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.
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