WHERE ARE THEY NOW??
So far, the pattern for SFs in Slams this year (WTA) has been two marquee players and two “surprises”. Serena/Henin and Li Na (mild surprise)/Zheng Jie; Jankovic/Dementieva and Stosur (surprise mostly because of whom she beat to get there)/Schiavone; Serena/Zvonareva (pushing a little with Vera being marquee) and Kvitova/Pironkova.
The Wimbledon surprises were particularly… surprising. And, unsurprisingly, they’re the ones having the worst aftermath. Kvitova hasn’t won a match since Wimbledon (0-6). Pironkova has won two, against opponents outside the top 100, with difficulty (2-6).
At least Pironkova is getting to strike a pose (almost literally *A* pose):
And since we’re here!!!: France’s Morgane Pons wearing what would have been Serena’s USO dress.