Sania, Hingis knocked out. Agassi through!
Posted by Sports Snob on September 1, 2006
The glam factor of the US Open took a sudden dip when Sania and Hingis were knocked out. Hingis losing in straight sets was a surprise. She had displayed good form before the tournament. However, none of that form was on display as she went down 6-2 6-4 to Virginie Razzano of France.
And Sania… well, what can one say? When you start believing she’ll start playing more consistently, she goes out and loses in three sets after winning the first. Not that i expected her to go very far in the tournament but then you always hope. There is an interview clip of Sania with Taylor Dent at The US Open website
And what on earth is Taylor Dent doing interviewing people instead of playing on court? (I am guessing there was an injury I didn’t read about… a pity, though). A beautiful serve and volley game and I mean SERVE and volley. I remember him playing Hewitt last year and also playing him once before and troubling Hewitt, who was then at the peak of his meagre powers. Hope this guy is back in action soon… the world needs another successful serve and volleyer, it’s a beautiful game.
Talking of beauty, today will see Roger Federer play the forgotten great English hope, Tim Henman. The modern “Fred Perry” should be disposed off in straight sets. Tim, your fifteen minutes are up!!
Agassi beats Baghdatis in five sets. That takes out one of my predictions for a possible semi-final spot. I would love to see Andre play at the fag end of week 2.