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Bagel Watch! (Make That a Double)

Maria Sharapova dished her first career double bagel with her victory over American, Bethanie Mattek. Sharapova only needed 57 minutes to destroy Mattek on the green clay of Charleston. With the win, Maria overtakes Svetlana Kuznetsova as world number 3. The win also improves her record to 23-1 on the season and takes her one step closer to a tantalizing quarterfinal matchup with Serena Williams

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You Can’t Spell “Dominate” without SERENA

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Serena Williams thouroughly demolished world No. 1, Justine Henin, in the Sony Ericsson quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-0, on Tuesday. Serena looked brilliant while Justine struggled with all of her shots, especially her serve, double faulting 5 times. Williams won the last 10 games of the match, giving the world No. 1 a bagel in the second set, Justine’s second of the year. Serena is seeking her fifth Miami title and could meet sister, Venus, in the semis. With the win, Serena takes a 7-6 lead in the pair’s head-to-head.

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Bagel Watch!

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Svetlana Kuznetsova served up a puzzling 3rd set bagel to Yang-Jan Chan in her first match at the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday. Svetlana won the match 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

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Bagel Watch! (Again)

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The Pacific Life Open has been just full of bagels so far. Most recently, Ana Ivanovic cooked up a 3rd set bagel in puzzling match. Ivanovic beat Ioana Raluca Olaru of Romania, 6-1, 5-7, 6-0.

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Bagel Watch!

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Jelena Jankovic opened up a can of whoop-ass on Asha Rolle in the 2nd round of the Pacific Life Open with the score 6-0, 6-2. I’m surprised Jelena dropped two games.

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Bagel Watch!

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Maria Sharapova won her 15th straight match against Stephanie Cohen-Aloro of France in the second round of Indian Wells. In the process she dished out a breadstick and a bagel, winning 6-1, 6-0, losing only 24 points in 58 minutes . This is her tour leading 6th bagel of the year.

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Bagel Watch!

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In her first match since the Australian Open, Serena Williams dished out a second set bagel to Tzipora Oblizer in the second round of the Bangalore Open. Serena got off to a shaky start but won the match 7-5, 6-0. To add to that bagel, Serena wore Nike’s new blue version of her Aussie Open dress and it looked fab!

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Bagel Watch!

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Ana Ivanovic gave out a second set bagel to Nicole Vaidisova today in the 3rd round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Ivanovic won 6-4, 6-0. Nikki V is getting what shes giving, I guess. Not so sure about the reddish version of Ana’s Aussie Open dress though. It looks just a tidbit strange.

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Bagel Watch!

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In today’s bagel watch Nicole Vaidisova dishes out a second set bagel to Aiko Nakamura. Scoreline: 6-3, 6-0. Nikki V sets up an interesting second round encounter with world number 2, Ana Ivanovic.

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Bagel Watch!

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In Throw Up the Deuce’s newest feature, we are keeping an eye out for any bagels given/received in “big” matches. In today’s edition Elena Dementieva dishes out a second set bagel to Switerland’s Patty Schynder. Not so often we see Elena on this end of a bagel.

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