Play Tennis with Chris Evert & Win 2 VIP Tickets 2010 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic:
• Play side by side with Chris Evert and other celebrities with 1 playing position in the tennis Pro-Am on Friday, November 5
• 2 Platinum Box seats for Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, November 7th
• 2 Invitations to the Champions Cocktail Reception on Friday,November 5th
• 2 Invitations to the Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday evening on Saturday, November 6th
• A 3 day/2 night hotel stay at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton
Third and final day of the first round today.
– Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal cruise into second round.
– Andy Roddick survives five set scare: the 6th seed came within two points of defeat against Jarko Nieminen, but he
prevailed after a intense battle 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. It was Roddick’s first match on clay this season.
– Upset of the day: Kimiko Date Krumm defeats Dinara Safina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
What an embarrassing defeat for two time finalist Dinara Safina who lost to 39 years old Kimiko Date Krumm.
Safina lead by one set and 2 breaks, and then 4-1 in the third set, but she self imploded and offered the match to the japanese veteran. It was Date’s first Grand Slam victory since the 1996 US Open.
Other seeds upsets: Sam Querrey (18), Juan Monaco(26)
– Stat of the day: 7
After 7 first round exits Frenchman Nicolas Mahut finally won a match at Roland Garros. He defeated Mischa Zverev in 3 straight sets.
– Quote of the day: Rafael Nadal
“I think I played bad, but I won anyway, without problems, so that’s always important and positive thing. But I can do a lot better next round.”
The future was bright for Svetlana Kuznetsova when she won the US Open in 2004. But she never fullfilled her potential, and had just reached one Grand Slam final since.
With the help of new coach Larissa Neiland, she refocused on her game, and put her career back on track. She battled past Serena Williams and Sam Stosur in quarter and semi finals, but Safina was no match for the powerful and versatile Kuznetsova.