Ana wins. Wow. It's been a while since I've been able to say that. She took out the Cone (can we officially call her a clay court specialist, yet?)) 61 76(1), but don't let the scoreline fool you. Cornet actually served for the second set but dropped her service game to let AI back in. From all reports it sounds like a streaky win, but hey, we'll take what we can get, no? Besides, it looks like The Wee Fist Pumps of Fury are back:
Unfortunately, Ana's run (how long has it been since she's had a winning streak? Wimbledon?) will likely end tomorrow as she is set to play hometown girl Zheng Jie. Who knows, maybe Ana will be able to get her revenge, but I'm not feeling it. First of all, she's still wearing that two piece Edge outfit, so we know she's not long for this tourney (she's never won back to back matches in it). Second, Zheng is playing like a woman possessed. She beat Airon Woman, 61 62.
Sveta and Bepa also won their second round matches in straight sets. But there were a couple of upsets, though it's to the point where I don't even bother calling these upsets. Agnes' title defense ended, losing to Anabel Medina Guarrigues 62 62, and A Chak lost to Domi, 63 62.
Not a great day for Fila.
Meanwhile, on the men's side, top seed Daveeed Ferrer crashed out hard, losing easily to Dudi Sela, 63 63. Perhaps the adjustment from clay in Spain to hard courts in Beijing was a little too much for wee Daveed? Because Dudi has ZERO weapons to hurt a player like Ferrer. To lose like that is really surprising. Fellow Spaniard, and full-time Ana hitter-onner, Tabasco also crashed out to Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets. Tough day for the Davis Cup heroes.
The only other seed to have problems today was Querrey California, who lost to Bjorn Phau 57 63 64. Not a tremendouly surprising result though, as speedy players like Phau cause Sammy Q a lot of problems. That said, if Sam loses a match by that scoreline, you know he wasn't serving well.
Disco Tommy and A-Rod took their matches easily. Gonzo and Reeeshard still to play.