Re: Sam Stosur's OWTT Blog!
My Debut Match
Hey guys this is my blog where I'll keep you tuned with all of my results and other stuff happening on the OWTT tour! Well as most of you know I played my first match last night on centre court. I was really nervous but once I got out there I felt fine. I was up against Elena Dementieva from Russia, who was a late entry to the draw. In the first set it was very tight with the oppening games splitting at 2 all. But I managed to break Lena and lead 5-3. But then she lifted her intensity and started playing really well and I had no answer for it. The set was so tight it went to a tie-break which I made too many unforced errors in losing it 7-2. The crowd knew I needed a boost so they cheered as hard as they could in the second set. I noticed the difference as "Aussie Aussie Aussie" "Oi Oi Oi" was chanted by the big crowd. They gave me heaps of support which lifted my game and I reeled of 6 straight games to bagel Lena 6-0. My serve was setting up points fantastically and I was trying to get into the net heaps to pressure Elena. With the match going to a final set I was pumped and ready to do well but Elena played some amazing tennis. Her forehand was nailing corners and she cut down her unforced errors by huge numbers. My backhand was struggling and I tried to pressure her with some big second serves but the risk didn't pay off as I made countless double fault. I ended up losing that set 6-3 but I took alot from that match. I learnt alot about the tour and hopefully can have a good showing in Sydney where hopefully the "Smash em Sam" army will be. Today I have my first doubles match where me and Maria play Rezai and Serena. Hopefully we can combine well as a team! I'll get you guys an update after the match.
See ya soon
Last edited by Droolv; Mar 24th, 2008 at 12:49 AM.