i was surprised how easily nicole was able to dominate sveta. sveta did change her game plan midway through the 2nd though but it was about the same time nicole started to breakdown so i'm not sure whether it was the new game plan of sveta's or whether nicole just lost it herself. it was clear in the first set sveta was trying to go stroke for stroke or even out power nicole which clearly wasn't the way to do it. end of 2nd and 3rd set she hit with a bit less power and used the angles more and got nicole moving more rather than hitting straight to her. i would have liked to have seen how it would have gone had sveta played that way in the first, whether nicole would have dealt with it or whether it would have produced the errors she was hitting more and more of as the match went on.
but it looked like nicole was crying a bit at the end of the match.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.