American Young beats defending champion in Thailand

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American Donald Young ousted defending champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-1, 6-7 (0-7), 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals at the Thailand Open.

It is only the third career quarterfinal for Young, world nr.55. He will meet Japan’s Go Soeda, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7)

Also through to the quarters is France’s Monfils after beating Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

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Wozniacki will never get the temntreat that Jankovic and Safina got and that is for one reason and one reason only. She is friends with the first family of women's tennis. She has played doubles with Venus and had dinner with Serena and word is that Venus has actually been something of a mentor to Wozniacki when she just came on Tour. The difference for me between Wozniacki and the other 2 Slamless No. 1s is her mental toughness. For me, a big Serena fan, she thoroughly deserves this ranking. She has gone 25-2 since Wimbledon. That is an amazing stat. She has won 5 titles this year and her game has improved in leaps and bounds. She got hammered in the majors this year, but so did a lot of other players who were considered contenders (come on 1-0 for Clijsters in Australia by Petrova). In her first Grand Slam final she handled herself well. No beatdowns like Safina. No yelling at herself. No screeching. Nothing. Yes, her game is boring but this morning if I closed my eyes and just listened to the ball against the racquet I could have sworn it was 2 power players out there today in her match against Ivanovic. She served big, returned big and played aggressive power tennis. One thing that seems to be getting the silent temntreat from the media is how in the name of all that is good does Ana Ivanovic get a WC into a year end tournament when Klebanova who won 2 international tournaments does not get in? That to me is a bigger story than Wozniacki getting to No. 1 on the back of hard work.


Great write up -- as usual. But Mizz Savannah I am epeictxng something from The Williams sisters -- Serena at least. History tell us that. I don't think they'll win the title, but they will show. They are uber professional and will come to win. And they're games have still not been eclipsed by any woman on the tour. Just excited to see both of them playing.