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Nadal & Ivanovic Upset

Photo by tripletrouble.

Photo by tripletrouble.

At the Brisbane International, Serbian star Ana Ivanovic was upset by Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo is looking to make a comeback this season and this win against the number 5 player in the world is definitely a step in that direction. Mauresmo, a former number 1, played well and took of Ivanovic’s lack of rhythm throughout the match, defeating her 6-3,6-2. After the match, Mauresmo stated “I’m very proud of the way I played today from the first one to the last.”

It was the Qatar Open in Doha, however, that saw the biggest upset of the day, as world number 1 Rafael Nadal lost to up-and-coming star Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4. Nadal said that “Today wasn’t my day. Monfils served really well. If he wants to improve his ranking, he will have to play like he did today. I knew it won’t be easy at the start of the season, but I am happy with my game.”

With the Aussie Open only 2 weeks away, it will be interesting to see if these two top players will be able to bounce back. Last season, Ivanovic reached the finals of the Aussie, whereas, Nadal reached the semifinals. Therefore, these two had good results last year that they will need to match this year, in order to avoid losing ground to their competitors.

Sidenote: I’m not a fan of that outfit of hers, at all! I love the color; but, the silhouette isn’t flattering.

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