Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Day 8 Is The Women's Draw Wide Open?
(Photo Credit: Aeltc T. Lovelock)
There was something funny in the air at Wimbledon on day eight of the championship. Everyone was fully expecting a Williams final.
All that soon changed once play got under way. Pironkova played the game of her life today against world number two and five times Wimbledon champion. Pironkova really had her head in game right from the get go. She didn't seem at all fazed by court one. Or by her opponent.
After a rocky win yesterday I really thought Kim Clijsters was going to take charge on centre court. She was definitely out played by Kvitova. But Clijsters wasn't going to pull the same tricks she played at the US Open last year. At least she didn't make it too easy for Kvtova though because as you would expect at this stage of the game it did go to three sets.
So now I have to adjust my predictions for the women's final. Looking at who is left in semi's I think it's going to be a Williams verses Pironkova final.
Looking ahead to tomorrows men's quarter finals matches, I think the following are all going to come through. Federer, Djokovic, Murray and I think Soderling has a real change at beating Nadal.