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1st set game 2
1st set game 5
1st set game 6
1st set game 7
1st set game 10
3rd set game 1
3rd set game 4
3rd set game 6
3rd set game 7
3rd set game 9: Maria serving for the match
3rd set game 10
Description from Jonny:
I have to say about this video whats going on before it starts, because its hard to hear what just happened. First youll see Kirilenko teach Bepa a new way to get a code violation. And then on the match point, the ump overrules Maria's serve and calls "fault." Maria challenges the overrule, and you cant see the hawkeye, but she was correct on her challenge.
Last two points
The ump blew the call, but I think other than that he called a good match. If he hadnt blown the call, it would have been 6-3. Vera looks like she wouldve challenged it if he hadnt overruled. Maria losing her cool was totally understandable though. By the time it got to this point in the match, someone was going to walk out of there sick to their stomach even if that hadnt happened.
To sum up this match, Vera controlled the first set. The second set was all Kirilenko's, and the third set was all about responding to the delays. It controlled the momentum swings.
The first delay Vera didnt respond to at all and Kirilenko put the match in her pocket. The second delay, maybe Maria might have had too much time to think about winning one more game. Vera seemed to come back out with a relaxed mind and was just set on trying to make Kiri earn it in the end. And if that was the plan, then Vera did a good job of that.
Strange win, but it was fun 7-5,2-6,7-6 Hug for Kiri too
Last edited by SOA_MC; Aug 13th, 2010 at 02:42 PM.
I just had to watch the last one.. and yeah she was pissed. Can see her game is a total mess. Didn't shake hands with the umpire. So I guess there were some bad calls which she thinks contributed to the loss. I can't make myself watch the others.