Well Viko had her "take notice of me yeah I'm for real" run last week. Could this be Woz's breakthrough run? Seems to be a similar storyline. Both beat top 5 players who, let's face it, aren't at their best right now. But both also were a few games away from beating Serena earlier this year, too. Huge difference? Caro's not a raging bitch. So there's that.
Really happy for Boots, who bested Lena in straight sets. I felt really bad for the kid when she played so well against Lena in Luxembourg and still lost in three tight sets. But I love her attitude and her game has a lot of upside. She's not even close to tapping all her potential. Also, thanks for making me not lose all faith in the Adidas Player Development Program, Boots.
Muzz and Venus are also through, though Venus was tested by a resilient and crafty Agi. It took her three sets, but she got it done with, what else, an ace. As for Muzz, he fell behind 0-3 in the first, but again, there was never a doubt that he'd figure out Massu's game and get his back on track. He took it in straights.