Re: S3 - 14: Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, Cincinnati (III)
Flavia passes the first test
Italian Flavia Pennetta defeated the sixth seed Samantha Stosur in the R16 of the Tier III tournament which held in Cincinati today.She made into the quarterfinal by received the W/O in the first round because her opponent Amelie Mauresmo has virus and she can't play.In the second round , she beated Samantha Stosur from Australia, who showed her strong and confident in her first match with Spears and then closed out in 2 sets. Today,in the first set, she had a good start,hit balls strong , moved well, used volleys on the net . But Flavia didn't lose her focus, she hit lots of winner and tried to make her opponent move a lot , also had some good serves and returns .They served and hit winners well,didn't give their opponent any chances to have a break, they up to 4-4 .This time,Flavia tried to hit the ball harder and keep the ball in,2 unforced errors from the Aus helped Flavia to break the game and she managed to close the set. In the second set, Sam looked not good,maybe she has to play the tough opponent in the previous round so she felt tired. She starts to hit lots of UE and couldn't control herself so she lost in this set 2-6. Anyway,Flavia played her good tennis today,she always keeps focus in every match she plays . By the win of this match, Flavia continues her incredible results on tour, she is now 18-1 in this season and having 12 matches win streak.So congratulations Flavia !!
Next, in the QF she will meet Agnes Szavay from Hungary after she beated No.2 Krajicek in 3 sets. Szavay plays so well in this high-quality match ,she tries to fight her opponent and managed to close out the match.So good luck to both