Impossible to predict what will happen here. Alexa can be terrible or amazing, and Erika will be dealing with her nerves. It really can go either way. It would be so huge for Erika to win this one, to finally make her WTA breakthrough would give her so much confidence.
Some of my pictures from what I saw of her match vs Strycova. She wasn't impressed with Ted Watts, the umpire and told him in the second game of the match that he needs to 'pay more attention.' It is always a lot of fun watching Erika play.
So great seeing Erika beat Rodionova in a tough 3 set-match at Wimbledon. Really unexpected considering her rough form lately, and great that she could pull through in the end after losing MPs and failing to hold serve in some key games.
A wasted opportunity, but Erika has undoubtedly improved in leaps and bounds recently.
I was watching Erika's epic win yesterday and it was really quite something. Her positivity and unwillingness to be affected by Rodionova's gamesmanship wound her up more. After breaking in the final set, she pumped her fist directly at Rodionova at the change of ends. An MP was wasted at 5-3, then 5-4. She then had 3 more chances on the Rodionova serve at 6-5 and on her 4th, Rodionova's forehand hit the netcord, falling into Sema's court. On her fifth, and final match point she took it and was visibly elated, yet exhausted.
Quite a large crowd had gathered on the grassy bank to watch and they all seemed very taken by Erika and gave her a lot of support.