Fantastic and fearless performance by Lucie.
Great serving, returning, cross-court winners, mentally strong. Even scored two backhand winners off Petra's lefty slice serve
BTW, she is yet to play doubles in 90 minutes' time
Looked a bit tired and rusty and far from top form. Excuse: She's after an intensive 2-week fitness training session and has been playing tennis for just one week. Unlike in Istanbul, Petra was extremely shy of going to the net.
I hope she will not become a baseliner with a goat lefty serve.
- it was a very fast indoor court, i.e. Petra's favorite surface
- Petra could have won the match in two sets, but wasted a set point by an unforced error
- it was a completely even match overall and no difference in their rankings was visible
Anyway, nice encouraging win for Lucie and a good lesson for Petra !