61 16 64
against Vakulenko !!!
I am very pleased with this result, because she was in huge trouble for almost one set and a half. She saved 2 GPs at *3/2 and managed to break back. Then, she held after having been 15/30 twice. I saw the match from 4/3 and commentators said she has been defending extremely well. If I believe the stats, Marion hit 16 winners for 14 errors, Julia 40 for 33.
At 4/3, Marion played very well the crucial points, for example with one big rally at 4/4 40/30, when Julia was at the net, she hit the passing on her 5th attempt & also at 5/4 30/30 with an awesome return on a sliced first serve
She looked tired obviously, but so relieved and happy
!!! Bravo Marion, do your best against Patty!!!! I am pretty confident actually... if Marion stays healthy for sure.
Commentators also said that Marion in the fall, didn't practice very intensively. She stayed alone and made tennis practice on very few occasions to save her energy, but made a physical preparation to compensate
. It seems to be a good choice!
Congrats again Marion!! get to the YEC please!!!