Arrived at start of play, 1st to play Mandula - An. Serra-Zanetti and Nagyova - Koukalova. Klara was making mess of it, hitting everywhere but to court. So deserved to lose that 1st set with that scoreline (to love) Got bit more control later to make it a good fight, rain/hail storm interrupted at 4 all in the 2nd. Petra was just too strong for Antonella, who didn´t look at all confident have to say. Rain interrupted this too for about 2 hours (?)
It was that bad rain that they never got court 2 cleaned. It was like little lake still at end of play. Good job with Center and No 1, did took them about an hour to get them playable after rain had stopped.
2nd matches Rittner - Arvidsson, good rallies in this, Sofia is best Nordic player at the moment. But was little too predictable at times, ie. had to make 4 winners in one rally. Well done Barbara, she´ll get to run in the next match too. And Medina Garrigues - Marosi, Katalin played much better than in Q final but Anabel, not surprisingly, advanced in straight sets. Anabel, well she was better before that injury. Slowly and surely she gets better all the time.
Talaja - Schnyder, Silvija got her revenge, very good shots in this match. Deserved to win it, Patty maybe wasn´t "all out" but ok still.
And Perebiynis took out weak Kleinova, whose level had dropped from Q final, naturally opponent was bit diffirent caliber too. Tatiana looked ok, same as in yesterdays doubs, serving and hitting well.
Final matches Ondraskova outpowered Laine, not much to say of this, she played nearly error free, got that short ball after pressuring Emma and blew them away. She looked better than her ranking suggests.
And Czink - Fernandez, in 1st set Clarisa was finding the angles and took it pretty easily, in 2nd looked like Melinda was returning very well.
Didn´t see the 3rd.
Weather, before rain maybe about 23C, after that below 20C, end of play was 16C and I was freezing. Cloudy and very windy all day long but still managed to burn myself ?!
And reply to question from other thread - Torrens Valero didn´t look injured.