“I haven’t been playing well,” JJ said. “So it’s nice to get that feeling back and to be winning again and be in the end of the tournament again.”
In the night match, Rafael Nadal was electric in ousting Tomas Berdych in straights, 6-4, 7-6 (4). In his first tournament back since a knee injury hampered him in Australia, Nadal is crediting his performance thus far to his going for more on his groundstrokes, telling the press, "I’m playing a big forehand from baseline and going inside the court, being more aggressive.”
Sam Stosur has quietly been steamrolling her competition, as the Aussie has yet to drop a set in 4 matches, most recently defeating Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 7-6 (7). With her result so far, she will be assured a spot inside the top 10 for the first time in her career in next week's version of the WTA rankings.