Petrova struggles to overcome Piter in Warsaw Published: Tuesday, 1 May, 2007, 12:54 PM
Nadia Petrova struggled to overcome unranked Polish junior Katarzyna Piter before reaching the second round of the Warsaw Cup yesterday.
The fifth-seeded Russian, who last year took three clay-court titles leading up to the French Open, only to injure her hip and miss both Roland Garros and Wimbledon, eventually claimed a 6-3, 7-5 victory.
She failed to serve out the match after breaking to lead the second set 5-4. Piter played well defensively, hit some good passing shots and led the second set 2-0 before Petrova levelled.
"I think I was playing against two opponents today," said Petrova.
"One was on the other side of the net and one was on the same side as I was. I really had a difficult time because last week I didn't do much practising, and the previous week I played Fed Cup and that was indoors so it was completely different conditions."
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