Pre Wimbledon play ended Saturday June 21 to allow everyone time to get to SW19. I ended up taking a hiatus yesterday and didn't get to salute them.
In what has to be the upset of the day Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand threw Dinara Safina under the proverbial bus taking her out in straight sets to win the Ordina Open. This is the second title for the 31 year old Tanasugarn on the main tour. Congratulations Tammy.
Shame about the trophy though.
David Ferrer convincingly won his first grass court title at Ordina taking out Frenchman Mark Giquel in straight sets. Again, that trophy.
Agniezska Radwanska fought her way past Nadia Petrova in three sets to win the prestigious Eastbourne title. It was a good match with a thrilling second set tiebreak won by Nadia. The third set hinged on one bad game - and it was played by the veteran Petrova. Given the break Radwanska was not going to give it back.
Ivo Karlovic kept his eye on the ball and successfully defended his Nottingham championship. Due to rain the final against Fernando Verdasco was played indoors on a hard court with spectators restricted to each players entourage, linespeople in street clothes and various officials. Indoors against Dr Ivo's serve Verdasco did as well as he could but there was no doubt who would win a serving war between these two competitors.