For all the talk about the number of top seeds leavin' on a jet plane, there are some really fantastic quarterfinal match-ups for the ladies. Are they all blockbusters? Probably not. But I think they're all pretty evenly matched so they should at least be competitive.
And if you watch your WTA for pure drama and hijinks, you could do no better than Aravane vs. JJ. Aravane has made it clear how she feels about JJ (to paraphrase, she thinks JJ's sportsmanship is somewhere between "crap" and "non-existent"). And JJ has made it clear how she feels about...other people. Neither feel compelled to keep their opinions to themselves. So...tune in!
If you watch your WTA for quality tennis, you could do worse than Sam vs. Venus. Sam is on an absolute tear on clay and could finish this tournament in the top 5. Venus has just clinched the #2 ranking. Big serving, big hitting. If that's your flavor, buckle up.
Oh, you want some feel good tennis? How about Shahar vs. Nails? Nails is donating her winnings to charity. Shahar...well, how can you not ever root for Shahar to do well after all the crap she's had to endure. They're both pretty damn badass and pretty evenly matched here.
Um. And then Nads and Lucie are playing. Which...is a thing. I guess.