Join Date: May 2008
Location: where trees are green
Re: Ursynów Open thread: unranked Kawa vs number "1" Gerlova
Since the first round everything showed that in Iveta Gerlova and Karolina Kosińska will play in the finals. Each day increased the probability of such an end because neither of the rest seeded players didn't reach even the quarterfinals. And here suddenly, on Saturday morning, Katarzyna Kawa said: "veto".
We have just written about her, telling how bravely defended the matchballs in her match agains Alice Balducci. Kosińska, number 2 of the tournament, either didn't draw the conclusion from what she managed to see or she forgot that this 16 y.o. girl from the other side of net run to each ball until it bounces twice.
Kosińska was the favourite of the match even because the Kawa's tiredness of 2,5 hour struggle in full sun. Kawa can be very self-critical - even autoironical so she won't take umbrage of the claim that on Saturday morning she showed her opponent how to play tennis. We must tell that Kawa occured to be a very clever student and she did everything inversely. That's why she won but maybe too easily.
The other semifinal was not easy neither for a winner Iveta Gerlova nor for a defeated Paula Kania nor for the crowd. Supporters usually like long, sharp matches, such ones when the lead changes every time. However they approved the end of this 2,5 hour the rally of the errors with a big relief. Even so did the players.