Saturday, January 19, 2013

Australian Open Day 6: Tsurenko

Curtain Call

Player: Lesia Tsurenko
Age: 23
Nation: Ukraine
Current Ranking: 85
Notable Conquest: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24th seed, Russia)
Today's Result: loss to Caroline Wozniacki (10th, Denmark) in straight sets
Photo via TheNews International

Tsurenko is Ukraine's #1.  The Australian Open has been particularly good for her, the only Major where she's gotten past the first round.  This year's third round finish is a career-best.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Laura Robson (Curtain Call, US Open Day 7) - It was another great tournament for Robson.  She took out the 8th-seeded Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) in the second round.  Her third round finish is a career best for the event.  Robson was named WTA Newcomer of the Year for 2012.


  1. She looks very she could crack walnuts open by pinching them between her bicep and forearm.

    1. 5-9, 147 lbs. Not the biggest woman on tour but might indeed pass the walnut test. Sam Stosur or Serena Williams - now there are some biceps!