Anne didn’t serve particularly well today, which I think was key. To make things worse, Vesnina hit some great returns.
The match started slow, Vesnina quicker off the mark, but Anne twice fought back from a break down to take the set. The second was a whitewash Keothavong went awol and Vesnina hit some impressive winners. The final set was tense! Both women held onto serve well up until 3-3, then Anne got a bad line call and got broken. I thought the match was over at this point, but she fought back again to level, but then got broken again at 5-5 thanks to a let cord . Despite saving 4 MPs, Anne could not break, Elena took it on MP #5
Good week for both ladies though, plenty of positives to take from this event
Anne - career high.
Elena - first WTA final
Wow 2009 started great for me, what a dramatic match! I think both played well and deserved to win, they were whacking the ball, a lot of great rallies... Congrats for Vesnina, now win the whole thing!