sunday survey: your rome-ment

There were plenty of moments in Rome. Let us break them down for you:

Maria Kirilenko takes out French defending champ Svetlana Kuznetsova, sending Kuzzie’s clay court record this season to almost equal that of fellow ’09 champ Roger Federer in the “Dismal” category.

Ana Ivanovic marches to the semifinals with wins over Victoria Azarenka and Elena Dementieva.

Jelena Jankovic creams Venus Williams, losing just one game in their quarterfinal encounter.

JJ prevails over Serena in a dramatic three-set win, giving her back-to-back wins over the Williams sisters.

Maria Jose Sanchez Martinez beats Caroline Wozniacki, Ivanovic and Jankovic to take the Italian title as an unseeded player.

Which was your Rome-ment? Was one most surprising to you? Did you take pleasure in Ana’s run? Could you believe Sveta exited early again? What do you make of JJ’s wins over the Williams sisters? Is she a threat for the French? Are the Williams sisters a threat themselves? Let us know in the comment section.

(photo by getty images via wta web site)


  1. i was watching a few of the matches on the net. i think the composure over venus was just awesome

  2. I actually think JJs achievement in beating V and S Williams was just awesome. All credit though to the spanish girl, she really came through a tough draw and surprisingly took the title.

  3. Jessica says:

    I was surprised by how well Sanchez Martinez played, I watched only the finals, but I think she is very bold and played a lot of drops.

  4. Martinez was great. Check out the “passport to paris” sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2011 French Open.


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