Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 12 o'clock high
Re: Wimbledon R1: Petra sends Glatch packing in 55 min, 6-2 6-2
Unexpectedly easy. I keep forgetting that Glatch's game isn't just wonky but also ineffective most of the time. Built like a basher yet plays like Niculescu - she dug herself kms behind the baseline and sliced from both sides most of the time; a slice that wasn't even very biting, deep or accurate. ROS was as woeful as might be expected considering how flawed her groundstrokes are, footwork often nonexistent.
Still, Kvitty started poorly, and it was bad match play from Glatch that cost her the first set. KvittyGrasscourtGOAT giftwrapped her a break that allowed her to get back on serve, but she hit an easy putaway straight back at Kvitty when she could have taken that service game at 2-2 to deuce, then got herself broken from *40-15 up by failing to keep the ball away from Kvitty's BH.
Second set saw only patches, Kvitty's BH ROS devastating (just whaling on the ball on nearly all returns, with a measure of success), her serve not as much (those flat rocket serves weren't going in), but she did close it out with an ace on first MP.