Your Call, 9.14
Good morning, all. Good afternoon, if you are in the European timezone. As always, please use this space to call or discuss todays tennis; some off-topic chat is also OK here.
Earlier today, Gilles Simon defeated Carlos Moya to take the title in Bucharest; his effort puts him 12th in the race for Shanghai. Who would have thought, at the start of the season, that he would even be in contention? Also, in Bali, Patty Schyder took her 11th career title, over Tamira Paszek. This was also her 500th career singles win.
Finally, Russia, as expected, has secured the Fed Cup, with a victory by Svetlana Kuznetsova over the Spanish number one, Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Enjoy the rest of today.
-- Rosangel Valenti
Note: As always, "Your Call" is the daily thread specifically for the purpose of getting together on the cyber-sofa to discuss or call ongoing matches, or hot tennis topics of the day; it's the "Crisis Center" thread for those weeks when there are no Grand Slams, Masters, or Fed or Davis Cup in progress. You can go off-topic here if you like as well. This makes it easier for you to stay on-topic at "premium" posts. For going off-topic, you also have Monday Net Posts and Deuce Club on a regular basis.