first of all: I have to tell you about one sweet person: Anne Kremer
. My friend (who's super tennis fan and likes Anne very much) wished Anne good luck, she smiled at her and thanked her.
At the end of that super, super match Anne once again thanked her for support and waved her smiling and happy
. Anne's real, real sweetie and appreciates her fans which is wonderful
What a contrast to Strycova who once again acted like bi*** and screamed on her supporter fuck off :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:
But I'll start with morning matches. First match of the day for me was Loit - Brandi. I expected win for Loit but French girl didn't have her day. Her FH is
but she needs to be fully in game and that didn't happen. First set was long, tight and none of players was better then opponent. Brandi has unusual hold of racket while playing BH but it's her best stroke and she can rely on it.
First set was serial of breaks and rebreaks, Brandi was *5:3 up but didn't hold and long set finished for Emilie 7:6. Second set continued in same way: not many winners but more mistakes from both sides and especially Emilie started to be the weaker player. End of set was nervous and some balls were checked; Emilie was put out of countenance by her mistake and then got a violation for swearing.
Emilie was very angry, she told to umpire that she couldn't know what she had said, because she didn't speak French
But Loit showed her weak side and Brandi finally understood that she could beat her and grab the win. Brandi took second 7:5 and was mentally up.
I left for another match, because I bet on Pastikova and wanted to see her.
First set was already done, Michaela started second with break. I saw Pastikova last year in Prostejov and have to say that she's much better now. Especially BH is her great weapon. Ludmila Cervanova played clasical all court game but she has one minus - is absolutely unable to hit a winner.
She won second set but with great help of Michaela who made several errors.
Final set was all in Pastikova's possesion, Cervanova was hopeless and didn't even fight in the end.
I went to see rest of Koukalova - Peer match, but I was able to catch only last game. Shahar made 4 DF in last game
, saved some matchpoints but in the end, she lost. Not much I can tell about Peer's game: I saw some really nice winner from BH side but one game isn't enough to make any conclusion
Match of the day: super sweetie Kremer and super nothing Strycova.
Anne grabbed first break and never looked back in first set. Strycova made many mistakes, was angry, vulgar, acted like uneducated child....
Second set was more tight, Anne breaks for *1:0, then was easily broken. Strycova sometimes found her strokes, perfomed nice winners from both sides but also made UE's. Anne played really good: her strokes were accurate, long and put a presure on her opponent. Key moment happened when Anne served at *2:3 - she was able to save BP's and leveled the score. Strycova then (again) collapsed like a house of cards, lost her serve and let Anne to earn a desicive lead. Anne went for win
at *5:4, her third MP crowned her perfect effort
One last match (with special dedication to Jodie
); Matevzic - Tu.
It was clear that Maja lacks matches and isn't exercised. But she showed great fight and with biiiig help
from Tu (who missed easy strokes and was a bit vain today
). Maja looks fit (even thin to me) and has a movement I wouldn't expect from someone who has been out of tennis for so long but it's true that she was tired in the end and sometimes only returned ball back. To her game: I saw great variation and mixture of strokes and some really nice winners from Maja, who was greatly supported by her coach (or father, dunno
). She wasn't nervous but fully concentrated on her game. Of course, the performance wasn't as gorgeous but she deserves great, great applause today and I wish she would be able to continue with her comeback on tour and wish her no more injuries because her best tennis is really nice to see.
all for now