Bouchard stayed even with Sharapova through four games, but you could tell that by the fourth game Maria was beginning to dial her in. The last four games went by very quickly, including two breaks of Bouchard at love. Sharapova is very much on her game, and now Bouchard has to see if there is anything she can possibly do about it. Probably not.
Feed switched to soccer everywhere with Sharapova about to break Bouchard at the start of the 2nd set. Later: Sharapova won the set 6-0. For the night, Eugenie won only 3 of 16 second serves, 1 of 11 in the final set. Hopefully a bad loss that is educational rather than traumatizing.
Ah, yes, Querrey, the little bump in the road who might determine many of our fates more early than expected.
Yeah...there's alot of red in the top half of my bracket...I had Monaco vs. DelPo in the 4th round...neither made it past the second. Fortunately the bottom half is fairly green, if Raonic loses to Querrey...say good-bye to the bottom half.
Cilic takes the first set, 7-5, from a maddeningly inconsistent Tsonga. As per usual, he doesn't seem ready to start the match and, too typical of his opening sets in general, his play displays no conscious thought whatsoever. He just sort of mopes about from point to point, sometimes something works, sometimes it doesn't. It's like he forgets how to string together well played consecutive points. He was in trouble in almost every service game and sometimes you just want to shake him: "WAKE UP."
Tsonga gets the break in the first game but shortly gives it right back. At 3-3, he puts Cilic in a 0-40 hole, and then botches the next three consecutive second serves and loses the game for 4-3, Marin. The only good news is that he is playing Cilic who is not much of a closer sometimes....Tsonga is still displaying an incredible array of poor decisions, miss-hits and unforced errors (about 30 and counting)--he looks ripe for the taking....6-6 tie breaker...a rain of more unforced errors makes it easy for Cilic to close it out. Good win for Marin; dumb tennis from Tsonga.