capriati d. shaughnessy 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4
shaughnessy played better than i thought she would play.
shaughnessy was wailing away on her serves with max/average
servce speeds of 113 mph/104 mph, and she had 9 aces in the
match. a real errorfest of a match with capriati and shaughnessy
hitting into 41 and 48 unforced errors respectively.
rubin d. henin-hardenne 6-3 6-2
i think this makes rubin #8. she won this one in a rout.
henin only got 42% of her first serves in but it didn't really
matter because her winning percentage on first and second serves
was equal (and equally poor: 45%). "lloyd" commented about
henin-hardenne's serve, and it really does seem that she has a
very unproductive serve for the amount of effort that she seems
in serving fast. her max/average serve speeds were 111 mph/104 mph;
a 7 mph speed differential, which suggests that henin-hardenne was
wailing away on her serve for the entire match. yet she did not
have a single ace in the match. even worse, henin-hardenne lost
5 of her 8 service games.
i have no idea how the semifinal matchup between rubin and capriati will go
but i'd much rather see rubin win than capriati.