Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Australian Open Day 2: Menendez-Maceiras

Curtain Call

Player: Adrian Menendez-Maceiras
Age: 27
Nation: Spain
Current Ranking: 233
Today's Result: lost to Jeremy Chardy (France) in four sets
Photo via Wikipedia

Menendez-Maceiras went through qualifying to reach his first Australian Open main draw.  For his career, he has 1 Challenger title and 9 Futures titles.  The Challenger tournaments are one level below the top flight, the Futures two levels below.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Edina Gallovits-Hall (Curtain Call, US Open Day 3) - Gallovits-Hall was double-bageled by Serena Williams (3rd seed, USA) today, probably not so great for the ego.  However, since she didn't play the main draw last year, her ranking will still improve slightly.  She is currently the sixth-ranked Romanian woman in the world.

Golden Squid Report

Rebecca Marino (Golden Squid since 6/24/2011) - It's great to have Marino playing again.  She took off several months of 2012, citing mental and physical fatigue.  Today's match, a straight-sets loss to Shuai Peng (China), was her first in the top flight since last February.

Greta Arn (Golden Squid since 5/24/2011) - Arn had to go through qualifying to reach the main draw.  She lost to Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) in the first round, failing to match last year's third round result.  Arn will turn 34 in April.


  1. I watched the Serena Williams match. Currently watching Sam Stosur.

    1. Tough loss for Stosur, ay? Do you have a favorite player, M.J.?