Like whoa, Masha. I'll admit that I thought Masha would prevail over Dinara but not as decisively as 62 60. That was a hitting clinic is what that was. Clean, aggressive, powerful hitting from the Shriekster that, serve aside, was reminiscent of the way she hit the ball on her way to her 2008 Australian Open title.
Great run from Dinara here but this must have been a tough pill to swallow. After playing so well against Sam (can you all just start mentally inserting "serve aside" to anything I write about the quality of play?), Dinara got absolutely blasted off the court. Masha didn't even give her a chance, as Dinara was repeatedly left frozen in the middle of the court as Masha blasted winner after winner past her.
Oh, and the Bestie Rule, once again, is proven true: The universe will never allow Ana and Dinara to win on the same day.
Masha has Peng next, who has quietly had a fantastic 2011. I can't think Maria will have any problems with her, but then again, this is a woman who was taken to three sets less than a week ago by AMG. But is it too early to hope for a Glam Slam AO 2008 final redux?
Davai! Ajde! Anyone but Caro!