Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northern Territory
Re: 2011/12 Aussie ITF circuit
Dellacqua def. Ozgen 4-6 6-1 6-2
Didn't see too much of this and don't know what happened in the first set. Casey is definitely a lot stronger off the ground than Ozgen and can smack winners quite easily. I'm guessing she had patches of too many errors because I did see a few come off her racquet. The bits I did see, Casey looked quite dominant which was nice to see. Needs to cut out some errors and DFs though. Nice to see another single-handed backhand with Ozgen though. That makes three I've seen this tournament. It's almost common!
Rogowska def. Juan 6-2 6-4
Didn't see much of this either but Liv looked fit and was hitting the ball strongly. Like Casey, saw her spray a few errors, but I'm guessing by the scoreline, she was pretty much in charge of the match. Liv v. Casey tomorrow should be a good one!
Omae def. Holland 4-6 7-5 6-2 (I think the 3rd set was 6-2)
Disappointing result from Izzy. She went down 0-4 in the first before getting her act together and winning the next 7 games. In the 2nd, games went with serve until 3-3 when both girls kept losing serve. Omae finally served it out at 6-5. Holland hits the ball hard and plays a strong game from the back of the court, but I didn't see much of a B-game from her. So when Omae was playing better than Izzy, Izzy just kept plugging away with her same game. In the 3rd she couldn't turn it around and lost fairly easily in the end.
Bobusic def. Litvak 7-6 6-0
What a great result for Bojana. The first set was a marathon. They played a really really long game which Lena finally held for 2-2 (I think). Bojana then managed to get a break and went up 4-2 but lost it not long after. Bojana held set point on Lena's serve at 5-6 but missed it. Then in the tiebreak, Lena went up 6-4, only to lose it 8-6! Lena was hitting quite a few double faults which I think was her undoing in the end. Lena's forehand is very nice and she cracked a few winners but Bojana was just so composed out there, she never let anything upset her and never let Lena get on top of her. She really does seem like she's got the right temperament to do well. I don't what happened to Lena in the 2nd. Maybe she was over it or her shoulder was injured. She lost the set very easily, winning only 7 points. It wouldn't have been easy to come back after losing such a marathon 1st set where she held 2 SPs. Great win for Bojana.
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