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Upset of the day 1:
Last year’s runner-up Andy Roddick crashes out to Yen-Hsun Lu in 5 sets. Roddick lost in five gruelling sets, surrendering 9-7 in the last after four-and-a-half hours. Lu became the first Chinese Taipei player to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, and the first man from Asia to reach the quarterfinals at a Major in fifteen years.

Upset of the day 2: Petra Kvitova defeats Caroline Wozniacki 6-0 6-2
Really can somebody explain me, how you can be world number 3 and lose 0 and 2 to a player who had never won a match at Wimbledon before this year. Really? Wozniacki’s Grand Slam performance are really disappointing since last year’s US Open final. It’s time to wake up, Caroline.

Battle of Belgium:
It was Manic Monday’s most expected match, and comeback queens Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters didn’t disappoint.
Their last meeting on grass was in the semifinals of Wimbledon 2006 and Henin won it. This time Kim overpowered Justine in 3 sets: 2-6 6-2 6-3. Kim leads now their head to head 13-12.

Battle of Wimbledon champions:
Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 7-6 6-4, she will meet Li Na who beat the former Wimbledon junior champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3 6-2.

Other results: Nadal, Federer and Murray cruise through quarterfinals in straight sets. Djokovic defeated former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt in 4 sets.

Today’s women’s quarterfinals:
Serena Williams vs. Li Na
Petra Kvitova vs. Kaia Kanepi
Kim Clijsters vs. Vera Zvonareva
Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Venus Williams
Pretty difficult to be excited for those matches, what do you think?

Men’s quarterfinals:
Roger Federer vs. Tomas Berdych
Novak Djokovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Andy Murray
Robin Soderling vs Rafael Nadal

14.54 Francesca Schiavone wins the first set over Caroline Wozniacki 6-2. The Dane is probably really tired by her marathon win over Flavia Pennetta in the fourth round.

15.34 Schiavone totally dominates the world number 3 and she is through to semifinals after her 6-2 6-3 in only 80 minutes.
Wozniacki was -as often- too many passive and she was ousted by the 17h seed who reaches the last 4 of a major for the first time of her long career. Well done Francesca.

15.46 There’s a lot more drama on the court Suzanne Lenglen: 6-2 for Petrova in the first set, 6-2 for Dementieva second set. Petrova looks injured.

15.48 Federer and Soderling warm-up. Go Soderling!

16.19 2-6 6-2 6-0 for Dementieva over Petrova who played on one leg in the third set.

16.20 Break for Federer 5-3

16.28 First set for Federer. He serves very well but Soderling works really hard and he will perhaps finally beat the Swiss Maestro. It would be the first time in 13 encounters. Mai dire mai, never say never!

16.35 And break for Soderling! 2-0 second set.

17.00 And it’s now one set all!

17.45 Play is suspended by rain

18.45 Players are back on court

19.00 Federer, (and Nadal also) doesn’t like big-hitter like Soderling, Gulbis or Berdych, who play on clay as it was hard court. And Soderling leads two sets to one!

19.40 Two match points for Soderling!

19.45 That’s it, he’s done it! Soderling defeats Federer in 4 sets: 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-4
One year after his win over Nadal, the Swede cuts Fed’s head off. Next opponent for Robin: Tomas Berdych who dismantled Youzhny 6-3 6-1 6-2

Today’s hero:

Robin Soderling - 1er tour de Roland Garros 2010 - tennis french open

Finally some good action today at Roland Garros. I don’t know what you think but in my opinion it was a pretty boring tournament so far.

Tomorrow’s matches on court Philippe Chatrier:
Serena Williams-Sam Stosur
Rafael Nadal – Nicolas Almagro

On court Suzanne Lenglen:
Jelena Jankovic-Yaroslava Shvedova
Novak Djokovic-Jurgen Melzer

Only one semi-surprise today: Tomas Berdych’ victory over 4th seed Andy Murray.

– Schiavone, Wozniacki, Dementieva and Petrova are through to quarters. Henin finished off her match against Sharapova, she will meet Sam Stosur in round 4.

– Federer, Soderling, Berdych defeated their opponent in straight sets. It was even more easier for Youzhny: Tsonga retired after the loss of the first set due to injury.

More on today’s matches.

Quote of the day: Maria Sharapova “I gave the French fans what they wanted, a Justine win. Merry Christmas!”

Tomorrow’s matches:
Serena Williams (1) – Shahar Peer ISR (18)
Justine Henin (22) – Samantha Stosur (7)
Jelena Jankovic (4) – Daniela Hantuchova (23)
Jarmila Groth – Yaroslava Shvedova
Teimuraz Gabashvili – Jurgen Melzer (22)
Robby Ginepri – Novak Djokovic (3)
Fernando Verdasco (7) – Nicolas Almagro (19)
Thomaz Bellucci (24) – Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

Join us tomorrow on Tennis Buzz for our French Open live coverage.

Elena Dementieva is the first to qualify for the quarterfinals after her victory over qualifier Chanelle Scheepers 6-1 6-3. Her next opponent: the winner of the match Nadia Petrova-Venus Williams.
Other player qualified for the quarterfinals: Francesca Schiavone, winner over Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-4.

14.45: break for Venus in the second set 2-0. First set: 6-4 Petrova

14.48: big battle on the Suzannne Lenglen court between Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta 7-6 1-0 for the Dane.

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