Last week Els Callens got through the quallies in Charleston and had to play Anna Pistolesi in the first round.
Last time they met, Pistolesi (then known as Smashnova) won that match 6-0, 6-0.
This week Els Callens is playing Amelia Island and she got through to the second round. There she faces Alexandra Stevenson.
Last time they met, Stevenson won that match......................
Indeed 6-0, 6-0
Nevertheless, Els Callens showed today she still had some fighting spirit left!
In her 1st round match against Cara Black she trailed 6-7, 1-4 with a double break in the second set... At 6-7, 3-5 she faced a first matchpoint but managed to win the game... At 6-7, 4-5 she faced another 3 (!) matchpoints, but she kept fighting and won that match
6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/5), 6-2!!!
Good luck against Stevenson!
She's beatable, especially on clay courts!