Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Day two of Wimbledon is over. There are no great surprises except for the loss of Justine Henin-Hardenne. I always believed that the Belgian was no great shakes on grass. In the men's side Henman battled after a two set deficit before overcoming Jarko Niemenin who put out Agassi in the first round of the French. Marat Safin kept his cool and played quite attractive grass court tennis against the Thai Srichapan. Paradorn was a pale shadow of the player who got the better of Agassi a couple of years on the same courts. If Safin plays in the same way, then, Federer has to be careful. For all of us Indians it would be interesting to watch out for Sania with her second round clash against Kuznetsova. This is too big a stage for the Russian to be on the losing side but there is always a room for a miracle.