A reluctant congrats to France who are so far having a solid tournament after two rounds. Cornet, Dechy, Mono, and Mathieu won yesterday and the big names took care of business today and Julie Coin is on court against Vesnina, leading 4-1 in the first set. A plate of Freedom Fries to you all!
Momo and Gilles had easy straight set wins today. Momo took out Olga Govortsova, 64 63, and Gilles had a quick day, winning 64 61 61. Monfils had a bit of tough go in the third, but he came back to take it in straights, 61 63 75.
But the story of the day was Reeshie, who's balls finally dropped in the sweltering heat of Australia. The kid looked like absolute crap in the first set, losing to a Ron Jeremy look-alike, 76(5). But then he finally got pissed at himself and at the world, threw a racquet, and refocused to take the next three sets, 76(3) 63 64.