Congrats to Shuai Peng, who held her nerve to outlast the One-Armed Whiner in three sets. I really didn't think Peng had it in her but JJ clearly wasn't getting the stick on her shots. I don't doubt the arm is bothering her. I also don't doubt she could have served two fucking points 3 days ago with that arm. But whatever, I'm moving on.
JJ's still got one more tournament to go. She'll play Moscow in a couple of weeks and she's on the bubble for Doha. After the match she said that she would play Doha but not Bali. I'm sure the WTA loved that.
As for the boys, A-Rod was the big upset of the day, losing in straight sets to Lukasz Kubot. For all the talk about the amazing year Andy's had, he's really going to need to win a legit' tournament to have something to show for it. He's won only one title this year, Memphis, and he's still in the race for one of the last three YEC spots. First round losses sure aren't going help.
Well he's got a week to prepare for Shanghai, where he can pick up a lot of points with a good run.