Started of with Vera Douchevina who was in complete control v Ana Vrljic, dominated her and came into net to put away easy volleys.
Ana got injured near end of 1st set, she had a leg injury, and after a 10 mins break she restarted but got broke and called it quits.
Was trying to keep my eye on other matches as well.
Saw Maria when she led 6-2 3-2.
Maria was keeping Myriam running all over with her shots placement, far better than Saturday.
Myriam was making far too mamy errors
Maria should have broken again when she was 4-2 and 15-40 up, missed 3 BP's and let Myriam back in.
Alos missed two match points (15-40 at 5-4)which Myriam won. Maria was getting very tense and did a few doubles but so did Myriam.
TB ..Maria ran out comforably the winner getting help with some errors and a double fault.
Svetlanas 1st match wasn't a match all over before it started.
Barbora Strycova came back from 2-5 down to win 7-5 6-1.
Saw Tatiana crush her opponent who also got injured near end of 1st set and withdrew at 0-6 0-2.
Tatiana was far too steady for her Egyptian opponent.
Olga Puchkova did anoter of her things ..... losing in 3 sets. She broke back to 4-4 then lost serve immediately
came back and saw last few games of Elke's win before Maria's 3rd rd match on same court, she was again looking great and over-powering Dominique.
Saw Maria came back from losing her opening service game when she did 3 doubles, Samantha was hitting alot of winners at star but once Maria settled down she broke back to 4-4 and again to take set 6-4, Stosur had led 40-0 that game.
I moved over to court 6 which is next to 4. where Vera Douchevina v Marion Bartoli in the match of the tournament was gonna take place.
and what a start from Vera, she totally over-powered Marion a start hitting winners from all over and hardly any UE's and was quickly 5-1 up and had 2 set pts on Bartoli's serve at 15-40.
Marion saved them with some good shots and grew in confidence, Vera with that missed oppurtunit was still thinking of those missed chances and before she knew it she had lost 5 games in a row.
Vera from 8 winners and 4UE's at 5-1 up had made another 10 errors and only 4 more winners. she got her act together from 0-30 down and took the set into TB and she stopped making errors and forced Marion on back foot with searing shots.
Vera won TB 7-0. Marion went off court for a bathroom break.
When match resumed Vera lost her serve and it looked like swinging Marion's way, she was geting into the groove and Vera was again making errors but when it came to the crunch at 3-5, Vera got her act together and blasted Marion away to win 7-6(0) 7-5
Svetlana was already 6-1 4-2 up when i went to court 3.
Sveta lost serve at 40-0 up, suddenly match was on and Tatiana from being subdued woke up and started to hit winners of her own.
They kept breakin each other. Sveta served for match at 5-3 but was broken and Tatiana won 3 games in a row and had set pt which Sveta saved with a glorious FH.
TB was pretty tense and Tatiana from being 2 pts away from taking match into 3rd set serving at 5-4 got a little tense and sensing that Sveta won both pts agains serve and won the match with another winner.
kept a few other scores from courts nearby
Barbora Strycova woke up from 0-3 to Cory Ann Avants to win pretty easily in end 6-3 6-2.
Best performance of day has to be Sunitha Rao's demolition of Angelique Widjaja in rd 2.
Sunitha pushed her back and overwhelmed her with flat groundies. Angie had no answer today.
PHEW what a day , still some matches going on so gonna go back after some food.