Maria Kirilenko is quite the conundrum. Well, I guess the Cone is kinda nutso too. But seriously, Lil Masha, winning the first set 61 and then losing the match 16 62 61? That's not right. I'm so curious to know what the hail happened.
Otherwise, a pretty uneventful day in Linz. A-Rad beat Kanepi in straight sets, Flava Flav beat Agnes in straights, and in the two marginally surprising results, Mama Bammer beat Tranny and Kvitova dusted homegirl Tamira Paszek.
Over in Luxembourg, Chakky failed to even match Baby Ana's result from yesterday, failing to take a set off Benesova and losing listlessly in straight sets, 62 64. And thus ends Chakky's horrible year. Here's again hoping she gets it together. Other than Chakky, all the seeds came through, with Dani scoring a nice win over Lisiki 60 62, and Ski Boots, Na Li, Cirstea, and Momo also winning.
So, OOP for Thursday, where the top seeds in both tourneys will be in action (Ana and Lena):
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Llagostera Vives vs. Zvonareva
2. Cibulkova vs. Pennetta
3. Ivanovic vs. Bammer (NB 16.00hrs)
4. Srebotnik vs. Petrova
5. A.Bondarenko vs. Schnyder (NB 20.15hrs)
Show Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Bartoli vs. Kvitova
1. Medina Guerrigues vs. Castano (12.30hrs)
2. Dementieva vs. Dulko
3. Groenefeld vs. Mauresmo