This match is a Second Round match at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia. The tournament is a Tier I played on Carpet.
Lena is playing Shahar Peer of Israel. The H2H with Dementieva and Peer is tied at 1-1 with Peer having beaten Dementieva at Roland Garros 2006 and Dementieva gained revenge in Los Angeles this year.
Dementieva received a Bye into the Second Round seeing as she is a Top 4 Seed, whereas Peer defeated Wildcard Elena Bovina 6-0 6-2 to reach this stage.
The current score in this match lies at Peer leading 6-4 1-1. To look on the bright side, Lena was down 5-1 in the First Set so she has obviously been playing better the last 15 minutes. Maybe her injury is hampering her progress?
Lena got off to a poor start going down 1-5 in the First Set. Lena then rallied to get the score back to 4-5, but Peer held serve to win the First Set. Lena then stormed to a 5-2 lead in the Second Set, but Peer came back and served for the match at 6-5. Peer held a Match Point, but Lena saved it . Peer was then up 3-0 in the tiebreak, but Lena won seven of the next eight points to send the match into a Third Set. Lena then broke Peer three times in the deciding set on her way to winning it 6-3.