Interesting finals today – although the best matches of the week probably have already been played.
They’re not the only well-known players toiling in the Davis Cup quarterfinals this weekend – an under-the-weather Andy Murray is in Naples to take on Italy – but they’re a biiiiiig deal. They pulled through; Murray couldn’t get it done.
It looked like Montreal’s Genie Bouchard ran out of gas, mentally and physically, towards the end of her Family Circle Cup semifinal, her third tough three-setter in as many days.
A glimpse of the tough three-setter between Andrea Petkovic and Canada’s Genie Bouchard.
Around the Davis Cup universe, from Genève to Napoli to Nancy, the doubles rubbers were pretty crucial in the World Group quarterfinals Saturday.
Today’s semifinals – ranging from 43-year-old Date-Krumm in Monterrey to 17-year-old Bencic in Charleston.
For the second day in a row, Canadian Genie Bouchard suffered a dip in form in the second set, but prevailed in three over a former No. 1 player at the Family Circle Cup.
Another day, la-di-dah, another huge win for Genie Bouchard, who upset No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Friday to reach the Family Circle Cup semifinals.
Genie Bouchard vs. Jelena Jankovic. Another win over another former No. 1
A collection of Tennistv.com screen shots from Genie Bouchard’s three-set victory over Venus Williams Thursday.
On paper, Genie Bouchard was the favorite by ranking. On the court, it felt like an upset as she defeated Venus Williams 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4 to reach the Family Circle Cup quarterfinals.
Genie Bouchard vs. Venus Williams. That works.