Archive | Wednesday , January 27 , 2010

Serena struggles but advances to the Australian Open women’s final.

Serena Williams defeated  Li Na of China 7-6 7-6 the match was a two hour marathon. Serena advances to the Australian Open final. Li played well, she fought off four match points but the end result was never in doubt. Despite the loss, Li will reach the WTA top ten for the first time next week. Li is a tough opponent for Serena she has beaten a lot of top players in the past. For instance, Li has defeated Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Kim Clijsters and Serena in the past. Li should be proud of her result she will be in the WTA top ten next week.

Roger Federer & Jo Wilfried Tsonga Advance To The Australian Open Semifinals.

Nikolay Davydenko lead 6-2 3-1 with break points for a 4-1 lead in the second set. However, Roger Federer is a fifteen times grand slam champion he turned the match around and won 2-6 6-3 6-0 7-5. Roger has now reached twenty three consecutive grand slam semifinals in his incredible career. The last time Roger lost before the semifinal of a grand slam was the 2004 French Open almost six years ago. Federer’s opponent in the semifinals will be Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France, he defeated Novak Djokvic of Serbia 7-6 6-7 1-6 6-3 6-1.

Serena Survives Advances To The Australian Open Semifinals.

Serena Williams almost lost her quarterfinal match today at the Australian Open she was  6-4 4-0 down to Victoria Azarenka. However, Serena is such a mentally tough champion she turned the match around 4-6 7-6 6-2.

Victoria has a lot of maturing to do if she wants to become a champion. A champion never chokes a 4-0 lead and loses a match.

I got to give Serena a lot of credit, she has the  mental toughness necessary to believe in her talent to win.

Serena is a fighter, she is not quitter.

Serena was very upset about Venus loss earlier in the day. In fact, during Serena’s press conference she said she was “incredibly disappointed” that Venus lost in her press conference. Serena loves her older sister Venus but Serena is a better tennis player.

Venus can learn so much from her younger sister. Venus serve is pure trash, and her forehand is garbage. Why doesn’t Venus ask Serena for advice? After all, Serena has the best female server in the history of women’s tennis. Serena never gives up ever yet Venus implodes. I think the mental side of tennis is the reason Venus has not progressed in the last few years. Well done Serena for not giving up.

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