Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Live text - US Open day 10


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By Mark Ashenden

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Pickles91 on 606: "Soderling has a chance but looking at these conditions its going to be very tough for him. His ball toss on his serve is quite high, and in these windy conditions it may affect him. Good test for Soderling, should he win tonight, he should win the whole thing."
Big chat from the Pickles make no mistake

Harpmaster100 on Twitter: "2 women here, no odd screaming thank god! Mind you, I did enjoy Schiavone's strangely inventive double groan last night"

1841: Zvonareva has had a bit of an easier stroll into the quarters without dropping a set. She's beaten Zuzana Kucova, Sabine Lisicki, Alexandra Dulgheru and Andrea Petkovic. The winner of this match will play Wozniacki or Cibulkova for a place in the final.

1838: Kanepi casually lobs the ball up and gets this match going on a quiet, sunny and a little blustery Arthur Ashe. Already seen a few 'moon ball' shots that everybody's talking about. Two double-faults from Kaia (nerves, wind?) and it goes to deuce. A very steady opener. The ball drifts wide and first blood to the Russian with an immediate service break.

1833: Kanepi has had to put in some hours to secure her last-eight spot. Three sets against Alize Cornet. An easier straight-sets win over Akgul Amanmuradova. Then a cracking 6-2 7-6 win over fourth seed Jelena Jankovic. And in the last round, she performed a miraculous recovery. She was bagelled (is that a word?) in the first set with Yanina Wickmayer and roared back to take the next sets 7-6 (7-2) 6-1. Fancy her chances today against the seventh seed?

1827: So the girls are involved in the coin toss right now. Kanepi wearing a pale blue little frilly number. It's another hot day in the Big Apple but the winds are far from quiet. Zvonareva looks as though she's dressed for a stroll through the woods on a chilly day in November. Probably three layers. Incredible. These two have not played each other before.

1818: Here we go again. I don't have to tell you but I really really do love hearing your thoughts. The best ones, the funny ones, the astute ones, the informative ones, the quirky ones will all have a good shout for being used in my commentary. A reward better than any prize or money offering no? Tweet me @bbcsport_mark, text me on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide) with TENNIS before your message, or join the banter on 606.

1815: Big shrieks on Arthur Ashe after a lengthy doubles clash wraps up. And it goes to second seeds Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova who beat Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs over three sets 6-4 3-6 7-5. Kanepi and Zvonareva up next.

1809: There are mouth-watering clashes and there are games that frankly just make you foam at the mouth. And we've got two of them for you today in the men's field. French 17th seed Gael Monfils vs third seed Novak Djokovic. Massive. Big. Large. Tres grande (As Gael may say). You getting me? Both have been in sparkling form. Up later under the lights it's the Soderling and Federer show. Any signs of salivating out there yet?

1803: So who are the players making the headlines today? There's a women's doubles match to be completed shortly and then on Arthur Ashe it's seventh seed Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva and Estonian Kaia Kanepi with both bidding for their first semi-final appearance in New York. Caroline Wozniacki and Dominika Cibulkova are playing later...then it's over to the big boys....

1757: Some would call it the business end at Flushing Meadows. The facts are: It's Wednesday. It's day 10. It's the US Open. And some very good tennis players are battling for a semi-final spot. It's a big day. It's entirely up to you what you want to call today but I'm here to help tell the story - with your help of course. Welcome.

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