Re: Bombshell 1r Moscow: Pironkova def Pavlyuchenkova 63 26 64
It was the first match win for Pironkova since back in April at Stuttgart. Pavlyuchenkova ist service percentage was only 40% in the ist set and only 46% for the match. Pav took a page out of a bad Kuznetsova match by hitting almost all her unforced errors over the baseline or wide.
Pironkova did a much better job of covering the court while Pav looked fairly slow on defense. Pav failed on 5 of 7 drop shots, but had several chances for winners in each set, but seemed to overhit too many shots. Pav blew a 3-1 lead in the 3rd set with Pironkova winning the next 4 games, taking a 5-3 lead