Ana Ivanovic, Kim Clijsters Advance On Day 3 Of Olympic Tennis; Williams Sisters Move Through, Too

Ana Ivanovic

Pressed a little for time so I’ll keep this brief. With their 2nd round wins at the 2012 Olympics, I have a difficult task of watching Ana Ivanovic and Kim Clijsters get matched up in round 3. Of course, for me I am going with Kim. I always go with Kim. But still, I feel badly rooting against another top favorite like Ana. And truthfully, while I would be terribly disappointed should Kim lose, I would feel happy if Ana won.

Serena Williams

Serena and Venus Williams moved on. With Serena…well, the best player in the tournament moving on is no surprise. With Venus, a lot of commentators seem to think she’s “back” after beating Sara Errani. I think we need to see more. Yes, Errani was in this year’s Roland Garros final. But that was on her best surface, clay. Last time we saw Errani on grass she was on the wrong side of a Golden Set, getting torched in the first set of her loss to Yaroslava Shvedova, not even winning a point. So I would like to see Venus beat somebody else before saying she’s back.

Singles – Second Round
(4) Serena Williams (USA) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 62 63
(6) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 75 26 61
(8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 64 36 63
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 64 76(5)
(13) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 63 63
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 75 61
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 63 60
Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 63 63

Singles – First Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 61 36 61
(7) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 61 30 ret. (right ankle injury)
Venus Williams (USA) d. (9) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 61
(14) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 60 11 ret. (right knee injury)
(15) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 46 60 75
(16) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 64 76(7)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Verónica Cepede Royg (PAR) 75 67(6) 62
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 61
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 62
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 62 64
Laura Robson (GBR) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(4) 64












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