Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Australian Open Day 3: Chang

Curtain Call

Player: Kai-Chen Chang
Age: 21
Nation: Chinese Taipei
Current Ranking: 149
Today's Result: loss to Jelena Jankovic (13th seed, Serbia) in straight sets

Photo via TopNews

This is Chang's best-ever finish at the Australian. She has yet to get past the second round at any Slam but she's young. There's still time. Architecture is her top career alternative choice - a regular George Costanza!

Catching Up with Old Friends

Marina Erakovic (Curtain Call, Roland Garros Day 3) - It was a short tournament for Erakovic, losing in the second round of the singles draw and the first of the doubles. But it's still an improvement on last year which makes four Slams in a row. She's climbing the rankings steadily as well. As such, she has earned a place as the newest Golden Squid!

Photo via Tenhand

Photo via The Tennis Times

I caught a fair amount of her match with Christina McHale (USA). I admire her aggressive style. Her trouble appears to be with consistency. The match was really hers to lose and she seemed to lose her nerve at closing time. One hopes she'll benefit from experience.

1 comment:

  1. Nice rundown of the Open. Thanks for putting the Tumble 4 ya blogfest in your sidebar. :)