Just so we're clear. I hate wireless routers. I'm going to go back to using an ethernet cord. Pain in the ass.
People are talking about there having been two upsets yesterday. In my opinion there was only one.
Tsvetana Pironkova's defeat of world number two Venus Williams was an upset. Everyone has good and bad days. Venus had a bad day yesterday. She never got on track and all Pironkova had to do was let Venus make errors. She didn't run Venus all over, wasn't hitting amazing shots - yes her groundies were strong but in the end all she was doing was keeping the ball in the court and waiting for an error from Venus - she just played solid tennis.
Caroline Wozniacki will be the one to take over where Venus left off? Really? Unless they bring in a pod ain't gonna happen. After what Petra Kvitova did to her you'd think the talk would be about what she needs to do to improve her game not Venus retiring. Do we really need a pusher ranked in the top three of women's tennis?
Vera Zvonareva. I always remember the match where she broke down in tears because on that day she wasn't playing well enough to win. Vera, who is known by tennisheads as Bepa, the Cyrillic spelling of her name, played well enough yesterday. Holding onto her emotions and remaining focused she defeated media darling Kim Clijsters in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Nadia Petrova showed how to take away her timing earlier this year with an awesome display of power tennis. Bepa showed a more subtle way to do the same thing.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in three tough sets 4-6, 7-6(8), 8-6.
The women's semi finals will feature Serena Williams against Vera Zvonareva and Tsvetana Pironkova against Petra Kvitova.
I wonder who Serena will play in the Final?