Re: "It wasn't that pretty"...???
Yeah, I started this thread because we KEEP hearing that matches are BORING when one player totally dominates, and bad because of errors etc.
Well in this one you got an error prone Serena in the first set.. (Not in her service games). Then a confident Serena in the second set that took no prisoners.
I think she had trouble in the first set BECAUSE Peer was returning balls that were normally winners in previous matches, and keeping Serena on the definsive when Peer was serving. Serena had only MINOR problems on her own serve. I think she won three of her service games at love in the first set.
So Serena's RETURN game broke down somewhat, BECAUSE of Peer's aggressive play. So a close first set.
Serena was broken zero times, Peer twice in the match. Peer NEVER had a break point.
Serena played well, Sharah Peer just brought it to her in the first set when serving!