Claudine Schaul (LUX) def. (21) Anna Pistolesi (ISR) 7-6(5), 6-2
Well done Claudine! I am so happy for you! This is a great win for you! A grand slam match victory too! I also wanna give congrats to Schaul's doubles partner in Toronto, Maria Elena Camerin , who beat Daja Bedanova easily in r1 yesterday!
Damn you per4ever! I decided last night that I was going to create a site, with the URL www.claudine-schaul.net! Well, I guess most other players have more than one fan site, but I hope ours don't overlap too much.
I saw most of this match...Claudine was on FIRE...the FH was smoking
In the first set...Anna played her usual high bouncing balls and Claudine was killing them...she handled them beautifully...
Claudine's BH needs alot of work, but she used it alot to set up her FH...she also needs to work on her net game...alot of times she could have ended the point and she stayed back and when she did come in, she wasnt tight enough to the net...
See this is what I mean, when Claudine is on, her winners are just superb. But when she is off, (like she was in Toronto), she loses to not-so-good players easily. This girl has a lot of potential, keep it up Claudine! And a great matchup for r2, Schaul plays Reeves, surely winnable if she continues to play the way she is now.