Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The consulting room
A little unfair on Elena by some people.
she served terribly in the 1st set. Only 16% 1st serves. Unusually bad even for her.
But in the 2nd set, she got her first serve rate up to 53% and scored 17 winners to Anna's 8.
1 game of the 3rd set is hardly enough to award it to Pistolesi.
In any event, cramping is due to conditioning problems, and over-exertion during play. Conditioning is a part of tennis, and until recently you weren't allowed a time-out for cramps. So, to be harsh, if Pistolesi was not well-enough conditioned, or did not pace herself well, that is a factor in the sport.