Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ones to Watch

While the U.S. Open is still lumbering through the slew of lopsided routs typically seen in the 1st and 2nd rounds (poor Roberta Vinci only scraped one game off the court against Maria Sharapova, for example), Wednesday offers two intriguing matchups that might offer some legitimate excitement. First up on Ashe, Ana Ivana-more-ovic takes on the hard hitting French youngster Aravane Rezai, who shook things up in the Open's early rounds last year. Ana will still win, but she'll have to work that forehand hard. Later, Canadian superhero Frank Dancevic takes on that 6' 4" firecracker Marat Safin. This one's a coin toss. Equally uncertain? Whether or not USA Network will actually air these pairings instead of the expected top-seed blowouts.

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