanish 🙂 and in the future I want to work in fashion industry or to be a diplomatic 😀 but it´s far future 🙂
Well, I’ve never seen a claycourt! Who are you favourite players?
I have many 🙂 Some of them which I admire for their achievments and some of them which I just like 🙂 So in 1st category are Henin, Clijsters, Williams duo, Navratilova, Sveta and Masha. 🙂 Then there are Vika, Caro, Dinara, JJ, Ana, Lena, Cibulkova and Pavlyuchenkova. 🙂 too many I know 🙂 but my very favourite is probably Caro. U??
Well I have a lot of favourites too! My absolute favourite is Sharapova, but then there’s Vika, Clijsters, Dementieva and Ivanovic. Then after that JJ, Hantuchova, Pennetta and Lisicki. Safina, Wozniacki and Kuznetsova are ok too. There’s just so many of them! 🙂
I love Masha´s designs, they are unbelievable 🙂 Especially Cole Haan shoes 🙂 I think women´s tennis is really consistent nowadays 🙂 and my fav´s list changes often, it depends on their performances a lot 🙂 Anyway, do u have Facebook?
Yeah, she’s really talented both on and off the court. No, I don’t have Facebook. I would get addicted to it really easily 🙂
Haha, I can write a book about addiction to Facebook 😀 Do u like fashion?
I’m not crazy about fashion, but I love seeing all of the outfits that the players wear, especially Sharapova’s. I do love clothes and shopping though.
Me too. I love shopping, but my parents wallet doesn´t. 🙂 I´m gonna buy some parfum, do u know about some good one? I can´t decide between many of them.
Ooh, that’s a tough one. I like Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears’ perfumes and Tommy Hilfiger does some nice ones too. The problem when it comes to perfume is that most of the nice ones are not cheap. My favourite one is called Flower by Kenzo. 🙂
My sister has Fantasy by Britney and it´s awesome. Perfumes are usually expensive :/ Thank you for advice, I will try it 🙂
Fantasy is lovely, really sweet. No problem, you’re welcome 🙂
It reminds me candyfloss 🙂
🙂 Curious is great too.
hahaha everytime i read that conversation it just made me smile. finally people seem to be getting along on this blog. my favourite is serena williams of course, but i also like venus alot to. and i like ana when shes on form!
OH AND SAMANTHA STOSUR!
You can buy really cheap perfume online LuLinQa! Ebay?!
LuLinQa, I have two suggestions for perfumes ;):
1) Kenzo – http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_015V042669273000P?vName=Beauty&cName=Fragrance&sName=Women's Fragrance&psid=FROOGLE&sid=KDx20070926x00003a
2) Boss – http://www.perfume.com/hugo-boss/boss-femme-l-eau-fraiche/women-perfume?ref=9&utm_campaign=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=froogle
I love this blob because there are so many great people 😉
jacob I will buy it online for sure, but 1st I have to smell it in a shop 🙂
Thank you to all of you honeys for helping me 🙂 I will write which one I will buy definitely 😉
LuLinQa, also D&G Light Blue is wonderful, although everyone used to have it hear so I try to avoid it.