ACADEMIC WRITING SERVICE
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Getting To Know Ksenia Pervak
As if Russia needed another good player, Ksenia Pervak shows how deep that country's bench is in women's tennis. Ranked #89 in the world, she's the lowest ranked player in the draw to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon 2011 - and one good thing going for her is that her fourth round opponent is just ranked 9 places ahead of her, Tamira Paszek. Tamira though has one advantage. This is her second time in the fourth round so she already knows how it feels to be in this stage of the tournament.
It was a tough road for Ksenia as she had to defeat Shahar Peer of Israel (#22) in the first round, Pauline Parmentier of France (#74) in the second round and Andrea Petkovic (#13) of Germany in the third round - players all ranked higher than her. Since Tamira and she have almost equal rankings, it would be interesting to note who would take it a notch higher.
I am actually counting on Ksenia to do that since Tamira must be tired now after her almost four hour match against Schiavone. Anyhow, let's see who of these two girls want that quarterfinal slot the most!