Stosur Hits the Big 5-0-0; McHale Rules, Rain Delay at Citi Open
Steve “I never said I was a line judge” Fogleman, Tennis Atlantic
2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur reached a milestone today in her otherwise routine straight sets win over Kiki Mladenovic: The Big 5-0-0. Stosur claimed she had “no idea” that the 64 minute 2 and 2 win was a milestone until they brought out a cake on Grandstand Court.
Now I love Sam Stosur, but I don’t believe a word of it. I heard talk of her at #499 all weekend at the tournament.
That 2 & 2 match was apparently also pretty damn meaningful to Kiki Mladenovic, who was caught crying outside the media center by Ricky Dimon of TennGrand.com.
not sure what the deal is with Mladonevic but she is still just sitting there absolutely bawling her eyes out
— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) August 4, 2015
Christina McHale has matured a great deal as a player. After a tough three set 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over a recently resurgent CoCo Vandeweghe, she admitted to me that was the type of match she would have lost only a year ago. Next up, McHale has a date with “L’il Troublemaker” Yulia Putintseva, the woman who only smiles while binge-watching the entire chronology of “Saw” movies.
As of this moment, play has just resumed on Stadium Court after a one hour rain delay. Kei Nishikori’s match against James Duckworth, originally scheduled for not before 7:30 p.m., will not commence until at least 10:00 p.m. Meanwhile, enjoy this Kei Nishikori practice video from earlier today and we’ll wrap up tonight on the morrow.