Re: Lisa Raymond cheering thread
Tough match today. Liezel started playing well and held quite easily with great serves, Lisa killing the points at the net when needed. Then Kudryavtseva serving, I think it went to no ad for that game, but they lost it. In the next few games, Liezel and Lisa were pushed back from the net a lot, especially by a very good Klaudia Jans, who hit a couple of perfect overheads, and a few winning cross court passing shots. Liezel was very pissed off when she lost her serve game. Then it was time to regroup, and Liezel and Lisa fought back, the tactics being: everything on Alla. There were a few good rallies, and few good point at the net (I'm always amazed by how well Lisa and Liezel play at the net, and how great their reflexes are!). To be honest, I don't remember exactly how they won the set, I guess by breaking Klaudia... Anyways, second set started very well, with a very good serving game by Liezel. I got scared a bit at 3-2 but then it all went smoothly.
Today was the day of the surprises, so actually I'm glad they did not lose that one. Mirza/Vesnina played okay but were outplayed by Lucie and especially Nastya at the end of the super tiebreak. Peschke/Srebotnik played terrible, like they were not there tonight. And Natalie and Vladka played some very good shots. That was very interesting to see that.
Ok, next summary tomorrow!
Cara Black - Liezel Huber - Mary Pierce
Chanelle Scheepers - Abigail Spears - Vladka Uhlirova - Mervana Jugic-Salkic - Francesca Schiavone -Tsvetana Pironkova - Lisa Raymond - Sophie Lefèvre...