Bojana Jovanovski Upsets Caroline Wozniacki At 2013 Internazionali BNL d’Italia; Laura Robson Falls To Serena Williams

Bojana Jovanovski

I am sticking with Caroline Wozniacki through thick and thin. I just didn’t think it would get this thin. The former world #1 played an exciting, but ultimately losing, match against Bojana Jovanovski in the first round of the 2013 Internazionali BNL d’Italia, 2-6 6-4 7-6 (5). Bojana is a player, still young at 21, from whom big things have been expected. That said, she hasn’t won a main draw match since January. Let me repeat that…JANUARY! Caroline has to win this match. No excuses. Wozniacki was up a set and a break. She was up 4-0 in the 3rd set. She was up 5-2 in the tiebreak. Dropping a match like this is worrisome. I still think there is great tennis left in Caroline…and one day maybe a Major. But I’ve been wrong before.

Laura Robson (click to enlarge)

The big Serena Williams vs Laura Robson match went pretty much as I thought. Laura has major talent, but is not ready for Serena at this stage of her career. 6-2 6-2 is about right for this contest. Laura shouldn’t feel down about this. She will learn. I think she turned a corner in Madrid and just was snakebitten by drawing Serena in the second round at Rome. If Robson can get a decent draw at Roland Garros she can make some noise.

SINGLES – SECOND ROUND
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d Laura Robson (GBR) | 6 – 2 | 6 – 2 |  
[8] Petra Kvitova (CZE) d Sabine Lisicki (GER) | 6 – 4 | 0 – 6 | 7 – 5 |  
Simona Halep (ROU) d [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) | 6 (2) – 7 | 6 – 1 | 6 – 2 |  
SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Julia Goerges (GER) d Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) | 2 – 6 | 6 – 4 | 6 – 4 |  
Christina McHale (USA) d Karin Knapp (ITA) | 7 – 5 | 6 – 2 |  
[12] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 3 |  
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) | 6 – 4 | 6 – 2 |  
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d [15] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) | 6 – 3 | 2 – 6 | 6 – 2 |  
Jie Zheng (CHN) d Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) | 7 – 6 | 6 – 3 |  
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d [10] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) | 2 – 6 | 6 – 4 | 7 – 6 (5) |  
[13] Roberta Vinci (ITA) d Elena Vesnina (RUS) | 6 (2) – 7 | 7 – 5 | 6 – 4 |  
[16] Sloane Stephens (USA) d Flavia Pennetta (ITA) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 3 |  
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) | 6 – 2 | 6 – 0 |  
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d [11] Nadia Petrova (RUS) | 3 – 6 | 6 – 2 | 7 – 6 (1) |  
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) | 6 – 4 | 6 – 0 |  
[14] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) | 1 – 6 | 6 – 2 | 6 – 2 |

 

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE

BOJANA JOVANOVSKI

 

MARIA KIRILENKO

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

MARIA SHARAPOVA (at press conference)

CHRISTINA MCHALE

SARA ERRANI (autograph session)

ANA IVANOVIC

URSZULA RADWANSKA

PETRA KVITOVA

SABINE LISICKI

SLOANE STEPHENS

LAURA ROBSON

SERENA WILLIAMS

 

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