oh yeah my friends, after the second set I also thought se would lose it.. I must admit that I was so angry because of that rain delay, because it nearly ruined her wimby QF
but a lot of credit to maria, to change momentum again after that tough 2nd set!
I mean, she was broken twice, and twice she managed to get back on serve! Even in the tiebreak she was down 2-5 or something, but also there she came back to 6-6 on her own service, saving some setpoints! There she showed what a big fighter she is, and at this point, I really thought she would win it in straight sets....then shuai played really good again (as almost over the whole 2nd set), hitting the ball clean, and always right on the lines..
and so shuai won the tiebreak, and kiri could have been mentally down after all those great comebacks without happy end.
But she started to be more aggressive again, like she was in the 1st set.
Maria had a break-opportunity already at shuai's first service game. She couldn't convert it, but you had the impression that she mentally is still full in the match!
It was crucial then to finally break (after wasting two bp's first) in the 5th game for a *3-2 lead, I think that was the deciding moment for kiri's win!
From that on, maria wasn't in danger to give it away again, staying very aggressive and focused, well done!
now comes aga, and I guess kiri has nothing to lose, no kind of pressure for her! quarterfinal is already more than ever expected, considering the tough last month