Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki Roll Through Second Round At Roland Garros 2012

Li Na

Although Li Na has not won a tournament since her triumph at Roland Garros 2011 and had a terrible slump afterwards last year, she has been playing very well in 2012. She’s made 2 finals, losing to the #1 and #2 ranked players Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. She has 4 quarterfinal finishes. The only two times she hasn’t at least made a quarterfinal were an injury retirement and a round of 16 match against Kim Clijsters where Li should have won but lost 4 match points in a row and eventually bowed out to Kimmie. Even the loss against Sharapova in the Rome final should have been a Li victory. She was up 6-4 4-0 on Masha. So I expected her to play well at Roland Garros 2012 and so far she has. She blew Stephanie Foretz Gacon off the court in her second round match, 6-0 6-2. When asked if she sees herself winning another Roland Garros title, Li replied “Why not?” Indeed, I don’t know if she will win but I do think she has as good a chance as anybody in the draw.

Caroline Wozniacki

Another player who should feel good about her chances…especially now that she won’t have to face Serena Williams in the round of 16 (or Virginie Razzano, who followed her win over Serena with a loss)…is Caroline Wozniacki. She beat Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-1 6-4. Jarmila is such a frustrating player to watch. I mean that in a good way in that she is full of raw talent. She can hit it a ton. The problem is you have no idea where the ball is going. If Jarmila could get the right coach for her to harness her ability, she would be a real threat. For Caroline, the quest goes on for her first Major. It’s just a matter of time unless she loses interest in the game in the future. Whether she wins this Major or one later this year or 3 years from now, I don’t see her retiring without a Major unless something unforseen happens.

Singles – Second Round
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 61 63
(7) Li Na (CHN) d. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 60 62
(9) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 61 64
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 62
(14) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 26 63 61
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (16) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 64 36 63
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (19) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 76(4) 46 64
(22) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 46 63 63
(23) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61
(25) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Heather Watson (GBR) 63 64
(28) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 63
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 61 63
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (LL) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 46 64 61
Arantxa Rus (NED) d. Virginie Razzano (FRA) 63 76(3)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) d. (WC) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 36 63 75
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 61 60

LI NA

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

PETRA KVITOVA

ANGELIQUE KERBER

FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE

JULIA GOERGES

CHRISTINA MCHALE

 

3 thoughts on “Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki Roll Through Second Round At Roland Garros 2012

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    • I think she has a good chance…but in her half Masha and Li Na are still lurking…but she has a good chance…I even thought she had a good chance of upsetting Serena…she’s already beaten her once this year…and Serena has played the last four Majors and not won any of them since coming back…I also might have underestimated Francesca Schiavone…still a threat at Roland Garros…

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