The first set was very close. Leading 5-4 40-0, Iroda had three set points in Davenport's serve. She went for the first one on a second serve, but hit the net.
And then Lindsay's first serve finally started to come through - she had barely hit one all set. She wrapped up that service game and made it 7-5 in no time. Iroda looked completely disgusted and played dreadful from then on. Davenport just needed to put it into her court, and she would make a mistake. This match was plain ugly.